Dimensions: 400 Pages, 9.45 × 11.42 × 1.18 in
Published: October 8, 2013
Publisher: Octopus Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1845336895
ISBN - 13: 9781845336899
From the Publisher
The seventh edition will confirm the status of The World Atlas
of Wine as the most essential and authoritative wine reference
work. Reflecting the changing nature of the wine scene, the Atlas
details developments in climate, technique and fashion as well as
new regulations made over the last six years. A new Australian map
highlights the importance of cool-climate regions as global warming
takes effect, for example,while dynamic regions such as coastal
Croatia, South Africa''s Swartland and Ningxia in China are covered
for the first time. The world''s increasing appetite for wine is
matched by a growing thirst for knowledge,which this book will
About the Author
Jancis Robinson''s award-winning books Vines, Grapes and
Wine (1986) and the hugely successful Oxford Companion to
Wine (1994, 1999, 2006), are landmarks in wine literature.
Jancis is the Financial Times'' wine correspondent and is
critically acclaimed as the "woman who makes the wine world gulp
when she speaks" (USA Today) and "our favorite wine writer"
(Playboy). Jancis was the first person outside the wine trade to
qualify as a Master of Wine, in 1984. She was awarded an OBE in
2003 and the Officier de l''Ordre du Mérite Agricole in 2010 by the
French Minister of Agriculture.
Hugh Johnson has led the world of wine writing in many new
directions over the 40 years since his first book, Wine,
was published. The World Atlas of Wine, his Wine
Companion (now in its sixth edition), the annual Pocket
Wine Book (since 1977), The Story ofWine, and his memoir,
A Life Uncorked, have all been best-sellers. Indeed, his
Pocket Wine is the
world''s best-selling annual wine book. His unique approach,
serious and informed, yet entertaining and unpretentious, has
earned him the admiration of wine lovers all over the world. In
2007, Hugh was awarded an OBE for services to winemaking.
"Simply put, there is no better wine reference book on the planet than the new, seventh edition of The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. It''s an absolute must for wine enthusiasts: an essential, authoritative and beautifully produced wine companion."