The Oxford Companion to Wine

The Oxford Companion to Wine

Hardcover | October 15, 2006

EditorJancis Robinson

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Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor onboth sides of the Atlantic. Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine throughthe ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day. Now exhaustively updated, this third edition incorporates the very latest international research to present almost 400 new entries on topics ranging from globalization and the politics of wine to brands, precision viticulture, and co-fermentation. Hundreds of entries have undergone major revision,among them yeast, barrel alternatives, climate change, and virtually all wine regions; and useful lists and statistics are appended, including controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, and wine production and consumption by country.Illustrated with maps of every important wine region in the world, useful charts and diagrams, and stunning colour photographs, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, offering an understanding of wine in all of its wider contexts - notably historical, cultural, and scientific - and serving asa truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse.

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Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor onboth sides of the Atlantic. Combining meticulo...

EDITOR Jancis Robinson, OBE and Master of Wine is one of the world's leading authorities on wine, voted the Wine Writers' Writer by her peers in The Observer. The first person outside the wine trade to have passed the notoriously tough Master of Wine exams, she is now the wine columnist for the Financial Times and writes a regular colu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:840 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 1.83 inPublished:October 15, 2006Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0198609906

ISBN - 13:9780198609902

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An essential book to have for wine enthusiasts and professionals I purchased this book as a prerequisite for a wine course I took and I found it surprisingly captivating. It has virtually everything one would want to find about wine and related topics. Easy to read even for a beginner.
Date published: 2011-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The one truly indespensible wine reference Remarkable for its depth of information. If it is not in here, you do not need to know it. Most importantly, the Oxford Campanion to Wine is virtually without fault. Only a select few wine books can make a similar claim. Very impressive!
Date published: 2007-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A MUST for Every Wine Library I can’t think of a more complete and well-written wine reference book than Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine. It’s a must for every wine library and includes information about all of the world’s wine regions, grapes, styles and terms. Pair this with wines from one of the fastest growing new wine regions profiled in the book, South Africa: 2004 Durbanville Hills Shiraz Durbanville ($14) and 2002 Cathedral Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ($17).
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Table of Contents

MapsPrefaceContributorsAcknowledgementsList of new entriesComplete list of entries by subjectNote to the readerAlphabetical entriesComplete list of controlled appellations and their permitted grape varietiesVineyard area, wine production, and per capita wine consumption by countryPicture credits

Editorial Reviews

`a rich, enthusiastic celebration ... of the ancient people-centred arts of viticulture.'Valentine Cunningham, The Observer