The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis RobinsonThe Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson

The Oxford Companion to Wine

EditorJancis Robinson

Hardcover | September 11, 2015

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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. The 187 esteemed contributors (including over 50 new to this edition) range from internationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world. Now exhaustively updated, this fourth edition incorporates the very latest international research to present over 350 new entries on topics ranging from additives and wine apps to WSET and Zelen. Over 60 per cent of all entries have been revised; and useful lists and statistics are appended,including a unique list of the world's controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, as well as vineyard area, wine production and consumption by country. Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, many useful charts and diagrams, and 16 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, andscientific - and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse.
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 column for ...
Title:The Oxford Companion to WineFormat:HardcoverDimensions:904 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.03 inPublished:September 11, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198705387

ISBN - 13:9780198705383

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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).
Date published: 2007-11-26

Table of Contents

PrefaceContributorsAcknowledgementsList of new entriesMaps of the wine regionsNote to the readerComplete list of entries by subjectCompanion to WineAppendix 1: Controlled appellations and their permitted grape varietiesAppendix 2A: Total vineyard area by countryAppendix 2B: Wine production by countryAppendix 2C: Per capita consumption by country

Editorial Reviews

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