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The Oxford Companion to Wine
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Jancis Robinson Julia Harding
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The Oxford Companion to Wine

Jancis Robinson Julia Harding


9780198705383

Oxford University Press


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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 through the 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, and scientific-and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse.

Edited by:   Jancis Robinson
Assisted by:   Julia Harding
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   4th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 281mm,  Width: 228mm,  Spine: 46mm
Weight:   2.800kg
ISBN:   9780198705383
ISBN 10:   0198705387
Series:   Oxford Companions
Pages:   904
Publication Date:   September 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

PREFACE ; CONTRIBUTORS ; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ; LIST OF NEW ENTRIES ; MAPS OF THE WINE REGIONS ; NOTE TO THE READER ; COMPLETE LIST OF ENTRIES BY SUBJECT ; COMPANION TO WINE ; APPENDIX 1: CONTROLLED APPELLATIONS AND THEIR PERMITTED GRAPE VARIETIES ; APPENDIX 2A: TOTAL VINEYARD AREA BY COUNTRY ; APPENDIX 2B: WINE PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY ; APPENDIX 2C: PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY


The glorious fourth edition is not just a must-own for any wine professional, it is also a must-buy for any drink-loving wine-hound. Victoria Moore, Daily Telegraph A masterpiece of vinous scholarship. David Williams, The Observer Jancis Robinson's magnificent work...may be the most essential wine book any enthusiast should possess - a fastidiously researched and well-crafted book on just about everything in wine from A-Z. This is essential reading. Robinson and Harding, along with their team of contributors, have managed to keep the This is Essential reading. Robinson and Harding, along with their team of contributors, have managed to keep the Oxford Companion fresh. Washington Post As well as a huge weight of information, this wonderful book also manages to entertain and delight. Stephen Brook, Decanter By some distance the greatest wine reference book ever created. Ali Nichol, Wine Times Hong Kong The world's most useful wine book. Huon Hooke, huonhooke.com Indispensible. The Wine Mercant, Issue 40

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