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Concise World Atlas of Wine

By Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson

  • Paperback
  • £18.99

A new way of accessing the research of Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson's global best-seller in an affordable and elegant 'working' edition. Guaranteed promotion from the world's greatest wine duo, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. A must-have book for wine lovers and wine-trade professionals alike, this is an ideal self-purchase and an essential addition to every bookshelf.

This brand-new concise edition of the World Atlas of Wine contains every one of the 200 maps core to the appeal of its original format. An ideal self-purchase, the Concise World Atlas of Wine combines essential information on the wines of the world, written by the world's most authoritative wine duo, with the unparalleled clarity and detail of the most up-to-date and useful maps available of wine growing areas. Benefiting throughout from the highest-quality research included in the sixth edition of Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson's World Atlas of Wine, this concise version is a must-have book for everyone involved in the world of wine and an ideal reference book for every wine enthusiast.

Biographical Notes

Hugh Johnson is acclaimed as the worlds favourite wine writer. Since his first book, Wine, appeared in 1966, he has been making the subject of wine approachable to all with his witty and humorous style. His other books include the bestseller Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book. He is also President of The Sunday Times Wine Club.Jancis Robinson MW is internationally renowned for her witty, authoritative wine writing and her books Vines, Grapes and Wines, and Oxford Companion to Wine are among the most important in wine literature. She is acclaimed as 'awesomely intelligent' (The Guardian) and as a writer 'of breathtaking clarity' (The Spectator). She lectures, makes regular television appearances, is the Financial Times wine correspondent and writes for several magazines.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781845335007
  • Publication date: 07 Sep 2009
  • Page count: 352
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
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