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The World Atlas of Wine, 7th Edition

By Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson

  • Hardback
  • £40.00

The new and fully updated 7th edition of the classic wine reference book that has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.

The new and fully updated 7th edition of the classic wine reference book that has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.

"Immense and beautiful - almost drinkable" ­- Midweek, BBC Radio 4

"Simply superb work... buy it if you like wine at all." ­- Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

"If I owned only one wine book, it would be this one. And this edition, please." ­- Andrew Jefford, Decanter

Few wine books can be called classic but the first edition of The World Atlas of Wine made publishing history when it appeared in 1971. It is recognized by critics as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work available. This seventh edition will bring readers, both old and new, bang up to date with the world of wine.

Much has changed since the last edition of the Atlas in 2007. Changes in climate, in winemaking technique, in fashion, and in where wine is grown over the past years are all reflected in this new edition. The move away from more predictable international grapes and towards less familiar, local varieties is a noticeable trend. Wine that expresses its precise location is once more to the fore, meaning that an Atlas that allows the reader to understand a region's geography is more necessary than ever. The increasing importance of cooler-climate regions as the effects of climate change become more apparent and the growth of China, not just as a consumer of wine but also as a grape-grower and wine producer, are just two of the many other developments covered.

The Atlas is renowned for its superb cartography and this seventh edition has 215 unique maps. Dynamic wine regions such as coastal Croatia, Khaketi in Georgia, Canterbury in New Zealand, Swartland in South Africa, Northern Virginia in the US , and Ningxia in China are examples of just some that are covered in detail for the first time. Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, the world's most respected wine-writing duo, have again joined
forces to create a classic that no wine lover can afford to be without.

Contents Includes...

Introduction
The Ancient World and Middle Ages
The Evolution of Modern Wine
International Grapes
Regional Grapes
Wine and Weather
Making Wine in the Vineyard
Making Wine in the Cellar
Oak and its uses
Stoppering Wine
Anatomy of a Winery
Wine and Time
Enjoying Wine
Tasting and Talking about Wine
The World of Wine

France
Italy
Spain
Portugal
Germany
Austria
Hungary
Greece
North America
South America
Australia
New Zealand
South Africa
Asia

And Much More!

Biographical Notes

Hugh Johnson has led the world of wine writing in 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 of Wine, and his memoirs, A Life Uncorked, have all been best-sellers. Indeed, his Pocket Wine is the world's best-selling annual wine book. In 2007, Hugh was awarded an OBE for services to winemaking.

Jancis Robinson's award-winning books Vines, Grapes and Wine (1986), the hugely successful Oxford Companion to Wine (1994, 1999, 2006) and Wine Grapes (2012) are landmarks in wine literature. Jancis is the Financial Times wine correspondent and her award-winning website, www.jancisrobinson.com, has subscribers in 100 countries. 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.

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  • ISBN: 9781845336899
  • Publication date: 07 Oct 2013
  • Page count: 400
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
There's an infectious sense of glee about this new atlas. — Henry Jefferys, The Guardian
Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson are the Bordeaux and Burgundy of wine writers. — The Times
A thing of beauty and a joy for ever ... fine cartography combines with expert text and evocative photography to create an irresistible package. — Independent
A useful investment whether you are planning a holiday with a little wine, or a wine trip with a little holiday. — BBC Good Food Magazine
The maps are intricate, informative and perfect for understanding some of the complicated wine regions...a necessary tool for anyone in the wine trade or any aspiring wine buffs. — Country Life
A truly comprehensive reference book by two of our foremost authorities on the subject. — Delicious
The secret of its success lies in its comprehensiveness. — The Good Book Guide
A bible of the wine industry. — Harpers
A great reference work for the serious wine buff. — Sunday Telegraph
The "bible" for oenophiles. — Sunday Telegraph
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