Jancis Robinson's Concise Wine Companion

Jancis Robinson's Concise Wine Companion

by Jancis Robinson, Jancis Robinson
     
 

From the apprentice to the connoisseur, wine buffs will be enchanted, informed, even surprised by this fabulous guide to the world of wine, now in a portable format. Beautifully presented and unrivalled in its scope, this volume is edited under the acute supervision of the "queen of wine" Jancis Robinson who presents a distillation of all the essential

Overview

From the apprentice to the connoisseur, wine buffs will be enchanted, informed, even surprised by this fabulous guide to the world of wine, now in a portable format. Beautifully presented and unrivalled in its scope, this volume is edited under the acute supervision of the "queen of wine" Jancis Robinson who presents a distillation of all the essential information for wine-lovers and would-be wine lovers.
Drawn from the internationally celebrated Oxford Companion to Wine—that won every major wine book award, including the Julia Child and the James Beard awards—this new edition contains all the award-winning detail in an affordable, easy-to-handle package. Offering over 2,350 fully accessible and completely cross-referenced entries, this volume covers every aspect of wine, from wine regions to tasting terms, from labeling to grape varieties, and from the faults of wine to the healthy benefits of wine. Written by over seventy of the world's best wine experts, this volume also provides a guide to vintages and a complete list of controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties. Additional features include a statistical overview of wine production and consumption and a new listing of Robinson's personal selection of up-and-coming wine regions and producers. Lavishly designed, Concise Wine Companion also displays exquisite black-and-white and full color illustrations, as well as maps of nearly every wine region in the world.
Authoritative yet entertaining, this ultimate—and now handy—reference on wine and wine-making is the perfect volume to enrich a lifetime's enjoyment of this intoxicating topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198662747
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 4.90(h) x 1.20(d)

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Meet the Author

Jancis Robinson is a wine writer and broadcaster with an international reputation. She was Decanter magazine's 1999 (Wo)Man of the Year. She was also voted first ever Television Personality of the Year in the 1999 Glenfiddich Awards for food and drink media. In the same year her fellow wine writers voted her Most Influential Wine Writer by an overwhelming margin. She has been a columnist for both The Sunday Times of London and the American Wine Spectator and now writes for The Financial Times as well as a column which is published by 12 magazines in five continents.

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