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Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavours

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by Jancis Robinson
     
 

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Wine enthusiasts everywhere rejoice! Wine Grapes provides absolutely everything the connoisseur wants to know about the succulent, remarkable fruit that care, love, skill, and time transform into humankind’s most beloved beverage—and presents it all in a stunningly beautiful, gorgeously illustrated package. The dazzling co-creation of Jancis

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Wine enthusiasts everywhere rejoice! Wine Grapes provides absolutely everything the connoisseur wants to know about the succulent, remarkable fruit that care, love, skill, and time transform into humankind’s most beloved beverage—and presents it all in a stunningly beautiful, gorgeously illustrated package. The dazzling co-creation of Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s best known wine authorities, Julia Harding, who passed the Master of Wine exams at the top of her class, and internationally renowned botanist José Vouillamoz, Wine Grapes is the first complete compendium in more than a century to all grape varieties relevant to the wine lover. An exquisite gift book—and a must-own for anyone in the food and wine industry—Wine Grapes charts the relationships of the grapes (with some astounding family trees), discusses in fascinating detail where and how they are grown, and, most importantly, what the wines made from them will ultimately taste like.

Editorial Reviews

Tom Wark
“The most important wine book in years.
Decanter.com
‘A magnificent achievement: colossally informative, illuminating and intriguing
The Guardian
A fantastic Christmas present for any wine geek, and one that will provide an endless source of fiendish questions for quiz-setters
Bordeaux Undiscovered
This book is a thing of beauty - classic, well written and splendidly illustrated - and will be a point of reference for decades to come.
2012
André Simon Awards, Best Drink Book
2013
OIV Awards, Best Viticulture Book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062206367
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Pages:
1280
Sales rank:
224,188
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 11.16(h) x 3.24(d)

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Tom Wark
“The most important wine book in years.

Meet the Author

Jancis Robinson is a Master of Wine, the Financial Times wine writer, and the author/editor of dozens of wine books, including The Oxford Companion to Wine and The World Atlas of Wine. Her award-winning website, www.JancisRobinson.com, has subscribers in more than 100 countries.

Julia Harding, a Master of Wine, linguist, and fastidious editor, is Jancis Robinson's full-time assistant and associate palate. In this book, she has gathered the most up-to-date statistics about wine-grape plantings in every corner of the planet as well as unearthing recommended wine producers for almost every grape variety.

José Vouillamoz worked with the groundbreaking team of grape geneticists at the University of California, Davis, and is a botanist and grape expert with an international reputation.

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Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavours 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
DrZeus More than 1 year ago
A massive work describing more grape varieties than most of us imagined existed. But there are a couple of flaws. For one, the DNA analysis is not real good - they cannot tell Pinot Noir from Pinot Grigio! Any beginning wine taster can do that blindfolded. They need to expand their markers to fix that. And the choice of which grape to list among closely related is very strange. Zinfandel outproduces Primitivo by a large margin, and it outproduces Crljenak by a large margin. And nobody produces Tribidrag. But, since these are closely related grapes only one can be documented. Yeah, they chose Tribidrag. Really?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago