The World Atlas of Wine

The World Atlas of Wine

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by Hugh Johnson
     
 

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The seventh edition will confirm the status of The World Atlas of Wine as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work. Reflecting the changing nature of the wine scene, the Atlas details developments in climate, technique and fashion as well as new regulations made over the last six years. A new Australian map highlights the importance of

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The seventh edition will confirm the status of The World Atlas of Wine as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work. Reflecting the changing nature of the wine scene, the Atlas details developments in climate, technique and fashion as well as new regulations made over the last six years. A new Australian map highlights the importance of cool-climate regions as global warming takes effect, for example,while dynamic regions such as coastal Croatia, South Africa's Swartland and Ningxia in China are covered for the first time. The world's increasing appetite for wine is matched by a growing thirst for knowledge,which this book will amply satisfy.

Editorial Reviews

Oregon Magazine
"The most authoritative wine reference book available ... with words and graphics that set a new publishing standard on the subject."
WineDude.com
"It's difficult to review 'The World Atlas of Wine' without gushing ... the 7th edition raises the bar again, primarily by maintaining its already high standard and expanding its maps and coverage of growing wine regions in China, Australia and North America."
Tom Wark - Fermentation: the Daily Wine Blog
"It is a testament to Johnson and Robinson's heroic efforts to create a true reference volume that they have survey the world and attempted to include the major changes that have come to the different regions of the world over the past few years."
From the Publisher
"The World Atlas of Wine has always had extraordinary scope and the seventh edition is no different...Beautifully done."—Bill Saporito, TIME Magazine"

The most authoritative wine reference book available ... with words and graphics that set a new publishing standard on the subject."
Fred Malkin, Oregon Magazine
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The World Atlas of Wine is the single most important reference book on the shelf of any wine student."—Eric Asimov, The New York Times"

It's difficult to review 'The World Atlas of Wine' without gushing ... the 7th edition raises the bar again, primarily by maintaining its already high standard and expanding its maps and coverage of growing wine regions in China, Australia and North America."
Joe Roberts, WineDude.com"

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

The essential rootstock of any true wine lover's library. A multi-layered snapshot of wine and how it has evolved."—Dave McIntyre, Washington Post"

Every wine lover's bible...pouring decades of wine knowledge into succinct paragraphs that place each country and region in context."—LA Times"

It is a testament to Johnson and Robinson's heroic efforts to create a true reference volume that they have survey the world and attempted to include the major changes that have come to the different regions of the world over the past few years."
Tom Wark, Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog
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Simply put, there is no better wine reference book on the planet than the new, seventh edition of The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. It's an absolute must for wine enthusiasts: an essential, authoritative and beautifully produced wine companion."—Ted Scheffler, Salt Lake City Weekly

TIME Magazine
"The World Atlas of Wine has always had extraordinary scope and the seventh edition is no different...Beautifully done."
The New York Times
"The World Atlas of Wine is the single most important reference book on the shelf of any wine student."
Decanter
"If I owned only one wine book, it would be this one. And this edition, please."
Washington Post
"The essential rootstock of any true wine lover's library. A multi-layered snapshot of wine and how it has evolved."
LA Times
"Every wine lover's bible...pouring decades of wine knowledge into succinct paragraphs that place each country and region in context."
Fermentation: The Daily Wine Blog
"It is a testament to Johnson and Robinson's heroic efforts to create a true reference volume that they have survey the world and attempted to include the major changes that have come to the different regions of the world over the past few years."
Salt Lake City Weekly
"Simply put, there is no better wine reference book on the planet than the new, seventh edition of The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. It's an absolute must for wine enthusiasts: an essential, authoritative and beautifully produced wine companion."
Library Journal
01/01/2014
Towering figures in wine criticism and writing, Johnson and Robinson have updated their atlas to include coverage of up-and-coming areas around the world. Readers will find expanded information on such disparate locales as the Eastern United States, Turkey, South Africa, and China. More than 200 maps, some of which feature topographic detail and climate zones, illustrate the various geographies. The cartographic materials are supplemented with photographs of vineyards and labels representing noteworthy wines for each geographic region. This rich visual content is paired with a comprehensive overview of each region, briefly highlighting its history, production, and wine-making strengths. The writing is at a level many readers will readily grasp and is enlivened by the authors' opinions on various wines. VERDICT Both an authoritative work and a genuinely enjoyable volume to browse. Highly recommended for large libraries and those with a collection focus on wine.—Peter Hepburn, Coll. of the Canyons Lib., Santa Clarita, CA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845336899
Publisher:
Octopus Books
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
69,658
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 11.40(h) x 1.50(d)

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