The World of Wine

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This luxury box-set includes two of the world's most successful and best-selling wine books by the two foremost wine writers on the subject. The World Atlas of Wine commands the position as the indispensable wine book for novice and expert alike thanks to its exceptional maps, the quality of its prose, and its well-timed revisions.Fifteen years ago Hugh Johnson wrote what is critically considered to be his "masterpiece" and a timeless classic of wine literature The Story of Wine. It has been heralded as one of ...

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Overview

This luxury box-set includes two of the world's most successful and best-selling wine books by the two foremost wine writers on the subject. The World Atlas of Wine commands the position as the indispensable wine book for novice and expert alike thanks to its exceptional maps, the quality of its prose, and its well-timed revisions.Fifteen years ago Hugh Johnson wrote what is critically considered to be his "masterpiece" and a timeless classic of wine literature The Story of Wine. It has been heralded as one of the most comprehensive and certainly one of the most enjoyable books on wine in any language.


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Editorial Reviews

The Observer
"Our cleverest, most thoughtful wine writer."
on Jancis Robinson
Colin Parnell
"No one quite has the same gift for encapsulating in a few brief paragraphs the essence of a wine region."
Decanter, on Hugh Johnson
Wine Specator
"A writer of breathtaking clarity."
(USA) on Jancis Robinson
The Good Book Guide on The World Atlas of Wine
"The world's greatest success in wine publishing."
Decanter
"Wine Book of the Millennium."
on The World Atlas of Wine
Library Journal
Collection development librarians, rejoice. Updated versions of two classic wine books-The Story of Wine and The World Atlas of Wine-are now available in a boxed set. Johnson's newly illustrated edition of The Story of Wine is a broad, engaging survey of the history of wine and winemaking from ancient times to the 20th century. The fifth completely revised edition of Johnson and Robinson's The World Atlas of Wine offers readers a short introduction to wine growing and producing process before providing approximately 178 detailed maps and descriptions of individual wine regions throughout the world. Both Johnson (Hugh Johnson's Wine Companion) and Robinson (The Oxford Companion to Wine) are acknowledged experts on wine, and their enthusiasm for their subject shines through. Perhaps the only flaw in these otherwise exceptional titles is that some of the statistical data on wine production and consumption are not always as current as researchers might wish. Academic and public libraries, especially those that may not have older editions, will find The World of Wine to be an excellent addition to their collections.-John Charles, Scottsdale P.L., AZ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845331658
  • Publisher: Octopus Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Edition description: SLIPCASE
  • Pages: 612
  • Product dimensions: 9.62 (w) x 12.00 (h) x 2.62 (d)

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