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

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by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, Jose Vouillamoz



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ISBN-13: 9780062206367
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Pages: 1280
Sales rank: 636,231
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 11.16(h) x 3.24(d)

About 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,, 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?
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