The Oxford Companion to Wine

The Oxford Companion to Wine Published in to worldwide acclaim the first edition of Jancis Robinson s seminal volume The Oxford Companion to Wine immediately attained legendary status The book has won every major wine boo

  • Title: The Oxford Companion to Wine
  • Author: Jancis Robinson
  • ISBN: 9780198609902
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson s seminal volume, The Oxford Companion to Wine, immediately attained legendary status The book has won every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child IACP awards, and Robinson hasa received writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic.Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson s seminal volume, The Oxford Companion to Wine, immediately attained legendary status The book has won every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child IACP awards, and Robinson hasa received writer and woman of the year accolades for its editor on both sides of the Atlantic Combining meticulously researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine offers almost 4,000 entries on every wine related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine Tracing the consumption and production from the ancient world to the present day, the Companion is a remarkable resource for gaining further appreciation for a beverage whose popularity has only increased with time Now exhaustively updated, this third edition incorporates the very latest international research to present over 400 new entries on topics ranging from globalization and the politics of wine to brands, precision viticulture, and co fermentation Hundreds of other entries have also undergone major revisions, including yeast, barrel alternatives, climate change, and virtually all wine regions Useful lists and statistics are appended, including controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, as well as wine production and consumption by country Illustrated with maps of every important wine region in the world, useful charts and diagrams, and stunning color photography, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, offering an understanding of wine in its many wider contexts notably historical, cultural, geographic, and scientific and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine lover can dip, browse, and linger.

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    1. Jancis Mary Robinson OBE, MW is a British wine critic, journalist and editor of wine literature She currently writes a weekly column for the Financial Times, and writes for her website jancisrobinson She also provides advice for Queen Elizabeth II s wine cellar.Robinson studied mathematics and philosophy at Oxford University and worked for a travel company after leaving university Robinson started her wine writing career on December 1, 1975 when she became assistant editor for the trade magazine Wine Spirit In 1984 she became the first person outside the wine trade to become a Master of Wine She also served as British Airways s wine consultant.As a wine writer, she has become one of the world s leading writers of educational and encyclopedic material on wine The Oxford Companion to Wine, edited by Robinson, is generally considered to be the most complete wine encyclopedia In addition, The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson is one of the leading wine atlases In 1995, Jancis Robinson appeared in a 10 episode wine course on BBC 2 television This series has later been reissued on DVD A book titled Jancis Robinson s Wine Course was written to accompany the series and has gone through several editions.She has an honorary doctorate from the Open University, and was made an OBE in 2003, among numerous other awards for her writing Her accolades include multiple Glenfiddich Awards and Andr Simon Memorial Awards, and Decanter s 1999 Wo Man of the Year.

    2. An absolutely terrific wine encyclopaedia, containing more minute information about wine production, history, enjoyment, and custom than anyone could ever want to know. The entries feel authoritative, the information is useful and eclectic. The editorial board does a nice job of escaping the hegemony of French wine - there's ample information on the rest of Europe (eastern, too), the US, South American, and Australia. If you really like wine, this book makes a handy reference. Note, though, that [...]

    3. I would like to that Oxford University and for the opportunity to win this Holy Grail of books. I hadn't realized I won the book until it showed up at my home one day. It might as well have been Christmas!I received a free copy of The Oxford Companion to Wine. In exchange, it is my wish to leave an honest review.Where to begin. This book is everything you expect of an encyclopedia ; tiny print , extremely long, and crammed full of all the information you could possibly want on wine. It's well w [...]

    4. Received this book as a first reads giveaway from . This review is based entirely on my own thoughts and feelings.This is a 4th edition of this whopping wine encyclopaedia that's been around and improved on since 1994. Quite literally any information needed on wines you'll find in here without them dumbing it down or ramming it down your throat. This would also make an awesome present for any part time or full on wine enthusiasts, and they probably wouldn't need any other guides, ever.

    5. So exciting to finally have a new edition of this most essential libro de vino! So easy to navigate, this is the most comprehensive and detailed "dictionary of wine" I have yet come across. Heartily recommended for the serious student of wine, or even for the serious lover of wine, for a life-long reference to be opened again and again.

    6. I received this book for free via First Reads.It is the ultimate guide to wine and possibly the only one you will ever need. It goes into every aspect of wine and wine-making in great detail. It is complex yet easy to read even for a relative novice to wine.It is a book I will look at before every romantic meal or restaurant visit in the future.

    7. I received this book free in a contest. This is the best wine encyclopedia there could ever be. If you want to know ANYthing about wine, this is the book to get. It's a very big book. Nothing is omitted! I love it.

    8. I FUCKING TOLD THOSE MORONS THAT ZINFANDEL WAS DERIVED FROM CROATIA!AND THEY ALWAYS DIDN'T GIVA SHIT, STILL INSISTING ON THAT THAT WAS FROM ITALY(ITALY MY ASS!), THINKING THEY WERE THE EXPERTS ON WINERYARE THEY RETARDED? OR JUST BECAUSE THEY CAN'T READ ENGLISH STUFF??HOW HOPELESS

    9. Overwhelming book on wine I get drunk just from reading itThis wine text-book / encyclopedia is amazing.

    10. I read it at night, when eating something decent, usually, and drinking something fine from the shop. Thanks, Yank-is!

    11. Excellent, excellent, excellent!!! I was so excited to win this giveaway! Such a great book to use as a reference. Thank you!!!

    12. a must for any wine book collection. invaluable if your looking to settle a drunken, dinner party winemaking argument!

    13. This is the OED of the wine world! Because it is a reference, it will never be listed as "read." Nevertheless, if you love wine, whether novice or master sommelier, this is a must.

    14. I was a lucky winner of this amazing book--the 4th edition of the "bible" for wine drinkers and collectors. What a treat!!

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