The World of Wine

The World of Wine


By (author) Jancis Robinson, By (author) Hugh Johnson

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  • Format: Hardback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 242mm x 305mm x 65mm | 3,957g
  • Publication date: 20 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845331656
  • ISBN 13: 9781845331658
  • Edition statement: Special ed.
  • Illustrations note: maps, 300photos, story, 140photos
  • Sales rank: 395,168

Product description

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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Author information

Jancis Robinson is internationally renowned for her witty, authoritative wine writing. Her award-winning books include Vines, Grapes and Wines and the Oxford Companion to Wine. Jancis now lectures, writes, and appears regularly on television. She is wine correspondent for the Financial Times and writes an international column. She also has her own website, www Millions know her as a television presenter of the award-winning series Jancis Robinson's Wine Course and Vintner's Tales. Hugh Johnson is acclaimed as the world's favourite wine writer. His rare talent for making the most complex subjects readable, with wit and humour, has led to a remarkable sequence of books. He was made a Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Merite in April 2004 in recognition of his significant contribution to the understanding and promotion of France and French wines, and was voted Wine Personality of the Year 2004 in Wine International magazine. Other Hugh Johnson titles Wine, Story of Wine, Wine Companion (now in its fifth edition), The Art and Science of Wine, How to Enjoy Your Wine, Cellar Book, and Tuscany and its Wines.

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The world's greatest success in wine publishing" The Good Book Guide on The World Atlas of Wine; "Wine Book of the Millennium" Decanter on The World Atlas of Wine; "No one quite has the same gift for encapsulating in a few brief paragraphs the essence of a wine region" Colin Parnell, Decanter, on Hugh Johnson; "Our cleverest, most thoughtful wine writer" The Observer on Jancis Robinson; "A writer of breathtaking clarity" Wine Spotter (USA) on Jancis Robinson; "Until now, the intricacies of the fascinating history of wine have been available almost exclusively to the French. Who better to supply the rest of us with our first comprehensive historical survey than the wine writer with the magic pen, Hugh Johnson?" Jancis Robinson on Hugh Johnson's Story of Wine