The Oxford Companion to Wine

The Oxford Companion to Wine

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Edited by award-winning wine writer Jancis Robinson, and featuring over 3000 alphabetically-listed entries, this reference covers all aspects of wine: historical, geographical, social, scientific, and cultural. As well as authoritative entries on wine-making, wine appreciation and the wine trade, the book offers both amateur and professional wine enthusiasts an enormous body of background information - from Dionysian revels in ancient Greece to Prohibition in 1920s America; from decanters, corkscrews and glasses to soil types, pruning and labelling.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1104 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 71.12mm | 3,016.37g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • frontispiece, 32 pp colour plates, numerous halftones, line drawings, maps, bibliography
  • 0198661592
  • 9780198661597

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Acclaim for The Oxford Companion to Wine "Jancis Robinson has become the Julia Child of wine."--Newsday"This giant tome is likely to become 'the' standard reference for wine for the whole wide world.... It really does cover it all and in depth. If you were going to have a one book wine library, this would have to be it."--The Wine Trader"Easily the most complete compendium of wine knowledge assembled in modern times."--The New York Times"A required reference for anyone who is serious about wine."--Frank J. Prial, The New York Times"One of the definitive reference books on the subject."--Anthony Dias Blue"I heartily recommend this book as the cornerstone of any wine library and guarantee it will engance your wine appreciation for many years to come."--W.I.N.E. Monitor"This may be the most important book on wine to appear in the past 20 years....The very existence of this book stands as evidence of the significance of wine in our culture....This volume will enhance the usefulness of every other wine book by providing authoritative explanations of the nuts and bolts that others treat only in passing."--The Washington Postshow more

Author information

About the Author: Jancis Robinson writes a regular column on wine for the Wine Spectator, the world's biggest-circulation wine magazine, and The Financial Times. Voted The Wine Writer's Wine Writer by her peers for Britain's Observer and dubbed "Undisputed mistress of the kingdom of wines" by France's Madame Figaro, she is regularly asked to lecture and judge all over the world. The Oxford Companion to Wine is her eighth book.show more
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