Author(s): Jancis Robinson
Presents almost 4,000 entries on wine-related topics, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages. This book is illustrated with maps of important wine regions in the world, useful charts and diagrams, and colour photographs.
...the most useful book on wine ever written; it is also one of the most enjoyable. Kathleen Burk, The Week Those readers interested enough in the subject to buy the first edition are pretty much compelled to buy all subsequent ones, for the knowledge encompassed in them changes not only rapidly, but also radically. Paul Levy, Times Literary Supplement No wine-lover's bookshelves should be without Jonathan Ray, Daily Telegraph The essential reference book David Baker, Financial Times Wine anoraks will want Jancis Robinson's revised, encyclopaedic The Oxford Companion to Wine. The Times, Impressive Scholarship The Times Essential reference guide Daily Express
MAPS; PREFACE; CONTRIBUTORS; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; LIST OF NEW ENTRIES; COMPLETE LIST OF ENTRIES BY SUBJECT; NOTE TO THE READER; ALPHABETICAL ENTRIES; COMPLETE LIST OF CONTROLLED APPELLATIONS AND THEIR PERMITTED GRAPE VARIETIES; VINEYARD AREA, WINE PRODUCTION, AND PER CAPITA WINE CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY; PICTURE CREDITS