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

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7.44 X 11.36 X 3.19 inches | 6.74 pounds

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About the Author

Jancis Robinson has been called "the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world" by Decanter magazine. She is the author/editor of dozens of wine books, including WineGrapes (Allen Lane/HarperCollins), The Oxford Companion to Wine (OUP), and The World Atlas of Wine (Mitchell Beazley). She lives in London.

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.

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.


"The most important wine book in years.--Tom Wark, Fermentation
'A magnificent achievement: colossally informative, illuminating and
This book is a thing of beauty - classic, well written and splendidly illustrated - and will be a point of reference for decades to come.--Bordeaux Undiscovered
A fantastic Christmas present for any wine geek, and one that will provide an endless source of fiendish questions for quiz-setters--The Guardian
James Beard Awards, Best Beverage Book--2012
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Hall of Fame for Best Wine Book--2012
Wine & Spirits magazine, Best Drinks Book--2012
Roederer Awards, Faiveley International Wine Book of the Year--2013
OIV Awards, Best Viticulture Book--2013
Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards, Best Drink Book--2012
André Simon Awards, Best Drink Book--2012