The World Atlas of Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781845339043
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
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Limited collector's slipcase edition- each book is individually numbered with a specially designed book plate personally signed by both authors. The seventh edition will confirm the status of The World Atlas of Wine as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work. Reflecting the changing nature of the wine scene, the Atlas details developments in climate, technique and fashion as well as new regulations made over the last six years. A new Australian map highlights the importance of cool-climate regions as global warming takes effect, for example,while dynamic regions such as coastal Croatia, South Africa's Swartland and Ningxia in China are covered for the first time. The world's increasing appetite for wine is matched by a growing thirst for knowledge,which this book will amply satisfy.

The World Atlas of Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780760747094
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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Hailed by Decanter as the “Wine Book of the Millennium,” and described by critics worldwide as “extraordinary” and “irreplaceable,” there are few volumes that have had as monumental impact in their field as Hugh Johnson’s The World Atlas of Wine: sales have exceeded four million copies, and it is now published in thirteen languages. For this fifth edition, world-renowned authors Johnson and Jancis Robinson have combined their unrivalled talents. Together, they gave this masterpiece its most thorough and expansive revision ever, gathering the best maps and prose from the frontline of the expanding wine world. In keeping with the Atlas’s reputation for cartographic excellence, all 148 maps from the fourth edition have been completely revised and modernized, and thirty new ones have been created to cover the world’s most dynamic regions, including the southern Rhône, Languedoc-Roussillon, southern Italy, northern Spain, central Portugal, South America, Canada, and Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand. A truly incomparable book, and an essential addition to every wine lover’s or professional’s library.

The World Atlas of Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Miller/Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781840003321
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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Concentrating on wine-producing regions of the world, this atlas emphasizes the relationship between geography and its effects on a wine's character and notes important geographic features of famous vineyards.

The World of Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781845331658
Category: Cooking
Page: 612
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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.

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1784725617
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 336
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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 42nd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.

The Oxford Companion to Wine


Author: Julia Harding
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198705387
Category: Cooking
Page: 912
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Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson's seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award including the Glenfiddich and Julia Child/IACP awards, as well as 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 presents 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, from its origins to the present day. The 187 esteemed contributors (including over 50 new to this edition) range from internationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world. Now exhaustively updated, this fourth edition incorporates the very latest international research to present over 350 new entries on topics ranging from additives and wine apps to WSET and Zelen. Over 60 per cent of all entries have been revised; and useful lists and statistics are appended, including a unique list of the world's controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties, as well as vineyard area, wine production and consumption by country. Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, many useful charts and diagrams, and 16 stunning colour photographs, this Companion is unlike any other wine book, offering an understanding of wine in all of its wider contexts--notably historical, cultural, and scientific--and serving as a truly companionable point of reference into which any wine-lover can dip and browse. New to this editionComprehensively revised and updated throughout Over 350 brand-new entries Significant new updates on hundreds of topics such as China, screwcaps, and the origins of viniculture Impressive global coverage of wine regions, including new entries on Alaska, Lesotho, Norway, and Tahiti Includes brand-new colour photographs and black and white line drawings Maps of wine regions have been updated

Wine Atlas of Germany


Author: Dieter Braatz,Ulrich Sautter,Ingo Swoboda,Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520260678
Category: Cooking
Page: 280
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Featuring sixty-seven exceptional color maps as well as eighty-seven vivid images by photographer Hendrik Holler and others, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date atlas of German wine—a detailed reference to vineyards and appellations. The authors explain the geography of all the German wine-growing regions and provide independent analysis and ranking of the most significant vineyards in each region. In addressing the growing American appreciation of German wines, the atlas pays in-depth attention to Rieslings from the Mosel and other premier regions while also acquainting readers with wines from less familiar areas such as the Ahr, Baden, the Taubertal, and Franconia. Beautifully produced, with helpful sidebars and succinct essays, this book will become the standard reference on the subject.

The Wine Bible


Author: Karen MacNeil
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761187154
Category: Cooking
Page: 1008
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Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “A guide that has all the answers” (Bobby Flay), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing” (Kevin Zraly). Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed—and, because of the author’s unique voice, always entertained: “In great years Pétrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich—Ingrid Bergman in red satin.” Or, describing a Riesling: “A laser beam. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning.”

The World Atlas of Whisky


Author: Dave Broom
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781845339517
Category: Distilleries
Page: 336
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The best whisky book ever - a must-read for drinkers! - Forbes The perfect go-to reference guide for the whisky lover's bookshelf. - Whisky Magazine Award-winning author and whisky expert Dave Broom explores over 200 distilleries and examines over 400 expressions. Detailed descriptions of the Scottish distilleries can be found here, while Ireland, Japan, the USA, Canada and the rest of the world are given exhaustive coverage. There are tasting notes on single malts from Aberfeldy to Tormore, Yoichi (and coverage of the best of the blends). Six specially created 'Flavour Camp Charts' group whiskies by style and allow readers to identify new whiskies from around the world to try. This extensively updated and extended edition features new material on burgeoning areas, including detailed coverage of many recently opened US craft distilleries, new distilleries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, and discussion of the growing whisky scene in Latin America. With over 200 beautiful colour photographs and 21 colour maps locating distilleries and whisky-related sites, this is a stylish celebration of the heritage, romance, craftsmanship and versatility of whisky.

The wine atlas of Italy and traveller's guide to the vineyards


Author: Burton Anderson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780671696214
Category: Cooking
Page: 320
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Profiles the wine regions of Italy, describing the landscape, soils, and products made, describes and evaluates the vineyards and their wines, offers travel information and detailed maps for the visitor, and more

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course


Author: Kevin Zraly
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402767678
Category: Cooking
Page: 338
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Looks at how and where wine is made and how this affects its quality and pricing, including information on how the professionals taste and rate wine and a country-by-country tour of the latest vintages.

Jancis Robinson's Wine Course

A Guide to the World of Wine
Author: Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Abbeville Press
ISBN: 9780789208835
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 352
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The enormous variety of wines available today can be baffling even to an experienced buyer. Anyone who enters a wine store is immediately confronted by rows and rows of racks filled with a myriad of choices. Where do you begin when all you want is a reasonably priced quality wine to serve with dinner? Jancis Robinson can make anyone an expert, or at least an informed buyer, in short order. In this comprehensive guide to the wine-producing countries of the world, she captures the flavor of each regionGÇÖs wines and presents her personal recommendations on the best names from around the world, with thirty-two completely new pages covering the latest developments in South America, South Africa, and Eastern Europe. Robinson also describes the distinctive characteristics of hundreds of different grape varieties and studies the traditional and innovative methods employed in the creation of great wines. A fully updated vintage guide makes selection even easier. Dedicated to ensuring that you get the most out of every glass, Jancis RobinsonGÇÖs Wine Course explains how to taste and store wine, what to serve on special occasions at home, and how to order the best value from a restaurant wine list. Full of infectious enthusiasm and heaps of personal tips, this book will soon have you reaching for the corkscrew.

The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia


Author: Tom Stevenson
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781405359795
Category: Wine and wine making
Page: 736
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Three-time Wine Writer of the Year Tom Stevenson updates and enriches his award-winning visual guide to the wines of the world. Described as 'a heroic piece of work . . . an indispensable book which should be part of any serious wine lover's library' Sunday Times. From the Old World to the New, including all the emerging regions, pick up the latest on all the wine-producing areas across the globe; covers every appellation, official and unofficial, and all the best producers. Plus, find practical advice on tasting, storing and serving as well as expert tips on choosing food to accompany wine. A tantalising read which will appeal to any serious wine drinker's palate.

The Story of Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781857329971
Category: Wine and wine making
Page: 480
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The winner of every wine book award in Britain and the U.S.. In tiffs fascinating book, Hugh Johnson, the world's best-selling wine author. traces the story of wine from the dawn of civilization through the bacchanalian splendor of the ancient world to the present day. In his incomparable style that combines wit, insight and anecdote, Hugh Johnson tells us about classical drinking paries and Islamic Prohibition, the voyages of 14th century wine ships and the invention of the wine bottle, and how Champagne survived the bombardments of World War 1. Critically acclaimed, exquisitely written, The Story of Wine is a necessary addition to the library of any afficianado.

Hugh Johnson's Wine Companion

The Encyclopedia of Wines, Vineyards and Winemakers
Author: Hugh Johnson,Stephen Brook
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781845334574
Category: Cooking
Page: 672
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This new full-color extended sixth edition of Hugh Johnson's Wine Companion is the most up-to-date, comprehensive, authoritative, and easy-to-use source of information on the world's wines and winemakers. Hugh Johnson's Wine Companion presents a unique approach to wine and wine producers, combining detailed information with practical advice on how to enjoy wine to the fullest. Already praised for its wealth of information, the book has been extensively revised and updated by Stephen Brook, with over 70% of the content changed, to take account of the latest developments in the fast-changing world of wine, be they human, cultural, or geographic. Color maps and photographs and detailed glossaries of the wines of each region are just two of the additions for this exciting new edition.

The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste

A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe
Author: Rajat Parr,Jordan Mackay
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399578242
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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The first definitive reference book to describe, region-by-region, how the great wines of Europe should taste. This will be the go-to guide for aspiring sommeliers, wine aficionados who want to improve their blind tasting skills, and amateur enthusiasts looking for a straightforward and visceral way to understand and describe wine. In this seminal addition to the wine canon, noted experts Rajat Parr and Jordan Mackay share everything they've learned in their decades of tasting wine. The result is the most in-depth study of the world's greatest wine regions ever published. There are books that describe the geography of wine regions. And there are books that describe the way basic wines and grapes should taste. But there are no books that describe the intricacies of the way wines from various subregions, soils, and appellations should taste. Now, for the first time ever, you can learn about the differences between wines from the 7 grand crus and 40 premier crus of Chablis, or the terroirs in Barolo, Champagne, and Bordeaux. Paying attention to styles, winemakers, soils, and the most cutting-edge of trends, this book explains how to understand the wines of the world not in the classical way, but in the modern way--appellation by appellation, soil by soil, technique by technique--making it an essential reference and instant classic.

Wine Grapes

A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavours
Author: Jancis Robinson,Julia Harding,Jose Vouillamoz
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062325515
Category: Cooking
Page: 1280
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An indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's leading wine experts. Where do wine grapes come from and how are grape varieties related to one another? What is the historical background of each one? Where are they grown? What sort of wines do they make? Using cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and incorrect) synonyms, this book examines grapes and wine as never before. Here is a complete, alphabetically presented profile of all grape varieties of relevance to the wine lover, charting the relationships between them and including unique and astounding family trees, their characteristics in the vineyard, and—most important—what the wines made from them taste like. Presented in a stunning design with eight-page gatefolds that reveal the family trees, and a rich variety of full-color illustrations from Viala and Vermorel's century-old classic ampelography, the text will deepen readers' understanding of grapes and wine with every page. Combining Jancis Robinson's worldview and nose for good writing and good wines with Julia Harding's research, expertise, and attention to detail plus Dr. Vouillamoz's unique level of scholarship, Wine Grapes offers essential and original information in greater depth and breadth than has ever been available before. This is a book for wine students, wine experts, and wine lovers everywhere.

The 24-Hour Wine Expert


Author: Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141983639
Category: Cooking
Page: 112
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Wine is now one of the most popular drinks in the world. Many wine drinkers wish they knew more about it without having to understand every detail or go on a wine course. In The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson shares her expertise with authority, wit and approachability. From the difference between red and white, to the shape of bottles and their labels, descriptions of taste, colour and smell, to pairing wine with food and the price-quality correlation, Robinson helps us make the most of this mysteriously delicious drink.

Hugh Johnson on Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781784722623
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
View: 2020

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Hugh Johnson has been writing about wine for six decades, and his books have sold millions of copies worldwide. His winning formula of insight, critical appraisal and superbly evocative writing has been often-imitated but never bettered. Now, he looks back at his decades at the forefront of wine writing. Beginning in the 1960s, the book takes a chronological journey through Hugh Johnson's writing, featuring work published in a huge array of sources, including Decanter magazine, the Sunday Times and the World of Fine Wine. But this book is not just about Hugh Johnson and his written work. It is about the evolution of wine production, tasting and drinking over the last sixty years. It is about the fundamental shift in our understanding of wine, and our subsequent enjoyment of it. From early tastings in Bordeaux - where even the wine served at Communion is St-Emilion - through a prophetic 1975 assessment of California, to a 2014 discussion of the ever-increasing ABV strength of wine, this book provides a fascinating overview of the development of wine during a period of enormous change. For anyone serious about wine, this is essential reading.

Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course 2017


Author: Kevin Zraly
Publisher: Sterling Epicure
ISBN: 9781454921066
Category: Cooking
Page: 384
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With its clear, engaging style, Kevin Zraly s definitive book on understanding and appreciating wine has been a favorite for more than three decades. This freshly redesigned 2017 edition demystifies every aspect of wine; features lush new photos, enlightening infographics, and the latest vintages to savor; and gives beginners and experts alike all the tools they ll need to enjoy the world of wine."