The Oxford Companion to Wine

  • Filename: the-oxford-companion-to-wine.
  • ISBN: 9780198705383
  • Release Date: 2015-09
  • Number of pages: 912
  • Author: Julia Harding
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

  • Filename: windows-on-the-world-complete-wine-course.
  • ISBN: 1402767676
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 338
  • Author: Kevin Zraly
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

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.

The World Atlas of Whisky

  • Filename: the-world-atlas-of-whisky.
  • ISBN: 1845335775
  • Release Date: 2010-10-18
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Dave Broom
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

While Scotland gave birth to whisky, its progeny now populate all four corners of the globe - from the U.S. to Japan, South Africa to Scandinavia. Today whisky sales are booming, making the timing perfect for this massive, witty, gorgeously illustrated volume. An ideal whisky "bible" for either connoisseur or neophyte, THE WORLD ATLAS OF WHISKY covers the history, process, distilleries and expressions of the world great whiskies, complete with detailed maps and 150 labels.

The Wine Bible

  • Filename: the-wine-bible.
  • ISBN: 9780761187158
  • Release Date: 2015-10-13
  • Number of pages: 1008
  • Author: Karen MacNeil
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing

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.”

Parker s Wine Buyer s Guide

  • Filename: parker-s-wine-buyer-s-guide.
  • ISBN: 0743229312
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 1635
  • Author: Robert M. Parker
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Supplies the reader with information about wine producers and growers, vintage critiques, and wine purchasing strategies for most major wine-producing regions world-wide.

Parker s Wine Buyer s Guide 7th Edition

  • Filename: parker-s-wine-buyer-s-guide-7th-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781439139974
  • Release Date: 2008-10-07
  • Number of pages: 1536
  • Author: Robert M. Parker
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Featuring a fresh layout, revised maps, and more detail than ever before, the eagerly anticipated seventh edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide offers collectors and amateurs alike the ultimate resource to the world's best wines. In every way, this edition bears out Parker's stated goal: "To make you a more formidable, more confident wine buyer by providing you with sufficient insider's information to permit the wisest possible choice when you make a wine-buying decision." Understanding that buyers on every level appreciate a good deal, Parker separates overvalued bottles from undervalued, with wine prices instantly shifting according to his evaluations. Indifferent to the wine's pedigree, Parker's eminent 100-point rating system allows for independent, consumer-oriented, inside information. The latest edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide includes expanded information on Spain, Portugal, Germany, Australia, Argentina, and Chile, as well as new sections on Israel and Central Europe. As in his previous editions, Parker provides the reassurance of a simple number rating, predictions for future buying potential, and practical overviews of regions and grapes. Altogether, an indispensable resource from the man the Los Angeles Times calls "the most powerful critic of any kind."

Wine Folly

  • Filename: wine-folly.
  • ISBN: 9780399575969
  • Release Date: 2015-09-22
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Madeline Puckette
  • Publisher: Penguin

An essential, hip guide to wine for the new generation of wine drinkers, from the creators of the award-wining site Red or white? Cabernet or merlot? Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn’t hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals. Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will help you make sense of it all in a unique infographic wine book. Designed by the creators of, which has won Wine Blogger of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization and gives readers pragmatic answers to all their wine questions, including: • Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines. • A guide to pairing food and wine. • A wine-region section with detailed maps. • Practical tips and tricks for serving wine. • Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors. Packed with information and encouragement, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will empower your decision-making with practical knowledge and give you confidence at the table.

The 24 Hour Wine Expert

  • Filename: the-24-hour-wine-expert.
  • ISBN: 0141981814
  • Release Date: 2016-02-04
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher: Particular Books

From the world's most respected wine critic, the essential guide to wine in 100 pages 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. Jancis Robinson has been called 'the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world' by Decantermagazine. In 1984 she was the first person outside the wine trade to qualify as a Master of Wine. The Financial Times wine writer, she is the author/editor of dozens of wine books, including Wine Grapes (Allen Lane), The Oxford Companion to Wine (OUP) and The World Atlas of Wine (Mitchell Beazley). Her award-winning website, has subscribers in 100 countries.

Wine Grapes

  • Filename: wine-grapes.
  • ISBN: 9780141968827
  • Release Date: 2013-09-26
  • Number of pages: 1248
  • Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Wine Grapes is an indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's greatest experts. Where do wine grapes come from and how are they related to each other? What is the historical background of each grape variety? Where are they grown? What sort of wines do they make and, most importantly, what do they taste like? Using the most cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almost 1,400 distinct grape varieties, as well as myriad correct (and highlighting almost as many incorrect) synonyms, this particularly beautiful book includes revelatory grape family trees. Combining Jancis Robinson's world view, nose for good writing and good wines with Julia Harding's 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. A book for wine students, wine experts and wine lovers everywhere.

The Wine Opus

  • Filename: the-wine-opus.
  • ISBN: 9781405366342
  • Release Date: 2010-10-01
  • Number of pages: 800
  • Author: DK
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

A new look at a new world of wine from a new generation of wine writers Do you like to enjoy fine wine but want some down to earth recommendations and honest information? Written by over 30 new voices in the world of wine, The Wine Opus offers fresh, modern insight into the world of wine. Accessible and up-to-date, this covers 4,000 of the world's most significant wineries - from the reliable established producers to the rising stars. Discover all the important wine-producing regions of the world, including maps to locate key producers and a checklist on the regions' recent vintages. If you want to drink good wine, The Wine Opus gives you the names you need to know.

The Concise Guide to Wine and Blind Tasting

  • Filename: the-concise-guide-to-wine-and-blind-tasting.
  • ISBN: 0956035396
  • Release Date: 2014-03-01
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Neel Burton
  • Publisher: Acheron Press

This clear and concise primer provides detailed coverage of all the major wine styles and regions, together with introductory notes on the history of wine, viticulture, winemaking, and blind tasting. It seeks throughout to examine in what ways a particular wine is unique and different from other, similar wines. For example, why and in what ways is Pauillac, in Bordeaux, different from Pomerol, also in Bordeaux? Why and in what ways is Mosel Riesling different from Riesling from the Rheingau, or the Nahe, or Alsace, Austria, or Australia? Written by former members of the Oxford University Blind Tasting Society, this book is dedicated to all wine lovers, and should prove particularly useful to competitive blind tasters, higher level students, winemakers, wine traders, and sommeliers.


  • Filename: wine.
  • ISBN: 3833161302
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 926
  • Author: Andre Domine
  • Publisher: Hf Ullmann

• Completely updated select producers • New and extensive information on southern and eastern Europe and the new European countries • Information on new wine-growing countries and areas throughout the world • Updated tables and maps • New photographs

The Times Universal Atlas of the World

  • Filename: the-times-universal-atlas-of-the-world.
  • ISBN: 0007455224
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Collins Geo

The authority and accuracy of a top range Times World Atlas at an affordable price. Fully updated with extra information next to each map making this a perfect reference tool for exploring the world.

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