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World Atlas of Wine [Hardcover]

Hugh Johnson , Jancis Robinson
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April 1 2007 World Atlas of Wine
Hailed by critics worldwide as "extraordinary" and "irreplaceable," there are few volumes that have had as monumental an 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.World-renowned authors Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson once again combine their unrivalled talents to enhance this masterpiece of wine knowledge. There are now 48 extra pages, including 17 new color illustrations, 20 new maps, and-for the first time ever-double page spreads and full-page photos in the atlas section for maximum visual impact. New World coverage has been extended for both Australia and South America; some New World regions even have their own entries for the first time, including Rutherford, Oakville, and Stag's Leap from California; Mendoza (Argentina); Limestone Coast (Australia); Central Otago and Martinborough (New Zealand); and Constantia (South Africa). And Old World coverage has grown too, with the addition of Toro (Spain), the Peleponnese (Greece), and Georgia. It's a truly incomparable book, and an essential addition to every wine lover's or professional's library.

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Praise for the Fifth Editionof The World Atlas of Wine:
“This is the best collaboration of two Brits since Lennon and McCartney.”    — Ben Gilberti, Washington Post

About the Author

Hugh Johnson is acclaimed as the worlds favourite wine writer. Since his first book, Wine, appeared in 1966, he has been making the subject of wine approachable to all with his witty and humorous style. His other books include the bestseller Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book. He is also President of The Sunday Times Wine Club. Jancis Robinson MW is internationally renowned for her witty, authoritative wine writing and her books Vines, Grapes and Wines, and Oxford Companion to Wine are among the most important in wine literature. She is acclaimed as awesomely intelligent (The Guardian) and a writer of breathtaking clarity (The Spectator). She lectures, makes regular television appearances, is the Financial Times wine correspondent and writes for several magazines.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Wine Book May 14 2013
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This is an outstanding book and truly worth the price.

I purchased this book for my staff to read as they had requested a book that explained wines.

Thank you

Randall R. McQueen
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A very approachable book, far better than most 'resource books' I have come across.

I have completed Level One through the International Sommelier Guild, and this is a wonderful bridge into Level Two.
Rather than an overwhelming dump of information - like the Oxford Companion can sometimes be - this book takes a much more readable approach. I am literally reading this book cover to cover with much enjoyment.

However, do not get the wrong idea. This book does cram a huge amount of information between its covers. The maps, as many other reviews vouch, are really excellent.

This will take the beginner deep into wine right from the get-go, or for the more intermediate, function as a refresher in the first pages and then plunge deep into the required geography and terroir.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book, Tough Read Aug. 17 2013
This is a highly educational book, but one that should not be approached without also buying Jancis Robinson's The Oxford Companion to Wine, or without reading it with your smart phone/computer beside you so you can look up the immense amount of words they use, yet do not explain. This is an Atlas, it explains wines based on region and topography, it does not in-dept cover many questions the reader will have about appellations, sub-appellations, tastes, descriptions, comparisons, etc. Do not read this as your first wine book. *A mistake I was making and then stopped, and revisited this book after reading some intro books*

If you have taken a wine course, or have read an introductory book (I would recommend Andrea Robinson's Great Wine made Simple), then this is a good next step.
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