"The most useful single volume on wine ever published... If I owned only one wine book, it would be this one." - Andrew Jefford, Decanter
Few wine books can be called classic, but the first edition of The World Atlas of Wine made publishing history when it appeared in 1971. It is recognized by critics as the essential and most authoritative wine reference work available. This eighth edition will bring readers, both old and new, up to date with the world of wine.
To reflect all the changes in the global wine scene over the past six years, the Atlas has grown in size to include over 300 pages and 200 superb maps. The text has been given a complete overhaul to address the topics of most vital interest to today's wine-growers and drinkers.
With beautiful photography throughout, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, the world's most respected wine-writing duo, have once again joined forces to create a classic that no wine lover can afford to be without.
The Ancient World and Middle Ages
The Evolution of Modern Wine
Temperature and Sunlight
The Changing Climate
Creating a Vineyard
How to Make Wine
Oak and its uses
Tasting and Discussing Wine
The World of Wine
And Much More!
"The World Atlas of Wine is the single most important reference book on the shelf of any wine student." - Eric Asimov, New York Times
'Simply superb work... buy it if you like wine at all.' - Victoria Moore, Telegraph
"Like a good bottle of wine, you'll find yourself going back to it again and again... Perfect for anyone who has a thirst for greater wine knowledge." - Edward Deitch, NBC/today.com
"The World Atlas of Wine belongs on your shelf... The essential rootstock of any true wine lover's library. A multi-layered snapshot of wine and how it has evolved." - Dave McIntyre, Washington Post