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The Oxford Companion to Wine
By Jancis Robinson (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Oxford Univ Pr
Publication date December 1, 1999
Pages 819
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2 ill sub
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780198662365
ISBN-10 019866236X
Dimensions 2 by 9.25 by 11.25 in.
Weight 6.20 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $65.00
Other format details university press
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Summaries and Reviews
The second edition of a heralded wine guide adds more than five hundred new entries to its already impressive coverage of vintages, grapes, growing regions, viticulture and enology, combining science, geography, history, business, and social and cultural data to offer readers what may be the best reference available on the subject. (view table of contents) description: Product Description: Hailed by Frank J. Prial in The New York Times as "a required reference for anyone who is serious about wine," and by Anthony Dias Blue as "one of the definitive reference books on the subject," The Oxford Companion to Wine won every major wine book award, including the Julia Child and the James Beard awards. Now, Jancis Robinson has completely revised this masterpiece, adding over 500 new entries and thoroughly updating most of the rest.
Lavishly illustrated, with over 200 black and white pictures, 31 full color plates, and 31 maps of every wine region in the world, the Companion is the only wine volume to combine science, history, geography, wine varieties, social and cultural information, and much more. Ranging from Abruzzi and armagnac to Zimbabwe and Zinfandel, from Dionysian revels in ancient Greece to today's leading wine research centers, its 3,400 alphabetically arranged entries explore all aspects of wine, including the latest advances in viticulture and enology. There are in-depth discussions of the climates and grape varieties of great wine regions of the world, and numerous biographies ranging from Dom Perignon to Robert Parker. The book discusses vintner's terms, business and legal aspects, and related topics such as distilled and fortified wines. All technical terms are fully explained, and the hundreds of useful drawings and photographs illustrate key processes. New features include a complete guide to geographical names, a vintage chart, an overview of recent wine prices and investment, and a navigation chart to the Companion.
The ultimate reference on wine and wine-making, The Oxford Companion to Wine is the perfect volume to enhance a lifetime's enjoyment of this intoxicating topic.

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With Julia Harding (other contributor) | 4th edition from Oxford Univ Pr (October 1, 2015)
9780198705383 | details & prices | 835 pages | 9.00 × 12.00 × 1.50 in. | 6.20 lbs | List price $65.00
About: 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.
With Julia Harding (other contributor) | 3 edition from Oxford Univ Pr (October 1, 2006)
9780198609902 | details & prices | 813 pages | 8.75 × 11.00 × 1.75 in. | 6.60 lbs | List price $65.00
About: An understanding of wine in its historical, cultural, geographical, and scientific contexts is offered in this comprehensive, illustrated reference that includes almost four thousand entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, including viticulture, grape varieties, wine consumption, and more.
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2 ill sub edition from Oxford Univ Pr (December 1, 1999)
9780198662365 | details & prices | 819 pages | 9.25 × 11.25 × 2.00 in. | 6.20 lbs | List price $65.00
About: Offers more than 3,400 entries covering wines of the world, great vintners, viticulture, terminology, grape varieties, and other topics
from Oxford Univ Pr (November 17, 1994)
9780198661597 | details & prices | 8.00 × 10.25 × 2.50 in. | 6.60 lbs | List price $60.00
About: Encompassing more than three thousand entries written by leading wine experts, scholars, and specialists, a comprehensive A-to-Z wine reference surveys wines of the world, great vintners, viticulture, terminology, grape varieties, and other topics

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