Max Allen, Holiday Gift Guide 2023, Australian Finacial Review This encyclopaedic book is remarkably up-to-date.
Yohan Castaing, The Wine Advocate An indispensable resource for both the novice wine enthusiast and the seasoned sommelier...what sets the Companion apart from other wine guides is its commitment to accuracy and depth...more than just a book, it's an odyssey into the captivating world of wine.
Wine Drinker An indispensable asset for anyone with an interest in wine. Whether you're a seasoned oenophile or a casual enthusiast, this book promises to be a valuable addition to your collection.
Sommerlier Edit Anyone seriously interested in wine needs to get a copy of the latest 5th edition...Every page is densely packed with information, there isn't a single wasted word. And it's no wonder, given it is edited by two of wine's powerhouses, Julia Harding MW and Jancis Robinson OBE MW...With Tara Q. Thomas as assistant editor the fifth edition, The Oxford Companion to Wine has an impressive all female trio at the helm.
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Woman & Home It's not always worth buying follow-on editions of classic books, but the fourth outing of the Oxford Companion to Wine contains lots of new material. If you're looking for a Christmas present for the wine lover in your life or just want to own a copy yourself, this is the most comprehensive wine tome on the market.
Yorkshire Post A vital book to have in every wine lover's house...a distillation of the work of global authorities on viniculture, winemaking and wine...this new edition will be used endlessly.
Georges Meekers, Times of Malta ... even more astonishing than the depth and breadth of revision is the degree of change thats happened in the wide world of wine in the last 10 years to which this edition is testimonial. Its a handy barometer on how the wine world is doing.
Anne Krebiehl, World of Fine Wine The revisions for this new edition have been admirably and impeccably thorough... There also is plenty of humor, a quality often lacking in reference works.
Henry Jeffreys, The Guardian Best Drink Books of 2015 Written with authority, and sometimes a humour so sly you have to do a double take, this [fourth edition] is still the best place to turn for answers to all your wine queries.
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Jancis Robinson OBE MW, founding editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, is one of the world's leading authorities on wine. The first person outside the wine trade to have passed the notoriously tough Master of Wine exams, she now writes weekly for the Financial Times and daily for JancisRobinson.com, which has members all over the world. Voted the first-ever International Wine Communicator of the Year in 1996, she has won multiple awards and written many books. Most recently she wrote The 24-Hour Wine Expert (2017), co-wrote The World Atlas of Wine (8th edn, 2019), Wine Grapes (2012), and hosted the BBC Maestro online wine course An Understanding of Wine. Julia Harding MW, editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, studied modern languages at Cambridge before becoming a freelance book editor. She qualified as a Master of Wine in 2004, winning the Robert Mondavi award for best theory papers and the Tim Derouet Memorial Prize for excellence in all parts of the exam and dissertation. She is Senior Editor at JancisRobinson.com, where she has been a member of the team since 2005. She is cartographic editor of The World Atlas of Wine (8th edn, 2019) and co-author of Wine Grapes (2012). Tara Q. Thomas, assistant editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, is the former Executive Editor of Wine & Spirits Magazine in New York. She has worked in the wine industry for 25 years, as a writer, editor, wine judge, and educator and is now Managing Editor of JancisRobinson.com. She has also been the wine editor for the Denver Post; a columnist for Culture and Real Food, a contributor to the Oxford Companions to both Spirits & Cocktails and to Cheese, and authored The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wine Basics.
Preface Contributors Acknowledgements List of new entries Maps of the wine regions Note to the reader Complete list of entries by region and topic The Oxford Companion to Wine alphabetical entries Appendix 1: Complete list of controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties Appendix 2a: Total vineyard area by country Appendix 2b: Wine production by country Appendix 2c: Per capita consumption by country