Published in to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson’s seminal volume, The Oxford Companion to Wine, immediately attained legendary . Published in to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson’s seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine . The Oxford Companion to Wine (OCW) is a book in the series of Oxford Companions published by Oxford University Press. The book provides an alphabetically arranged reference to wine, compiled and edited by Jancis Robinson, with.

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So easy to navigate, this is the most comprehensive and detailed “dictionary of wine” I have yet come across.

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An absolutely terrific wine encyclopaedia, containing more minute information about wine production, history, enjoyment, and custom than anyone could ever want to know.

The authoritative encyclopedic guide to everything on wine. It might as well have been Christmas! We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Can Instagram really sell wine?

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Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, many useful charts and diagrams, and jacis 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.

Aug 27, Diana rated it it was amazing Shelves: The entries feel authoritative, the information is useful and eclectic. The book is also just as interesting to the layman who drinks companino odd glass or two Per capita consumption by country.

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Such a great book to use as a reference. Aug 25, Byrd Alyssa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Greece and Turkey have had their historical differences; the tiny island of Cyprus is still divided and Israel and Lebanon’s last altercation happened all too recently disrupting the harvest in the Galilee and Bekaa Valley respectively.


The Eastern Mediterranean, comprising Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Lebanon and Turkey, is politically one of the most divisive regions in the world. Read the review ‘A handy barometer on how the wine world is doing. This series has later been reissued on DVD. Buy from Amazon US.

Read the review ‘A comprehensive compendium that deserves a spot on every aficionado’s shelf. Skickas inom vardagar. I read it at night, when eating something decent, usually, and drinking something fine from the shop.

In the case of wine, as in so many other spheres, knowledge increases enjoyment exponentially. May 25, Sasha rated it liked it Shelves: Heartily recommended for the serious student of wine, or even for the robison lover of wine, for a life-long reference to jancks opened again and again. Wine production by country Appendix 2C: Jun 17, Mark rated it it was amazing. See much more, including information on where to buy both print and digital editions plus sample pages, at oxfordcompaniontowine.

If you’re a wine novice, this one volume could teach you more about wine than any other; and if you’re a full-time wine professional, you will still find much in here that you didn’t know Buy the book US. Like so many other websites, we use cookies to personalise content, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. Provide sufficient information janccis wine lovers. To ask other readers questions about The Oxford Companion to Wineplease sign up. Apr 24, Chris rated it really liked it.

It’s my go-to reference for research into copmanion and historical grapes and wines. This is a 4th edition of this whopping wine encyclopaedia that’s been around and improved on since Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of tk Many people have influenced the world of wine over the course of the last years.

A selection from reviews of and awards rbinson previous editions. Tradition has it that back in the Middle Ages the Burgundian monks tasted the soils in order to gauge which ones would give the best tasting wine, and over the centuries this kind of thinking was to become entrenched. The past two decades have seen globalization of the world’s wine markets proceed like never before, in both speed and comprehensiveness.


About the book

Organized as an encyclopedia. Robinson and Harding, along with their team of contributors, have managed to keep the Oxford Companion fresh. Jancis Robinson highlights some of the big changes in the world of wine production in the last decade DS the impact of climate change, new insights into soil and minerality, the advent of social media, the rise of Hong Kong as a world centre of wine trading and emerging problems such as premature oxidation.

The wine map as a whole has changed with countries like Hong Kong and many in Northern Europe developing as substantial wine producers.

The Oxford Ooxford to Wine, edited by Robinson, is generally considered to be the most complete wine encyclopedia. This unique ‘somewhereness’ is what the French call terroir.

The Oxford Companion to Wine, 4th edition

More than esteemed contributors including 58 new to this edition range from internationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world. Splitting my time as I do between Europe and China, I have the opportunity to assess the health and potential of the Chinese market with a good degree of objectivity. Note, though, that An absolutely terrific wine encyclopaedia, containing more minute information about wine production, history, enjoyment, and custom than anyone could ever want to know.

You consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website. Robinson’s mighty oxtord is the fail-safe proposition. 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.