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.
“Wine is geography,” Jancis Robinson MW often says. This new 8th edition of The World Atlas of Wine focuses on wine region geography in depth. This latest edition has expanded the maps of global wine regions with more emphasis on soil and climate as well.
There are several reasons why The World Atlas of Wine series is among the finest . One reason is exactly because of its focus on maps. In an approachable narrative voice, the authors explain why the position of the vineyards have such a great impact on grape quality.
To reflect all the changes in the global wine scene over the past six years, the Atlas has grown in size to 416 pages and 22 new maps have been added to the wealth of superb cartography in the book. 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 World Atlas of Wine
“The World Atlas of Wine is the single most important reference book on the shelf of any wine student.” – Eric Asimov, New York Times
“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