The Oxford Companion to Wine

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Jancis Robinson
Oxford University Press, 1994 - Wine and Wine Making - 1088 pages
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Going deeper than traditional buyer's guides and wine atlases, the Companion sought out contributions and advice from more than seventy authorities from around the world, including more than a dozen Masters of Wine. Its 3,000 alphabetically arranged entries range from brief identifications - What is a blanc de noirs? Where is Chateau Latour? - to fascinating longer essays on the intricacies of wine scoring, wine aging, and the nuances of judging a wine's color, aroma, and flavor. The entries explore all aspects of wine appreciation, the wine trade, and wine-making, including the very latest advances in viticulture and enology. All technical terms are fully explained, and the hundreds of useful drawings and photographs illustrate key processes. Other single subject entries include the great winemakers, vintner's terms, hundreds of individual grape varieties, and some of the important names in the wine world, including American wine judge Robert Parker and Michael Broadbent, head of Christie's Wine Department.

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About the author (1994)

Jancis Robinson is a wine writer and broadcaster with an international reputation. The only journalist to have passed the Master of Wine exams, she has a regular column in both the Financial Times and the world's biggest-circulation wine magazine The Wine Spectator. Author of numerous books,including the award-winning Vines, Grapes and Wines (1986), and Vintage Timecharts (1989), she is probably best-known as the presenter of The Wine Programme, the world's first TV series on wine. She is currently researching and filming for a major new BBC TV series on wine and grape varieties aroundthe world, to be broadcast in 1995.

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