The Oxford Companion to Wine

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Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding
Oxford University Press, 2015 - Cooking - 859 pages
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. Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from itsorigins to the present day. The 187 esteemed contributors (including over 50 new to this edition) range from internationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world. Now exhaustively updated, this fourth edition incorporates the very latest international research to present over 350 new entries on topics ranging from additives and wine apps to WSET and Zelen. 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 bycountry. Illustrated with almost 30 updated maps of every important wine region in the world, many useful charts and diagrams, and 16 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. New to this editionComprehensively revised and updated throughout Over 350 brand-new entries Significant new updates on hundreds of topics such as China, screwcaps, and the origins of viniculture Impressive global coverage of wine regions, including new entries on Alaska, Lesotho, Norway, and Tahiti Includes brand-new colour photographs and black and white line drawings Maps of wine regions have been updated
 

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Contents

Preface
vii
Contributors
ix
Acknowledgements
xvii
List of new entries
xix
Maps of the wine regions
xxi
Note to the reader
xxiii
Complete list of entries by subject
xxv
Plate Section
xlix
Alpha M
435
Alpha N
491
Alpha O
515
Alpha P
533
Alpha Q
591
Alpha R
595
Alpha S
635
Alpha T
721

Alpha A
1
Alpha B
61
Alpha C
123
Alpha D
228
Alpha E
253
Alpha F
273
Alpha G
303
Alpha H
350
Alpha I
368
Alpha J
389
Alpha K
397
Alpha L
403
Alpha U
764
Alpha V
772
Alpha W
807
Alpha X
826
Alpha Y
827
Alpha Z
833
Appendix 1
837
Appendix 2A
853
Appendix 2B
856
Appendix 2C
858
Picture acknowledgements
860
Copyright

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Edited by Jancis RobinsonJulia HardingContributors: Sarah Ahmed Hamish Aird Professor Jean Aitchison Mail Amanov Kym Anderson Alberto Antonini Tony Aspler Susy Atkins Bill Baker Dr John Barker Dr Eveline Bartowsky Nicolas Belfrage Helen Bettinson David Bird Dr Linda Bisson DrJeremy Black Beverley Blanning William Bolter Dr Rob Bramley Michael Broadbent Dr Roger Brock Stephen Brook Larry Brooks Nick Bulleid Robin Butler Bob Campbell Dr Dimitra Capone Alain Carbonneau Tom Carson Bruce Cass Umay Çeviker Dr Steve Charters Dr Véronique Cheynier Nodari Chkhartishvili Professor Dr Monika Christmann Elaine Chukan Brown Dr Tyler Colman Dr Michael Considine Dr Bryan Coombe Dr PeterCousins Dr Glen Creasy Professor Barry Cunliffe Tamlyn Currin Dr Bob Dambergs Dr Daniel Deckers Li Demei Dr Donald Dibbern Barry Dick Professor James Douglas Dr Peter Dry Dr Denis Dubourdieu Anne Duggan Abi Duhr Margaret Emery Marcel Essling Nicholas Faith Christopher Fielden Michael Fridjhon Doug Frost Denis Gastin Richard Gawel Benny Génsbřl Rosemary George Dr Caroline Gilby Dr JohnGladstones Sam Glaetzer David Gleave Wojciech Gogolinski Howard G. Goldberg Dr Jamie Goode Robert Gorjak Nayan Gowda Paul Gregutt Ronald de Groot Lisa Shara Hall James Halliday Jake Hancock Rosi Hanson Julia Harding Sam Harrop Dr Judith Harvey Maarten van Helden Professor Paul A. Henschke Dr Markus Herderich Dr Hildegarde Heymann Hans-Peter Hoehnen Dr Leofranc Holford-Strevens Huon Hooke Alex HuntDr Dan Johnson Hugh Johnson Russell Johnstone Dr Gregory V. Jones Dr Tony Jordan Rupert Joy Eva Kaluzynska Michael Karam Dr Philip Kennedy John Kesby Mel Knox Dr Mark Krstic Martin Lam Miles Lambert-Gocs Erica Landin Dr Valérie Lavigne Konstantinos Lazarakis Professor Terry Lee Cornelis (Kees) van Leeuwen Harriet Lembeck Peter Leske Simon Loftus Wink Lorch Patrick E. McGovern Edi Maletic AlexMaltman Jane Masters Richard Mayson Dr Gabriella Mészáros Sven Moesgaard Adam Sebag Montefiore Jasper Morris Lucie Morton Linda Murphy Igor Nykolyn Dr Philip Norrie Ken Ohashi Jeremy Paterson Edmund Penning-Rowsell Professor Gary Pickering Professor Thomas Pinney John Platter Dr John Possingham Dr Vladimir Pukish Wyatt H. Peabody Alexander Purcell Dr Jane Renfrew Professor Pascal Ribéreau-Gayon Jancis Robinson Dr Gábor Rohály Andrés Rosberg Anthony Rose Bjřrn Tore Aastorp Ruud Viacheslav Rybinstev Dr Amanda Stewart David Schildknecht John Schreiner Professor Hans Schultz Michael Schuster Tom Scott Dr Mark Sefton Victor de la Serna Young Shi Con Simos Reva K. Singh Stephen Skelton Dr Richard Smart Professor Barry C. Smith Walter Speller Richard Stávek Patricia Stefanowicz Tyson Stelzer Creina Stockley LukasSusaj Dr Elisabeta Susaj Keith Sutton Michael Tabone Patricio Tapia Geoff Taylor Rémi Teissier du Cros Joelle Thomson Dr Roy Thornton Dr Steve Tyerman Tim Unwin Dr José Ramón Úrbez-Torres Tim Vandergrift Gido Van Imschoot Kenneth Verosub Dr Olivier Viret Dr José Vouillamoz Monty Waldin Dr Bernard Watney A. Dinsmoor Webb Robert E. White Dr Patrick Williams Dr Hanneke Wilson Nigel Wilson Dr Tony Wolf Steve Wratten Bruce Zoecklein David Harvey Pamela Vandkye Price

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