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About the AuthorOne of a handful of wine communicators with an international reputation, Jancis Robinson writes daily for JancisRobinson.com (voted first-ever Wine Website of the Year in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2010), weekly for The Financial Times, and bi-monthly for a column that is syndicated around the world. She is also editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, co-author with Hugh Johnson of The World Atlas of Wine, co-author of Wine Grapes - A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours, each of these books recognized as a standard reference worldwide. An award-winning TV presenter, she is invited all over the world to conduct wine events and act as a wine judge. In 1984 she was the first person outside the wine trade to pass the rigorous Master of Wine exams and in 2003 she was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen, on whose cellar she now advises. She loves and lives for wine in all its glorious diversity, generally favouring balance and subtlety over sheer mass.
Author 1Jancis Robinson
Author 2Julia Harding
Author 3Jose Vouillamoz
Book DescriptionWine enthusiasts everywhere rejoice! Wine Grapes provides absolutely everything the connoisseur wants to know about the succulent, remarkable fruit that care, love, skill, and time transform into humankind’s most beloved beverage—and presents it all in a stunningly beautiful, gorgeously illustrated package. The dazzling co-creation of Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s best known wine authorities, Julia Harding, who passed the Master of Wine exams at the top of her class, and internationally renowned botanist José Vouillamoz, Wine Grapes is the first complete compendium in more than a century to all grape varieties relevant to the wine lover. An exquisite gift book—and a must-own for anyone in the food and wine industry—Wine Grapes charts the relationships of the grapes (with some astounding family trees), discusses in fascinating detail where and how they are grown, and, most importantly, what the wines made from them will ultimately taste like.
FormatHardcover
Edition NumberSlp edition
Editorial ReviewJames Beard Awards, Best Beverage Book (2012) Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Hall of Fame for Best Wine Book (2012) Wine & Spirits magazine, Best Drinks Book (2012) Roederer Awards, Faiveley International Wine Book of the Year (2013) OIV Awards, Best Viticulture Book (2013) Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards, Best Drink Book (2012) André Simon Awards, Best Drink Book (2012) A fantastic Christmas present for any wine geek, and one that will provide an endless source of fiendish questions for quiz-setters (The Guardian) ‘A magnificent achievement: colossally informative, illuminating and intriguing (Decanter.com) This book is a thing of beauty - classic, well written and splendidly illustrated - and will be a point of reference for decades to come. (Bordeaux Undiscovered) “The most important wine book in years. (Tom Wark, Fermentation)