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Preface Contributors Acknowledgements List of new entries Maps of the wine regions Note to the reader Complete list of entries by subject Companion to Wine Appendix 1: Controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties Appendix 2A: Total vineyard area by country Appendix 2B: Wine production by country Appendix 2C: Per capita consumption by country

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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 Dr Jeremy 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 Ceviker Dr Steve Charters Dr Veronique Cheynier Nodari Chkhartishvili Professor Dr Monika Christmann Elaine Chukan Brown Dr Tyler Colman Dr Michael Considine Dr Bryan Coombe Dr Peter Cousins 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 Gensbol Rosemary George Dr Caroline Gilby Dr John Gladstones 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 Hunt Dr 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 Valerie Lavigne Konstantinos Lazarakis Professor Terry Lee Cornelis (Kees) van Leeuwen Harriet Lembeck Peter Leske Simon Loftus Wink Lorch Patrick E. McGovern Edi Maletic Alex Maltman Jane Masters Richard Mayson Dr Gabriella Meszaros 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 Ribereau-Gayon Jancis Robinson Dr Gabor Rohaly Andres Rosberg Anthony Rose Bjorn 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 Stavek Patricia Stefanowicz Tyson Stelzer Creina Stockley Lukas Susaj Dr Elisabeta Susaj Keith Sutton Michael Tabone Patricio Tapia Geoff Taylor Remi Teissier du Cros Joelle Thomson Dr Roy Thornton Dr Steve Tyerman Tim Unwin Dr Jose Ramon Urbez-Torres Tim Vandergrift Gido Van Imschoot Kenneth Verosub Dr Olivier Viret Dr Jose 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


Review(s) from previous edition"a required reference for anyone who is serious about wine - The New York Times "The greatest wine book ever published" - The Washington Post "Jancis Robinson's brilliant and exhaustive tome on everything you ever wanted to know about the universe of wine" - from Sideways, the novel on which the award-winning screenplay was based "It is hard to believe that Jancis Robinson could improve upon a work whose first edition was so universally lauded, but indeed she has ... The new edition is a huge compendium that covers practically everything you'd ever want to know about viticulture and winemaking ... The Oxford Companion to Wine is still the preeminent basic resource for wine lovers." - Wine Enthusiast Magazine "This A-Z guide covers all aspects of wine, from vine density to bottling ... Robert Parker, publisher of The Wine Advocate, calls this "the most encylopedic" book available." - Brill's Content "I can think of few better companions on a hazy Christmas afternoon" - Giles Kime, Sunday Telegraph "I would like to be given Jancis Robinson's Oxford Companion to Wine ... it's one of those books you can keep going back to" - Sunday Express Magazine "The wine world's most scholarly A to Z" - The Sunday Times, Joanna Simon "the most impressive wine book ever published ... all wine enthusiasts would love to have a copy." - The Sunday Tribune (Dublin) "a rich, enthusiastic celebration ... of the ancient people-centred arts of viticulture." - Valentine Cunningham, The Observer "Most ambitious, most respected writing project ever ... this is a massive overhaul. There are about 500 new entries, while more than half of the previous 3000 have been rewritten to varying degrees by Robinson and her team of contributors ... with the same diligent approach she adopted to the first edition, she either wrote or oversaw every word." - Mary Dowey, The Irish Times (Dublin) "Always authoritative, she has revised about half of the 5000 entries to keep pace with the rapidly evolving wine world." - Diana Gregory, The Independent "The words "magisterial", "magnificent", and "indispensable", used more than once in a lifetime, begin to lose their potency, but both books deserve all these epithets and more." - The Guardian, (The other book was The Oxford Companion to Food) "Deliciously definitive" - The Scotsman "My advice is to buy the second edition ... a brilliant book ... by one of the great wine writers of our time" - The Observer "an exhaustive and richly informed reference" - Newsday "The Oxford Companion to Wine, edited by Jancis Robinson, is not just an extraordinarily well informed compendium of oenological data, it is a status symbol among wine 'cognoscenti', one of a handful of "must have" books for those who take their interest in wine that step further ... an oracular source 'par excellence' ... Information is presented in a typically academic, yet still warm and 'human' style." - Harold Heckle, The Tablet "Beautifully illustrated, with alphabetical contributions from over 80 worldwide experts, here is everything you ever wanted to know about the subject, and more." - Christie Hickman. Midweek. "Edited by a lively and distinguished wine writer, this is a welcome addition to the Oxford Companion series." - Good Book Guide "far and away the best book on drink published last year." - Times "... the most useful book on wine ever written; it is also one of the most enjoyable." - Kathleen Burk, The Week "Those readers interested enough in the subject to buy the first edition are pretty much compelled to buy all subsequent ones, for the knowledge encompassed in them changes not only rapidly, but also radically." - Paul Levy, Times Literary Supplement "No wine-lover's bookshelves should be without" - Jonathan Ray, Daily Telegraph "The essential reference book" - David Baker, Financial Times "Wine anoraks will want Jancis Robinson's revised, encyclopaedic The Oxford Companion to Wine." - The Times "Impressive Scholarship" - The Times "Essential reference guide" - Daily Express

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