2020 JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER
JANCIS ROBINSON - 2020 JAMES BEARD COOKBOOK HALL OF FAME HONOREE
"The most useful single volume on wine ever published... If I owned only one wine book, it would be this one." - Andrew Jefford, Decanter
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.
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 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
"The World Atlas of Wine belongs on your shelf... The essential rootstock of any true wine lover's library. A multi-layered snapshot of wine and how it has evolved." - Dave McIntyre, Washington Post
A "masterwork" and a "must-have" - Food & Wine
Winner Andre Simon Award Best Drinks Book of 2019
Shortlisted for the Louis Roederer Wine Book of the Year 2020
About the Author
Hugh Johnson is the world's pre-eminent writer on wine. First published in 1977, his Pocket Wine Book
sells hundreds of thousands of copies a year. His winning formula of insight, critical appraisal of the world of wine, plus valuable vintage news and wine recommendations has been often-imitated but never bettered. With the publication of his first book, Wine
, Johnson established himself at the age of twenty-seven as the most refreshing and authoritative voice on the subject. During the past four decades he has written books that have become landmarks on the subject, including his classic The World Atlas of Wine,
co-authored with Jancis Robinson, his Wine Companion
, first published in 2003, The Story of Wine
and Hugh Johnson on Wine
. In his spare time he writes about gardening from his home in London.
Jancis Robinson MW is internationally renowned for her witty, authoritative wine writing and her books The World Atlas of Wine
and The Oxford Companion to Wine
are among the most important in wine literature. With www.JancisRobinson.com (subscribers in nearly 100 countries) and her flock of Twitter followers, she is something of an online pioneer as a wine communicator. She makes frequent visits to the USA to stay ahead of the crowd and, in the early 1980s, was the first British journalist to take a serious interest in American wine.