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VINE VOICEon November 11, 2009
This atlas is the "lite" edition of the World Atlas of Wine, which is the premier wine atlas currently published. I compared both fairly carefully and can't see much difference. The introduction is quite slimmed down. Both have the same number of maps (200), therefore cover the same wine regions. The text is laid out differently and may be a bit edited, but I couldn't see it.

Overall, the Concise World Atlas weighs about half as much, is paperback, and is about 8 x 10 inches, and 50 pages less. These features in themselves makes it more 'concise' and portable, something I would have liked on my last trip to Europe.

If you're looking for a wine atlas to take with you, or if you're on a budget, this is it. If you want a beautiful, large format coffee-table style atlas you might consider the larger World Atlas of Wine. Both are a great resource to the wine lover.
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on November 17, 2014
I bought this looking for an affordable update of my 1970s softcover edition of Mr. Johnson's "World Atlas of Wine". Though there are some improvements, be aware that this is NOT a softcover edition of the current "World Atlas of Wine". "Concise" not only means less information, but also a smaller format, which makes looking at maps quite difficult. This book is also not small enough to carry while travelling as it is very heavy.
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on April 11, 2011
Book is great source of grape varieties and wine by region. Maps are sometimes small in detail, but still very useful. We expect to enjoy use of book for many years.
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on October 26, 2012
The five star rating I give it is because anyone who enjoys drinking wine will benefit from this concise, knowledgeable book which gives basic geographical information about any wine you are likely to drink. Learning to associate various wines with their origins is one of the pleasures of wine drinking, and keeping this book by the table will give you over time an education in the subject.
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on December 25, 2013
It's a comfortable size book to carry on my way to everywhere I feel like to go. The amazing detailed map are easy to read and make the wine more understandable
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on May 9, 2013
Exaactly what I want! Beautiful books with detailed maps and information, great satisfaction to learner's taste. Perfect companion to Learner's at all stages.
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on March 22, 2013
Compared to my original first edition of Hugh Johnson's World Atlas of Wine this is up to date and much more portable.
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on January 29, 2015
Very thorough book, that will never be up to date as the world of wine is always changing.
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