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Jancis Robinson's Concise Wine Companion Paperback – June 28, 2001
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`Essential reading for anyone involved in wine' The Independent on Sunday, 17/06/01
`For everyone involved in the wine trade, Jancis Robinson's Oxford Companion to Wine is required reading. . . . a thoroughly absorbing, easy-to-read and rekiable comapnion to its much larger version.' Harpers on Retail, May 2001,
About the Author
Jancis Robinson is a wine writer and broadcaster with an international reputation. She was Decanter magazine's 1999 (Wo)Man of the Year. She was also voted first ever Television Personality of the Year in the 1999 Glenfiddich Awards for food and drink media. In the same year her fellow wine writers voted her Most Influential Wine Writer by an overwhelming margin. She has been a columnist for both The Sunday Times of London and the American Wine Spectator and now writes for The Financial Times as well as a column which is published by 12 magazines in five continents.
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For example, if you want to glance at a brief description of anthocyanin, it's here. TCA? Check. But if you want the production figures for grenache gris in California? Not happening. Also many of the specific wineries aren't listed. So a particular winery that might appear in the Oxford due to a historical significance probably won't pop up here.
The brief descriptions for the terms and such are very nice, and it's a handy book to have along just to check into if need be. If you are studying at home for a wine exam, the Oxford is much better. But if you have a few minutes down time at your retail wine shop or your restaurant this could be a handy little book to peruse a few choice topics. Also great if you have someone with a question and you want to reference something. Or if a vendor brings in some info and you want to check into something further.
I actually used this book to show a restaurant customer what tartrate crystals were since he was trying to return a nearly finished bottle of high end California chardonnay saying there was something in it and it 'tasted bad'. So I had to show the description for our tiny little, glass shard appearing, tasteless, odorless crystals of tartaric acid. Saved our restaurant $80.
Also: the CWC's alphabetical, encyclopedic layout makes it easy to cross-index & reference.
Truly a "must have" for any serious wine afficianado!