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on February 11, 1997
Successor to Robinson's large-format "Vines, Grapes and Wines," this delightful little book sorts out the world of wine not geographically, as encyclopedias usually do, but on the basis of grapes. Chock full of information about grapes from the commonplace (Chardonnay) to the bizarre (Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso), this pocket-size book is a must for the wine-trivia lover or the serious wine fancier
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on September 22, 1999
What can you say about the most comprehensive encyclopaedia of wine grapes written by the world's foremost expert on the subject, when that person also happens to be a clear and charming writer as well? If you want to know about grapes, find out from the woman who has offered her entire cellar to the person who can outstrip her knowledge on the subject. Wonderful!
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on April 14, 2015
After a trip to the Napa/Sonoma wine country, we were wondering: What's the actual difference between the grape varieties used to make wine? This little book provided the perfect reference, not only telling us what the different grapes were, but also where they come from, how they were developed, and the characteristics of their wines. The only thing missing are photos... Jancis Robinson describes the grapes but a picture is worth a thousand words.

This tall, skinny volume could easily slip into a purse or bag when wine shopping. Or you can simply read it at home. Don't let the fact that it's out of print bother you. Simply order a used copy. The grapes don't change, and the information is not out of date.
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on November 27, 2014
This, in my opinion, is an excellent little book to take with you wine tasting and just to browse and acquaint yourself with all the varietals and where they they originated. The ratings, I thought, were rather subjective-one likes what they like, but the real value is in understanding the European roots of the wine we enjoy in the U.S. I only wish it could be updated, although I doubt much could be added.
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on March 11, 2013
As a wine blogger, I was happy to receive my copy of Jancis Robinson's Guide to Wine Grapes. I had 'heard' it was a good one to have in my resource arsenal. This used copy arrived on time, appearing nearly new--and I've consulted it at least twice a week ever since!
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on July 12, 2009
Jancis Robinson's Guide to Wine Grapes is a phenomenally useful resource.
It remains one one of the most used reference books, small as it is, in my quite extensive Wine and Food collection. It also remains accurate after all these years, but bearing in mind the DNA developments and discoveries of recent years, a re-editing would be hugely welcome. Do not let this gem slip out of your grasp!
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on June 1, 2012
could not have made the guide more userfriendly as this guide is sooooo tiny even my little 6 month girl could not read it?? what a waste of talent to be put in such a small format but i guess profit is the new game for all, would pass and not recommend it sadly
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on November 22, 2011
This book is great for my business as it gives detailed information about the grape variety and where it originated from along with the amount planted around the world.I will be buying more of Jancis Robinsons books through Amazon as it is so convenient with delivery to the door.
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on April 6, 2013
With more than 10,000 varieties of wine grapes, you need this book at your side as you explore new wines.
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on July 7, 2014
I had wanted a copy for some time, but did not check availabilty of 'used' copies.
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