From Library Journal
Robinson, author of The Great Wine Book ( LJ 2/1/83 ), approaches wine in this book by examining the nearly 1000 varieties of grapes used by winemakers around the world. Maps of major wine producing regions show the international distribution of grapevine varieties. More detailed maps and descriptions of great vineyards illustrate the effects of climate and geography on the selection of grapevines. Descriptions of 9 "classic" and 28 "major" vine varieties present qualitative and quantitative assessments of the most popular grapes. A country by country listing of less popular varieties adds information about the taste and status of hundreds of unique wine grapes. This is an important and accessible book for wine connoisseurs. Recommended for larger collections. Peter C. Leonard, Carnegie Lib. of Pittsburgh
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About the Author
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. She is acclaimed as 'awesomely intelligent' (Guardian) and 'a writer of breathtaking clarity' (The Spectator). 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.