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Wine Grapes

A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavours

Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, Jose Vouillamoz


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Wine enthusiasts everywhere rejoice! Wine Grapes provides absolutely everything the connoisseur wants to know about the succulent, remarkable fruit that care, love, skill, and time transform into humankind’s most beloved beverage—and presents it all in a stunningly beautiful, gorgeously illustrated package. The dazzling co-creation of Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s best known wine authorities, Julia Harding, who passed the Master of Wine exams at the top of her class, and internationally renowned botanist José Vouillamoz, Wine Grapes is the first complete compendium in more than a century to all grape varieties relevant to the wine lover. An exquisite gift book—and a must-own for anyone in the food and wine industry—Wine Grapes charts the relationships of the grapes (with some astounding family trees), discusses in fascinating detail where and how they are grown, and, most importantly, what the wines made from them will ultimately taste like.

Praise For Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavours

James Beard Awards, Best Beverage Book
— 2012

Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Hall of Fame for Best Wine Book
— 2012

Wine & Spirits magazine, Best Drinks Book
— 2012

Roederer Awards, Faiveley International Wine Book of the Year
— 2013

OIV Awards, Best Viticulture Book
— 2013

Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards, Best Drink Book
— 2012

André Simon Awards, Best Drink Book
— 2012

A fantastic Christmas present for any wine geek, and one that will provide an endless source of fiendish questions for quiz-setters
— The Guardian

‘A magnificent achievement: colossally informative, illuminating and intriguing

This book is a thing of beauty - classic, well written and splendidly illustrated - and will be a point of reference for decades to come.
— Bordeaux Undiscovered

“The most important wine book in years.
— Tom Wark, Fermentation

Ecco, 9780062206367, 1280pp.

Publication Date: November 6, 2012

About the Author

Jancis Robinson is a Master of Wine, the Financial Times wine writer, and the author/editor of dozens of wine books, including The Oxford Companion to Wine and The World Atlas of Wine. Her award-winning website,, has subscribers in more than 100 countries.

Julia Harding, a Master of Wine, linguist, and fastidious editor, is Jancis Robinson's full-time assistant and associate palate. In this book, she has gathered the most up-to-date statistics about wine-grape plantings in every corner of the planet as well as unearthing recommended wine producers for almost every grape variety.

José Vouillamoz worked with the groundbreaking team of grape geneticists at the University of California, Davis, and is a botanist and grape expert with an international reputation.