Wine Grapes (Hardcover)

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

By Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, Jose Vouillamoz

Ecco, 9780062206367, 1280pp.

Publication Date: November 6, 2012

List Price: 199.99*
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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

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

Wine & Spirits magazine, Best Drinks Book

Roederer Awards, Faiveley International Wine Book of the Year

OIV Awards, Best Viticulture Book

Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards, Best Drink Book

André Simon Awards, Best Drink Book

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

‘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.

“The most important wine book in years.