The Oxford Companion to Wine  (5th edition)
The Oxford Companion to Wine  (5th edition)
  • Over 285,000 copies sold in previous editions
  • Explains in accessible terms information on wine and winemaking that was previously available only in academic and professional publications.
  • Provides on-the-ground reporting from a vast array of highly knowledgeable wine professionals, giving insider information without bias.

New to this Edition:

  • Includes, for the first time, entries on countries such as Estonia, Latvia, and Finland—places previously considered too cold for quality winemaking—as well as Gabon, Senegal, and Uganda.
  • Provides deeper and more extensive coverage on North American wine, with 15 authors working to cover the continent from California to Nova Scotia, from Alaska to Arkansas, and over to Hawaii. Mexico is given far more attention, a reflection of a burgeoning wine industry that's received to date very little recognition.
  • Addresses the increased interest in sustainability, explaining in detail the many ways both producer and consumer can participate.
  • Presents new research that changes and expands our understanding of the wine world, from the DNA profile of a wine grape, or the effects of colonialism on the Algerian wine industry and economy, or the application of blockchain and robotics to making and selling wine.
  • Reveals new insights into the complex chemistry of winemaking and how it affects taste, both positively and negatively. It describes current trends and fashions in wine styles and wine consumption that are always changing.

Everything you could possibly want to know about wine, in one fully up-to-date A-Z volume!
The Oxford Companion to Wine is a uniquely comprehensive and in-depth A-Z reference book on every aspect of wine: more than 4,000 entries covering topics from history through geography, geology, soil science, viticulture, winemaking, packaging, academia, technology, and regulations to people and places, tasting, writing, and the language of wine. The system of cross-references takes the reader from one entry to another, showing how all these topics are interconnected in the fascinating story of wine in its most traditional and modern forms.
This new fifth edition, which benefits from the knowledge and experience of over one hundred new contributors, all experts in their field or geographical region, is expanded by 264 new entries, and every existing entry has been reviewed, updated, and polished. The text is more international than ever, written for wine lovers of every persuasion, including those who love wine but want to know more in order to increase their enjoyment of this endlessly fascinating liquid, and those who are intent on studying wine, professionally or privately. This is a huge treasure trove of knowledge, for the first time breaking the barrier of one million words, but the alphabetical format and the links between the entries make it easily navigable, and the language, while not shying away from complex science, is intended to open the door to every curious reader looking for answers on every question they have ever wanted to ask about wine.


List of new entries
Maps of the wine regions
Note to the reader
Complete list of entries by region and topic
The Oxford Companion to Wine alphabetical entries
Appendix 1: Complete list of controlled appellations and their permitted grape varieties
Appendix 2a: Total vineyard area by country
Appendix 2b: Wine production by country
Appendix 2c: Per capita consumption by country


Edited by Julia Harding MW, Editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, Jancis Robinson OBE MW, Founding editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, and Tara Q. Thomas, Assistant editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine
Jancis Robinson OBE MW, founding editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, is one of the world's leading authorities on wine. The first person outside the wine trade to have passed the notoriously tough Master of Wine exams, she now writes weekly for the Financial Times and daily for JancisRobinson.com, which has members all over the world. Voted the first-ever International Wine Communicator of the Year in 1996, she has won multiple awards and written many books. Most recently she wrote The 24-Hour Wine Expert (2017), co-wrote The World Atlas of Wine (8th edn, 2019), Wine Grapes (2012), and hosted the BBC Maestro online wine course An Understanding of Wine.
Julia Harding MW, editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, studied modern languages at Cambridge before becoming a freelance book editor. She qualified as a Master of Wine in 2004, winning the Robert Mondavi award for best theory papers and the Tim Derouet Memorial Prize for excellence in all parts of the exam and dissertation. She is Senior Editor at JancisRobinson.com, where she has been a member of the team since 2005. She is cartographic editor of The World Atlas of Wine (8th edn, 2019) and co-author of Wine Grapes (2012).
Tara Q. Thomas, assistant editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine, is the former Executive Editor of Wine & Spirits Magazine in New York. She has worked in the wine industry for 25 years, as a writer, editor, wine judge, and educator and is now Managing Editor of JancisRobinson.com. She has also been the wine editor for the Denver Post; a columnist for Culture and Real Food, a contributor to the Oxford Companions to both Spirits & Cocktails and to Cheese, and authored The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wine Basics.
Sarah Ahmed
Hamish Aird
Dr Jean Aitchison
Dr Peter Dry Am
Jean-Baptiste Ancelot
Kym Anderson
Alberto Antonini
Chloe Ashton
Susy Atkins
The late Bill Baker
Jenne Baldwin-Eaton
Jullianne Ballou
Dr John Barker
Amanda Barnes
Dr Eveline Bartowsky
Dr Marlize Bekker
The late Nicolas Belfrage MW
Dr Helen Bettinson
David Bird MW
Dr Linda Bisson
The late Dr Jeremy Black
Bill Blatch
Dr Karen Block
Dr Benjamin Bois
William Bolter
Wojciech Bonkowski
Jon Bonné
Anthony Borneman
Dr Paul Boss
Dr Rob Bramley
The late Michael Broadbent MW
Dr Roger Brock
Larry Brooks
Elaine Chukan Brown
Nick Bulleid MW
The late Robin Butler
Hugh Andrew Caillard MW
Dario Cantù
Dr Dimitra Capone
Dr Christoph Carlen
Ed Carr
Tom Carson
Ferran Centelles
Umay Çeviker
Dr Steve Charters MW
Dr Véronique Cheynier
Professor Dr Monika Christmann
Suzie Chung
Samantha Cole-Johnson DipWSET
Dr Tyler Colman
Patrick Comiskey
Dr Patrick Conner
The late Dr Bryan Coombe
Andrew Corrigan MW
Danilo Costamagna
Dr Peter Costello
Dr Peter Cousins
Geoff Cowey
Dr Glen Creasy
Kirsten Creasy
Professor Barry Cunliffe CBE
Tamlyn Currin DipWSET
Dr Bob Dambergs
Dr Daniel Deckers
Dr Iñaki Garcia De Cortazar-Atauri
Ronald De Groot
Victor De La Serna
Dr Donald Dibbern
Barry Dick MW
Dr Janet Dorozynski DipWSET
The late Dr Denis Dubourdieu
Rémi Teissier Du Cros
Anne Duggan
Abi Duhr
Maiah Johnson Dunn
Margaret Emery
Marcel Essling
The late Nicholas Faith
Alice Feiring
Vicente Ferreira
Christopher Fielden
Michael Fridjhon
Doug Frost MW MS
Professor Sigfredo Fuentes
Ryoko Fujimoto DipWSET
Elizabeth Gabay MW
Denis Gastin
Richard Gawel
Rosemary George MW
Dr W. Gill Giese Jr
Dr Caroline Gilby MW
Dr John Gladstones
Sam Glaetzer
David Gleave MW
The late Howard G. Goldberg
Evan Goldstein MS
Dr Jamie Goode
Robert Gorjak
Régis D. Gougeon
Nayan Gowda
Maria Jose Granier
Dr Dylan Grigg
Charles R. Hajdamach
James Halliday
Rosi Hanson
Julia Harding MW
David A. Harvey
Dr Judith Harvey
Curly Haslam-Coates
Thomas Heaton
Sarah Heller MW
Professor Paul A. Henschke
Dr Markus Herderich
Dr Hildegarde Heymann
Kieran Hirlam
Hans-Peter Hoehnen
Dr Leofranc Holford-Strevens
Huon Hooke
Alex Hunt MW
Dr Vladimir Jiranek
Dr Dan Johnson
Hugh Johnson OBE
Dr Greg Jones
Max Kantelia
Michael Karam
Dr Philip Kennedy
Jeremy Kerswell
Matthew Dennis Kettmann
Mel Knox
Klara Kollárová, DipWSET
Dr Gisela Kreglinger
Dr Mark Krstic
Martin Lam
Miles Lambert-Gocs
Erica Landin-Löfving
Erin Larkin
Peder Lehmann Larsen
Dr Valérie Lavigne
James Lawther MW
Konstantinos Lazarakis MW
Harriet Lembeck
Pascaline Lepeltier MS
Peter Liem
Ella Lister
Simon Loftus
Wink Lorch
Anthony Lynch
Dr Edi Maletic
Alex Maltman
Kristjan Markii
Dr Tim Martinson
Richard Mayson
Patrick E. McGovern
Dave McIntyre
Ed Merrison
Dr Gabriella Mészáros
Adam Sebag Montefiore
Jasper Morris MW
Lucie Morton
Angela Muir MW
Linda Murphy
Dr Simon Nordestgaard
Dr Philip Norrie
Professor Terry Lee Oam
The late Dr Tony Jordan Oam
Dr Anita Oberholster
Ken Ohashi
Claudio Olla DipWSET
Daniel Pambianchi
Sophie Parker-Thomson MW
Dr Wendy Parr
Jeremy Paterson
Dr Gary Pavlis
The late Edmund Penning-Rowsell
Catherine Petrie MW
Eran Pick MW
Professor Gary Pickering
Olga Pinevich-Todoriuk
Professor Thomas Pinney
John Platter
Dr Kevin R. Pogue
Dr Andrei Prida
Andrea Pritzker MW
Dr Vladimír Pukis
Alexander Purcell
Dr Edward Ragg MW
Jamal Awri Rayyis
Dr Jane Renfrew (Lady Renfrew of Kaimsthorn)
The late Pascal Ribéreau-Gayon
Ella Robinson
Jancis Robinson OBE MW
The late Dr Gábor Rohály
Andrés Rosberg
Anthony Rose
Valentina Kasper Rosputinska
Arnica Rowan
Gavin Sacks
Dr Irina Santiago-Brown
Annette Scarfe MW
Wolfgang Schaefer
David Schildknecht
Dr Simon Schmidt
Professor Hans Schultz
Michael Schuster
The late Dr Tom Scott
Dr Mark Sefton
Young Shi
Con Simos
Reva K. Singh
Ilkka Sirén
Stephen Skelton MW
Dr Richard Smart
Professor Barry C. Smith
Nigel Sowman
Walter Speller
Patricia Stefanowicz MW
Tyson Stelzer
Dr Amanda Stewart
Dr Creina Stockley
Paul Strang
Matthew Stubbs MW
Carlos Borboa Suaréz
Dr Elisabeta Susaj
Lush Susaj
Michael Tabone
Patricio Tapia
Geoff Taylor
Tara Q. Thomas
Matt Thomson
James Tidwell MS
Raimonds Tomsons DipWSET
Dr Reinhard Töpfer
Madeline Triffon MS
Rachel Triggs
Todd Trzaskos
Dr Stephen D. Tyerman
Tim Unwin
Dr José Ramón Úrbez-Torres
Dr Maarten Van Helden
Gido Van Imschoot MS
Cornelis (Kees) Van Leeuwen
Dirceu Vianna Junior MW
Xeniya Volosnikova
Dr José Vouillamoz
Monty Waldin
Dr Andrew Walker
Fongyee Walker MW
Matt Walls
Andrew Waterhouse
The late Dr Bernard Watney
The late A. Dinsmoor Webb
Kelli A. White
Owen White
Robert E. White
Wayne Wilcox
Dr Eric Wilkes
Dr Patrick Williams
Dr Hanneke Wilson
Nigel Wilson FBA
Dr Tony Wolf
The late Dr Steve Wratten
Alder Yarrow
Becca Yeamans-Irwin
Rick Zouad

"This is simply a supremely practical and astonishingly comprehensive reference book." - Liz Sagues, Circle Update

"It's not always worth buying follow-on editions of classic books, but the fourth outing of the Oxford Companion to Wine contains lots of new material. If you're looking for a Christmas present for the wine lover in your life or just want to own a copy yourself, this is the most comprehensive wine tome on the market." - Woman & Home

"... even more astonishing than the depth and breadth of revision is the degree of change thats happened in the wide world of wine in the last 10 years to which this edition is testimonial. Its a handy barometer on how the wine world is doing." - Georges Meekers, Times of Malta

"The revisions for this new edition have been admirably and impeccably thorough... There also is plenty of humor, a quality often lacking in reference works." - Anne Krebiehl, World of Fine Wine

"Written with authority, and sometimes a humour so sly you have to do a double take, this [fourth edition] is still the best place to turn for answers to all your wine queries." - Henry Jeffreys, The Guardian Best Drink Books of 2015

"If someone is to own just one wine book, Ms. Robinson's mighty effort is the fail-safe proposition." - Wall Street Journal

"become an armchair expert with the renowned Oxford Companion to Wine" - BBC Good Food

"A solid update of a vital reference from a towering authority in the field." - Library Journal
"This giant tome is a must for wine aficionados, combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit" - Hannah Stephenson, Christmas Books, Belfast Telegraph

"This is the ultimate desert island wine book ... gloriously rich on fact ... surely the worlds best general wine reference book" - Liz Sagues, Christmas Books 2015, Ham&High

"magnificently comprehensive book ... If you're a wine novice, this one volume could teach you more about wine than any other; and if you're a full-time wine professional, you will still find much in here that you didn't know ... no editors could have brought us a volume closer to perfection than Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding have done" - Andrew Jefford, Decanter

"Thousands of wine students across the globe will rejoice in this unparalleled work of reference and see it as an essential starting point for further study. As a source of well-honed, succinct definitions, the Companion is invaluable ... The revisions for this new edition have been admirably and impeccably thorough ... Even if your bookshelf already groans under the weight of the previous edition, purchasing this revision will be money well spent. In the case of wine, as in so many other spheres, knowledge increases enjoyment exponentially. Quite apart from being such a splendid reference work, the book feeds curiosity" The World of Fine Wine

"MUST-BUY BOOK ... this is the most comprehensive wine tome on the market" - Woman & Home

"go-to guide" - Julie Sheppard, Square Meal Lifestyle

"If you don't own her [Jancis Robinson] magnificent work, then it may be the most essential wine book any enthusiast should possess — a fastidiously researched and well-crafted book on just about everything on wine from a-z." - Robert Parker's bulletin board, Robert Parker

"I can't live without this book, and have purchased every version since it first came out. It's my go-to reference for research into current and historical grapes and wines." - Becky Sue Epstein, palatepress.com

"Over 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable... It's an essential piece for every wine-lover's shelves." - www.foodnetwork.com

The most eagerly-awaited and widely-talked about wine book of the past year ... FT columnist Robinson remains one of the world's most respected impartial commentators on wine" - Off Licence News

"The world's most useful wine book" - Huonhooke.com, Huon Hooke

"The 4th edition is more than ever the indispensable reference about the most complex alcoholic beverage on the planet. The team assembled by Robinson and Harding represent some of the finest minds in their respective fields." - Australian Financial Review

"By some distance the greatest wine reference book ever created" - Wine Times, Ali Nicol

"New research, new trends, new players, new rules, new priorities. No wonder we needed a new edition. The authors and editors have done a distinct service to the wine world with this edition." - Mike Veseth, thewineeconomist.com

"'Must Buy Book'. The fourth outing of The Oxford Companion to Wine contains lots of new material... If you're looking for a present for the wine lover in your life, this is the most comprehensive wine tome on the market."
"A must-have in any serious wine library. Even wine writers refer, and defer, to it." - The Wine Review, Ch'ng Poh Tiong

"sheer abundance and global spread of information... some sort of awesomesauce" - Observer, David Williams

"a handy barometer on how the wine world is doing" - Wine-Searcher, Claire Adamson

"The glorious fourth edition is not just a must-own for any wine professional, it is also a must-buy for any drink-loving wine-hound." - Victoria Moore, Daily Telegraph

"A masterpiece of vinous scholarship." - David Williams, The Observer

"This is Essential reading. Robinson and Harding, along with their team of contributors, have managed to keep the Oxford Companion fresh." - Washington Post

"there is plenty to discover" - Leon Burakowski, Telford Journal

"As well as a huge weight of information, this wonderful book also manages to entertain and delight." - Stephen Brook, Decanter

"Indispensable." - The Wine Merchant, Issue 40

"This book is as perfect and up to date as you can possibly require ... This book is pleasing to read, endlessly fascinating, both un-put-downable and awesome for quick reference. I have totally fallen in love with it" - Extremehousewife

"This weighty tome, now in its fourth edition, is the definitive guide to all aspects of wine and its culture from grape to glass ... there is plenty to discover whether you want to dip in for a sip of knowledge or prefer a deep glug of wine facts and stats ... More than 150,000 copies sold suggests it is accepted as a key manual for wine lovers." - Leon Burakowski, Shropshire Star


ISBN : 9780198871316

Julia Harding MW; Jancis Robinson OBE MW; Tara Q. Thomas
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The Oxford Companion to Wine  (5th edition)

The Oxford Companion to Wine (5th edition)

The Oxford Companion to Wine  (5th edition)