The new, updated Oxford Companion To Wine is due to be released on September 17th 2015.
This will be the fourth edition of what has been described as "The greatest wine book ever published" by the Washington Post. Furthermore it is by Jancis Robinson MW, described by Decanter Magazine as, "The most respected wine critic and journalist in the world."
Jancis Robinson OBE and Master of Wine, writes daily for the award-winning Jancis.Robinson.com, weekly for The Financial Times, and bimonthly for a column syndicated around the world. Her many books include The World Atlas of Wine and Wine Grapes.
Assistant Editor Julia Harding, Master of Wine, has been Jancis Robinson's full-time assistant and associate palate since 2005. She was co-author of Wine Grapes, winner of every major book award.
There are 187 specialist contributors, including 50 new ones for the new edition. These range from internationally renowned academics to some of the most famous wine writers and wine specialists in the world. They include for instance, viticulturist Richard Smart, oenologist Denis Dubourdieu and Chinese consultant Li Demei. The section on 'Israel' and 'Kosher' has been written by Adam Montefiore.
The book is 912 pages with 4,000 entries and 90 photographs, maps and illustrations. Over 60% of the book has been updated from the previous edition. Certainly the updated version should be the first book in every wine lover's or wine professional's library. The Oxford Companion To Wine, by Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW, is published by Oxford University Press. Cost £40.