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Wine Grapes: A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours

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An indispensable book for every wine lover, from some of the world's greatest experts.

Where do wine grapes come from and how are they related to each other? What is the historical background of each grape variety? Where are they grown? What sort of wines do they make and, most importantly, what do they taste like?

Using the most cutting-edge DNA analysis and detailing almos
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Hardcover, 1280 pages
Published October 25th 2012 by Allen Lane
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Julie
This isn't one those books about which you would ever say "Oh yeah, I read that." It is a beautifully packaged and presented tome of 1241 pages about 1368 grape varieties used at some point or another to make wine. There are in fact roughly 10,000 vine varieties, representing some six dozen species. Wine Maven Jancis Robinson and her editorial colleagues restrict themselves to those varieties used in the commercial production (historical or modern) of wine.

At $175 a pop, this is serious wine ge
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Tara Brabazon
Aug 17, 2013 Tara Brabazon rated it it was amazing
This is like a bible for wine. It is the most beautiful book that is not so much read, but relished. The history and use of all wine varietals are presented. But the presentation is the most evocative I have ever seen in a book. There are glorious inset images and a level of detail that transforms this book into a crucial text to understand wine.

It is an expensive book, but one that I am thrilled to owned, and loved to read. I will keep readings and researching this book for ears. Tremendous. In
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Aug 11, 2013 Ken Nielsen rated it it was amazing
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Encyclopaedic. All you could imagine wanting to know about wine grapes, and more.
Probably the first book to use modern DNA work to establish relationships between varieties.
Not a book to be read at a sitting, but to be picked up and dipped into.
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I love this book. Every grape has a story...
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The most complete introduction to wine grapes.
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Jancis Mary Robinson OBE, MW is a British wine critic, journalist and editor of wine literature. She currently writes a weekly column for the Financial Times, and writes for her website jancisrobinson.com. She also provides advice for Queen Elizabeth II's wine cellar.

Robinson studied mathematics and philosophy at Oxford University and worked for a travel company after leaving university. Robinson
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