The Oxford Companion to Wine, 4th edition

Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding
September 2015

Nearly ten years after the third edition, a fully revised version of The Oxford Companion to Wine has been long awaited. This new, fourth edition boasts:

  • Almost 4,000 A to Z entries on a breathtaking range of topics, from grape varieties and regions to viticulture, growers, and the history of wine
  • More than 60% of entries have been comprehensively revised and updated to include the very latest international research and opinion
  • 300 brand-new entries, including wine apps, aromatics, geosmin, Hong Kong, minerality, natural wine, social media, and tasting notes language
  • Edited by the award-winning online publisher and Financial Times wine correspondent, Jancis Robinson OBE, Master of Wine, and Julia Harding MW
  • 187 top local experts, including more than 50 new ones, contribute entries on their specialist regions, such as Walter Speller on Italy, Huon Hooke on Australia, Michael Fridjhon on South Africa, David Schildknecht on Germany and Austria and Victor de la Serna on Spain
  • Beautiful new page design incorporating new colour photographs and black and white line drawings
  • All maps of wine regions have been updated for this edition

See much more, including information on where to buy both print and digital editions plus sample pages, at

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