The new and fully updated 7th edition of the classic wine reference book that has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.
This major new edition confirms the status of THE WORLD ATLAS OF WINE as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work. Reflecting the changing nature of the wine scene, the new edition takes into account changes in climate, techniques, fashion and new regulations over the last six years. A new Australian map highlights the importance of cool-climate regions as global warming takes effect, for example, while dynamic regions such as coastal Croatia, South Africa's Swartland, northern Virginia in the US and Ningxia in China are covered for the first time.
A fresh new design, a bold new 'infographic' illustration style and stunning new images make the visual appeal of the atlas as strong as its expert, accessible text. The world's increasing appetite for wine is matched by a growing thirst for knowledge, which this book will amply satisfy.
There's an infectious sense of glee about this new atlas. - The Guardian - Henry Jefferys
Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson are the Bordeaux and Burgundy of wine writers. - The Times
A thing of beauty and a joy for ever ... fine cartography combines with expert text and evocative photography to create an irresistible package. - Independent
A useful investment whether you are planning a holiday with a little wine, or a wine trip with a little holiday. - BBC Good Food Magazine
The maps are intricate, informative and perfect for understanding some of the complicated wine regions...a necessary tool for anyone in the wine trade or any aspiring wine buffs. - Country Life
A truly comprehensive reference book by two of our foremost authorities on the subject. - Delicious
The secret of its success lies in its comprehensiveness. - The Good Book Guide
A bible of the wine industry. - Harpers
Hugh Johnson has been tasting, buying, promoting and writing about wine for over 40 years. He has been, amongst many other appointments, secretary of Wine & Food and editor of the Wine and Food society, Wine Correspondent of the Sunday Times, Wine Editor of Gourmet, a director of Chateau Latour, Wine Consultant to British Airways. He has been President of the Sunday Times Wine Club since 1973 and the Circle of Wine Writers since 1997 and the Hon President of the International Wine and Food Society since 2002. He has been honoured by the Academy du Vin de Bordeaux, the German Gastronomic Academy and by a doctorate from Essex University. His many practical books on wine from Mitchell Beazley have been bestsellers all over the world.