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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Tuesday, October 13 2015

Wine Grapes

By: Treve Ring
Rated: Wine Reference Library

Even in this accessible age of the internets, there is one hard copy, hefty, tactile tome that I use more than any other resource out there.

Wine Grapes is worth its 3kg weight in gold to me, a complete guide to 1368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours. As expected from a project headed by the world's leading wine authority, Jancis Robinson, the detail is outstanding. Together with co-contributors Julia Harding MW and botanist José Vouillamoz, Robinson has created a crucially important alphabetic dictionary for each grape, including origins, parentage, viticultural characteristics, environment and taste profile. Striking hand-coloured illustrations accompany a selection of grapes, as does a fascinating Pinot Pedigree family tree (page 806). From Abbuoto to Zweigelt, and quite literally everything in between, this is a trusted resource you will use for the rest of your wine drinking days. 
Rated: Wine Reference Library 

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Product Details
Hardcover: 1280 pages
Publisher: Ecco; Slp edition (Nov. 6 2012)
ISBN-10: 0062206362 ISBN-13: 978-0062206367
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 19 x 29.2 cm
Shipping Weight: 3 Kg
$164.08 on Amazon.ca


About The Library

We read as much as we write here on GOW. The Library is a personal list of recommended books to stock your wine library shelves with, including purchasing information from Amazon.ca. 

Our rating system includes:

The Very Curious Oenophile – detailed reads on wine, people, places. For wine geeks.
Wine Reference Library – worthwhile reference you will refer to often
Wine and Food Enthusiasts – pairing and enjoying life’s best things
The Muscadet of Books – light and easy to enjoy and understand

Written By: TR
Treve Ring
Treve Ring

Treve Ring is a writer, editor, judge, consultant, educator and certified sommelier based on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. After completing her Art History degree with Distinction from the University of Victoria and being exposed to the world of wine business at Christie's in London, England, she switched gears, leaving the realm of art for the world of wine.