Foreword Review — Nov / Dec 1999
Completely revised from the acclaimed 1993 first edition, The Oxford Companion to Wine arrives with 500 new entries to reach a total of over 3,500 in alphabetical form. As anticipated, Robinson’s compendium has become the definitive reference book for the wine world, covering nearly all aspects of winemaking, wine appreciation, the science and history of wine and numerous listings of individual estates and appellations. The thirty-one maps will help travelers tour every major wine region in the world should they desire.
The Oxford Companion to Wine has won every major wine book award. Robinson also offers biographies of numerous wine-related personalities from Robert Parker, Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe Rothschild to Dom Perignon.
It might be noted that pronunciations would be helpful to many, but overall this book continues to be a magnificent achievement.