hardback First edition published in 1994 by Oxford University Press. Black cloth covered boards with gilt title on spine. Very slight wear to extremities of boards and spine. Unclipped dust jacket in very good condition. Tightly bound, clean with no inscriptions.
Edited by award-winning wine writer Jancis Robinson, and featuring over 3000 alphabetically-listed entries, this reference covers all aspects of wine: historical, geographical, social, scientific, and cultural. As well as authoritative entries on wine-making, wine appreciation and the wine trade, the book offers both amateur and professional wine enthusiasts an enormous body of background information - from Dionysian revels in ancient Greece to Prohibition in 1920s America; from decanters, corkscrews and glasses to soil types, pruning and labelling.