The Oxford Companion to Wine reviewed

March 2, 2016

The much-anticipated new edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine was published in 2015, significantly revising almost 2,500 entries and adding 300 completely new entries. Find out what critics are saying about this new edition:

The Oxford Companion to Wine


“A solid update of a vital reference from a towering authority in the field.” — Peter Hepburn, Library Journal (March 2016)

"Written with authority, and sometimes a humour so sly you have to do a double take, this [fourth edition] is still the best place to turn for answers to all your wine queries. — Henry Jeffreys, The Guardian Best Drink Books of 2015 (December 2015)

"Thousands of wine students across the globe will rejoice in this unparalleled work of reference and see it as an essential starting point for further study. As a source of well-honed, succinct definitions, the Companion is invaluable ... The revisions for this new edition have been admirably and impeccably thorough" — Anne Krebiehl MW, The World of Fine Wine (December 2015)


"magnificently comprehensive book ... If you're a wine novice, this one volume could teach you more about wine than any other; and if you're a full-time wine professional, you will still find much in here that you didn't know ... no editors could have brought us a volume closer to perfection than Jancis Robinson and Julia Harding have done" — Andrew Jefford, Decanter (December 2015)

"[A] masterpiece of vinous scholarship." — David Williams, The Guardian (September 2015)

"This is essential reading. Robinson and Harding, along with their team of contributors, have managed to keep the Oxford Companion fresh." — Dave McIntyre, The Washington Post (September 2015)

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