An excerpt from an OUPblog article published on Monday 21st December 2015, written by Richard Hemming MW, a major contributor to jancisrobinson.com since 2008. The fourth edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine was published in 2015.
'The world of wine is developing rapidly, so much so that the updated fourth edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine has added 300 new entries, including wine apps, aromatics, geosmin, minerality, natural wine, social media, and tasting notes language. The wine map as a whole has changed with countries like Hong Kong and many in Northern Europe developing as substantial wine producers.
How much do you know about this rapidly-developing area? Do you know your Merlot from your Shiraz? Or your Chardonnay from your Sauvignon Blanc?'
Discover more: Take the quiz on the OUPblog and test your knowledge of the rich and varied world of wine in preparation for the holidays.