Combine the expertise of veteran wine writing duo Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson with that of experts from around the world, add fascinating maps and facts and you have the reference book that every wine lover needs to own.
The first edition of the World Atlas of Wine was published in 1971 and has since sold over 4.7 million copies in 14 languages.
This is the completely revised eighth edition that is bang up to date with a record 416 pages and 230 maps. It is a reference masterpiece.
There us a new design, including easily-digestible summaries and leader lines to points of interest on the maps.
There are new sections on climate change, and financial aspects of wine and pages devoted to St Helena, British Columbia, Uruguay, Brazil, Lebanon, Israel and Cyprus.
I know that I will be consulting this book more than any other in my wine library.
The World Atlas of Wine, 8th edition, is published by Hachette Australia. $85 Hardback.