The World Atlas of Wine, new edition released!

The World Atlas of Wine new edition released
By Huon Hooke

in The Real Review – WINE BOOKS

Hear ye, hear ye! The new edition of the world’s most famous wine reference book is being released. The World Atlas of Wine, 8th edition, edited by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson and published by Mitchell Beazley, is now being published worldwide. It will be launched

Since 1971, over 4.7 million copies of the Atlas have been sold worldwide.

It’s been six years since the 7th edition was published, and much has changed in the world of wine. I was one of the 68 local contributors who helped update the book.

For the 8th edition, all pictures have been renewed, 20 new maps have been added, and all other maps have been updated. It will be the most thorough and comprehensive so far.  There’s a focus on climate change and its impact. Trends and topics addressed include ‘natural’ wine, ‘orange’ wine, sustainability and wine fraud. Arranged in an A to Z format, it’s a large-format hardback and has 416 pages.  Since 1971, over 4.7 million copies of the Atlas have been sold worldwide.

The first edition, authored by Hugh Johnson, made history when it appeared in 1971. Jancis Robinson came on board in 1998 to co-author the fifth edition.

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