Wine: FIve Essential Reference Books

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GRAPES AND WINES: A Comprehensive Guide to Varieties and Flavours
1.  GRAPES AND WINES: A Comprehensive Guide to Varieties and Flavours by OZ CLARKE AND MARGARET RAND
The list author says:
  "Grape variety determines the wine. This good looking, beautifully illustrated and explained with its comprehensive alphabetical list of grapes is a must. Lots of info and the odd joke hidden away."
Used & New from: £11.29
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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The Oxford Companion to Wine (Oxford Companions)
2.  The Oxford Companion to Wine (Oxford Companions) by Jancis Robinson
The list author says:
  "Well priced at Amazon and worth every penny if you want the facts about wine. More than 3,000 entries about wines, regions, making, and what  a word like Erzeugerabfullug on a label means."
£26.00   Used & New from: £20.05
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2009
3.  Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2009 by Hugh Johnson
The list author says:
  "For more than 30 years this annual encyclopaedia, small enough to go in a jacket pocket or handbag, gives vintage ratings for hundreds of wine, maps and more. Take to restaurants and wine sho"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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The World Atlas of Wine, 6th Edition
4.  The World Atlas of Wine, 6th Edition by Hugh Johnson
The list author says:
  "The original, updated! Detailed maps of where wine comes from. Find that Bordeaux chateau or Napa Valley estate. Location is all and this excellent book shows the lie of the land"
Used & New from: £4.85
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Wine Science: The Application of Science in Winemaking (Mitchell Beazley Drink)
5.  Wine Science: The Application of Science in Winemaking (Mitchell Beazley Drink) by Jamie Goode
The list author says:
  "For wine geeks. The science behind wine. Its not an easy read for non-scientists despite Jamie’s best efforts, but its something to dip into when discussions get complex or heated on the wine forums"
Used & New from: £24.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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