Posted on January 19th, 2009
The World Atlas of Wine (Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson)
The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson is running its 6th edition now. It’s written by the world’s most authoritative wine duo and if you only ever buy one wine book, then this probably should be it.
Rather than read it cover-to-cover it’s more of a reference that I dip in and out of for no more than a few minutes at a time, particularly when drinking a new and unfamiliar wine.
The downside is that it can get out of date pretty quickly and won’t often reflect the wines we see on shelves, so consider complimenting it with an annual pocket guide (get as local as possible).