Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Sunday, September 1 2013

The Library : The World Atlas of Wine

By: Anthony Gismondi
7th Edition Completely Revised by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson

Hugh Johnson's The World Atlas of Wine was first published in 1971.

About 4.5 million copies later, The World Atlas of Wine 7th edition now produced by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson is out in 16 languages. Johnson and Robinson have co-written the last three editions, the most recent of which sells for $35.There are 215 maps in the new editions, from coastal Croatia, Khaketi in Georgia, Canterbury in New Zealand, Swartland in South Africa, Northern Virginia in the U.S., and Ningxia in China. Nearly 42 years after it was first published, this book is still among the top-10 required texts for wine drinkers. Prior to smart phones I broke the spine on an old atlas by Johnson and would take the relevant pages with me on my wine travels.

Rated: Wine Reference Library 

    • Hardcover: 400 pages
    • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley; 7th ed. edition (Oct. 8 2013)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 1845336895
    • ISBN-13: 978-1845336899
    • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 3.8 x 29.8 cm
    • Shipping Weight: 2.1 Kg

$33.00 on Amazon.ca

About The Library

We read as much as we write here on GOW. The Library is a personal list of recommended books to stock your wine library shelves with, including purchasing information from Amazon.ca. 

Our rating system includes:

The Very Curious Oenophile – detailed reads on wine, people, places. For wine geeks.
Wine Reference Library – worthwhile reference you will refer to often
Wine and Food Enthusiasts – pairing and enjoying life’s best things
The Muscadet of Books – light and easy to enjoy and understand

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For over 30 years, he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. The twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through Postmedia Network to millions of readers. In addition, Anthony co-hosts the BC Food & Wine Radio Show, broadcast in 18 markets across B.C. and available as a podcast on Spotify, Apple and iHeart Radio and more. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million users a month from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource of full tasting notes and intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers.