The Global Encyclopedia of Wine


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Never before has a collection of the world’s leading wine experts and writers gathered together to produce the one thorough and definitive book on wine. Masters of Wine and Sommeliers from every corner of the globe worked to provide the most current and comprehensive reference. From Burgundy to Zimbabwe, from Turkemenistan to Uruguay, this encyclopedia covers every aspect of wine from its history to its making and enjoyment. The contributors read like a current day ‘who’s who’ of the world’s top wine journalists. Some of its features include a ‘Wine reference Table’ of over 5,000 wines which provides you with a brief description, the food compatibility and price range on more wines than any other book. A thorough Glossary enables the reader to decipher common and foreign lanague wine terminology. A massive index with over 15,000 entries further allow the reader to quickly find the topic they want.

Editorial Reviews

“This is essential reading for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs.” — Food and Wine Magazine, 2000

A first rate effort that deserves to be in every wine lovers library. — California Grapevine, Bob Foster

GLOBAL gets it right…a very good gift for someone who;s serious about wine. — San Jose Mercury News, Laurie Daniels

The best wine reference book in print. — St Helena Star, George Starke

Product Specifications

  • Hardcover: 912 pages
  • Publisher: The Wine Appreciation Guild (2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891267388
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891267383
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 11.9 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.1 pounds

Additional information

Weight 8.5 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 12 × 3 in