The World Atlas of Wine - Hugh Johnson 1974 Mitchell Beazley hardback in slipcase

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Condition:  Acceptable: Very light wear. Small gash on the front bookjacket but boards are just fine. Slipcover edges rubbed. See images for the condition of this book.

1,500 illustrations; 150 completely new and original maps in colour. Nearly 1,000 reproductions of labels of specially selected wines throughout the world. Wine-lovers - amateurs and professionals - have for decades longed for a comprehensive atlas of wine.  Hailed by critics worldwide as "extraordinary" and "irreplaceable," there are few volumes that have had as monumental an impact in their field as Hugh Johnson's The World Atlas of Wine: sales have exceeded four million copies, and it is now published in thirteen languages. World-renowned authors Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson once again combine their unrivalled talents to enhance this masterpiece of wine knowledge. There are now 48 extra pages, including 17 new color illustrations, 20 new maps, and-for the first time ever-double page spreads and full-page photos in the atlas section for maximum visual impact. New World coverage has been extended for both Australia and South America; some New World regions even have their own entries for the first time, including Rutherford, Oakville, and Stag's Leap from California; Mendoza (Argentina); Limestone Coast (Australia); Central Otago and Martinborough (New Zealand); and Constantia (South Africa). And Old World coverage has grown too, with the addition of Toro (Spain), the Peleponnese (Greece), and Georgia. It's a truly incomparable book, and an essential addition to every wine lover's or professional's library."