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Jancis poised to publish huge new wine grape book

by Robin Garr » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:51 am

This massive new book on wine grapes by Jancis Robinson with Julia Harding MW and Dr Jose Vouillamoz looks awesome, but at £120 I’m not sure whether I can afford to buy it. :(

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http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/ ... ter-170812
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Re: Jancis poised to publish huge new wine grape book

by David M. Bueker » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:30 pm

Yeah, sounds nice, but the price...I sure hope Santa has had a good year in the market! :wink:
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Re: Jancis poised to publish huge new wine grape book

by Paul Winalski » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:30 pm

I love Jancis's older Vines, Grapes, and Wines, but 120 pounds is out of my price range. I'll wait for the paperback edition. :)
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Re: Jancis poised to publish huge new wine grape book

by Andrew Bair » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:49 pm

Hi Robin -

Thank you for the actually somewhat disappointing news. A year or so ago, I heard that Jancis was working on what sounded to me like a revised version of Wines, Grapes, and Vines, which I was eagerly looking forward to. Sadly, I'll have to pass for that price. :( Perhaps a clean, used copy of the paperback edition...
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Re: Jancis poised to publish huge new wine grape book

by Drew Hall » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:37 am

It's $116 for the US edition on Amazon, £78 for the UK edition. http://www.amazon.com/Wine-Grapes-Complete-Varieties-Including/dp/0062206362/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1345285895&sr=8-3&keywords=Jancis+Robinson

If you previewed the book and liked it why wouldn't you buy it at that price given the number of bottles of disappointing wines bought at that same price or greater that you've experienced over the years?

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Re: Jancis poised to publish huge new wine grape book

by Robin Garr » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:40 pm

Drew Hall wrote:If you previewed the book and liked it why wouldn't you buy it at that price given the number of bottles of disappointing wines bought at that same price or greater that you've experienced over the years?

I actually might be more easily swayed at $116 than $180.
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Re: Jancis poised to publish huge new wine grape book

by Oliver McCrum » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:12 pm

Wines, Grapes and Vines was great, but it came out in '86, and it would seem that there has been a great deal of new understanding of this field in the last 25 years or so. The individual entries in the Oxford Companion appear to be up-to-date, though.
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Re: Jancis poised to publish huge new wine grape book

by Carole Meredith » Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:51 pm

I think $116 is a reasonable price for this impressive compendium. It's going to be a great resource. I've already ordered my copy.
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Harumph....

by TomHill » Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:48 am

Carole Meredith wrote:I think $116 is a reasonable price for this impressive compendium. It's going to be a great resource. I've already ordered my copy.


Harumph, Carole.....why do you need a book when everything is out there on the InterNet?? If you read it on the InterNet...you know
it's gotta be true!!!! :-)
I plan to order one as well. That German Site (Anna Schneider??) you referred me to a month ago is pretty phenomenal.
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Re: Jancis poised to publish huge new wine grape book

by Steve Slatcher » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:30 pm

It is now of course published, and I like it a lot. Here is my review:
http://www.winenous.co.uk/wp/archives/3977

If you have already bought it, and are frustrated that you cannot read parts of some of the pedigree diagrams, note that they are available here:
http://winegrapes.org/perfect-pedigrees/
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Thanks...

by TomHill » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:57 pm

Steve Slatcher wrote:It is now of course published, and I like it a lot. Here is my review:
http://www.winenous.co.uk/wp/archives/3977
If you have already bought it, and are frustrated that you cannot read parts of some of the pedigree diagrams, note that they are available here:
http://winegrapes.org/perfect-pedigrees/


Thanks for the link to your review, Steve. Mine arrives on Thurs and I'll probably spend an hr or two
reading it in its entirety!!! :-)
The pedigree diagrams are a piece of work. The plumbing/electrical diagram for the Shell refinery
down in Houston looks simpler!!! :-)
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Got It....

by TomHill » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:39 am

My copy arrived in the USMail ystrday. Couldn't understand why my mail carrier was driving
a fork lift up my sidewalk....but I rapidly figured it out when I saw the Amazon logo on the box!!! :-)
It is an impressive tome...packed w/ information and amazing pics/graphics. My strategy will be
to start on page one and read thru all the introductory material. That'll take several days.
Then when I hit the letter A, I'll just start thumbing thru to read about a few of my favorite grapes.
Will probably, though, rip out the 8 pages under CabernetSauvignon...worthless stuff I figure.

Lots of good reading/learning there. Would guess at $110, it'll be $$'s well spent.

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Re: Got It....

by Steve Slatcher » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:06 pm

TomHill wrote:Would guess at $110, it'll be $$'s well spent.

On a per-page basis it is not at all expensive. It is just that there are so many pages!
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Re: Jancis poised to publish huge new wine grape book

by Mike Pollard » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:00 pm

My holiday reading is set. My wife is going to present this tome to me during the festive season and I will give her "Modernist Cuisine at Home" by Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet. I'm also very that happy she didn't want the 5 volume version of Myhrvold's work.

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