The World Atlas of Wine - 7th Edition by Hugh Johnson

The World Atlas of Wine - 7th Edition

By Hugh Johnson

  • Release Date: 2013-10-07
  • Genre: Beverages
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Description

** Winner of 2014 Digital Book Award for Best Enhanced Illustrated Ebook **

"The World Atlas of Wine belongs on your shelf…  A multi-layered snapshot of wine and how it has evolved.” – Washington Post”
"Extraordinary scope… beautifully done. They are the Lewis and Clark of wine exploration” – TIME magazine
"What a fascinating ride it is." – Los Angeles Times

For the first time in its 42-year history, The World Atlas of Wine is published as an interactive iPad eBook. Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, the world’s most respected wine-writing duo, have again joined forces to create a classic that no wine lover can afford to be without. Reflecting the changing nature of the wine scene, the seventh edition takes into account changes in climate, techniques, fashion and new regulations over the last six years. This major new edition confirms the status of The World Atlas of Wine as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work.

Key features of the iPad Edition include:

­ Over 200 interactive zoomable maps of wine regions
­ Swipeable galleries of wine bottle labels
­ Searchability and super-fast navigation
­ Pop-over info boxes
­ Note-taking features

It's The World Atlas of Wine as it has never been seen before!

The move away from more predictable international grapes and towards less familiar, local varieties is a noticeable trend. Wine that expresses its precise location is once more to the fore, meaning that an atlas that allows the reader to understand a region¹s geography is more necessary than ever.

A new Australian map highlights the importance of cool-climate regions as global warming takes effect, for example, while dynamic regions such as coastal Croatia, South Africa's Swartland, northern Virginia in the US and Ningxia in China are covered for the first time. A fresh new design, a bold new 'info graphic' illustration style and stunning new images make the visual appeal of the atlas as strong as its expert, accessible text. The world's increasing appetite for wine is matched by a growing thirst
for knowledge, which this book amply satisfies.

Reviews

  • Excellent guie to wine areas

    5
    By John Dubya
    I must say that the level of detail and ease of use are outstanding. So happy to have this book. Works perfectly on my iPad.
  • A great book - won't download to iPad Air

    4
    By Michael Burke
    This is a very beautiful book. I have copies from the very first edition in hardbound copies. The ebook version is quite nice, and looks good on a retina display iPad Mini, but will not download properly -- that is not at all -- on an iPad Air. I have spoken to customer service about this, but so far there has been no resolution of the issue. It would be great if the maps were geo-referenced, that is showing ones location from the GPS signal. Maybe in another release.
  • Happy I purchased!

    5
    By A.Embry
    I love this book! Very cool and great info!
  • 5 for contents, 2 for format

    3
    By Alex the winelover
    No bad word for the contents of the book, but implementation is not satisfactory. There is no zoom in the book, so those who don't have 100% vision will have difficulty reading the text on iPad :-(
  • Crashing sample

    1
    By Grigio N
    The sample I have downloaded keeps causing my iPad Air to crash. I wonder if others have had problems with the Atlas.
  • Great format

    5
    By Daniel Hickey
    It took forever to download but it is a wonderful format easy to use.

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