Publishing October, 2019
Mitchell Beazley (an imprint of the Octopus Publishing Group) is delighted to announce the publication of the eagerly awaited eighth edition of the World Atlas of Wine, a major new edition of the landmark wine book that has now sold over 4.7 million copies worldwide.
Since the publication of the first edition in 1971, The World Atlas of Wine has been widely recognized as the essential and most authoritative wine reference work available. This eighth edition will bring readers, both old and new, up to date with the world of wine.
Here is a short video by Hugh and Jancis explaining updates to the new edition: https://youtu.be/M7ZN7tBVLDc
And a little sneak peek: World Atlas of Wine
To reflect all the changes in the global wine scene over the past six years, the Atlas has grown in size to 416 pages and 22 new maps have been added to the wealth of superb cartography in the book, along with beautiful photography throughout. The text has been given a complete overhaul to address the topics of most vital interest to today’s wine-growers and drinkers.
Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson have once again joined forces to create a classic that no wine lover can afford to be without. They will be Stateside (Washington DC, NYC, SF) in October/November to celebrate the publication.
Hugh Johnson is the world’s pre-eminent writer on wine. First published in 1977, his Pocket Wine Book sells hundreds of thousands of copies a year. His winning formula of insight, critical appraisal of the world of wine, plus valuable vintage news and wine recommendations has been often-imitated but never bettered. With the publication of his first book, Wine, Johnson established himself at the age of twenty-seven as the most refreshing and authoritative voice on the subject. During the past five decades he has written books that have become landmarks on the subject, including his classic The World Atlas of Wine, co-authored with Jancis Robinson, his Wine Companion, first published in 2003, The Story of Wine and Hugh Johnson on Wine.
Jancis Robinson is described by Decanter magazine as “the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world”. Jancis writes daily for her website, jancisrobinson.com (awarded the first ever Wine Website of the Year accolade in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards 2010), weekly for the Financial Times, and bimonthly for a column that is syndicated around the world. But many know her best for her hugely admired reference books; in addition to co-authoring The World Atlas of Wine, she is editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine and co-author of Wine Grapes. Jancis was the first person outside the wine trade to qualify as a Master of Wine, in 1984. She was awarded an OBE in 2003 by Her Majesty the Queen, on whose cellar she now advises.
Jancis and Hugh commented, “This update must be the most substantial ever since a) the wine world is changing (and expanding) so much and b) it has dominated our lives since January 2018 and it’s not over yet.”
The World Atlas of Wine 8th Edition will be published by Mitchell Beazley in October 2019 at $65, Hardcover.