Must have wine book for your Christmas list
Jancis Robinson has recently updated her must-have tome on all things wine-related, The Oxford Companion to Wine, which is now in its 3rd edition.
Chock full of information--it's all in there, from wine growing regions and grape varietals, to wine making terms and power players. Amazon is offering it at the reduced price of $40.95, which is a steal for everything included in the book. There are more than 300 new entries, and three quarters of the original entries have been updated. Entries on brandy and distilled wines have been removed, leaving more room for "regular" wine entries.
If you are looking for something to add to your own Christmas list, or need a gift for a wine lover, this addition to any wine library is a stellar choice.