Doing some reading on Bordeaux wines (even after spending several days there last April, there’s still much to digest) and thought I’d share with you one of my great wine resources, The Concise World Atlas of Wine. Now in its sixth edition (published in September 2007), this publication first came out 36 years ago in 1971.

The Atlas, by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, goes in-depth on all the world’s main wine countries and regions. Its very fact based, not a ton on ‘tasting’ details but more overviews, and incredibly detailed maps of each region color coded and vineyards mapped. Very cool! I found it very helpful for my wine exploring trips to Bordeaux and Southern Italy last year. Its my go to book on my shelf as I’m very visual and like to see the country / region where the wines are located.

You’ll find France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Rest of Europe (England/Wales, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Western Balkans, Romania, Former Soviet Republics, Greece, Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa), North America (California, Pacific Northwest, New York, Southwest, Ontario; unfortunately no Virginia yet), South America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and a bit on Asia.

I discovered the Atlas in Florence last year but you can buy your very own copy on Amazon for a great price $19.59.