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Autochthoinos recommends the following books for those interested in learning about the world of autochthonous grape varieties.

Wine Grapes: A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavoursby Jancis Robinson“Where do wine grapes come from and how are they related to each other? What is the historical background of each grape variety? Where are they grown? What sort of wines do they make and, most importantly, what do they taste like?”
The Oxford Companion to Wine (Oxford Companions)by Jancis Robinson“Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the first edition of Jancis Robinson’s seminal volume immediately attained legendary status, winning every major wine book award…The Oxford Companion to Wine presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine through the ages; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day.”
Grapes & Wines: A comprehensive guide to varieties and flavoursby Oz Clarke and Margaret Rand“Approaching wine through grapes is in tune with the way consumers now think and learn about wine. This is the definitive, up to date guide to the world’s greatest grapes and the wines they make – the history, the places, the people, the wine styles and the flavours. “
Hugh Johnson’s Wine Companion: The Encyclopedia of Wines, Vineyards and Winemakersby Hugh Johnson“Hugh Johnson’s Wine Companion” presents a unique approach to wine and wine producers, combining detailed background information with practical advice on how to enjoy wine to the full. Already praised for its wealth of information, the book has been extensively revised and updated by Stephen Brook, with over 70 per cent of the content changed, to take account of the latest developments in the fast-changing world of wine, be they human, cultural, or geographic.”

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