I actually had the good fortune to get a reply email from Ms. Robinson when I wrote her and thanked her for this marvelous collection. How she did all of the research for this I’ll never know, but what I can tell you is that, dictionary like, the Oxford Companion is the wine Bible for the 21st Century. There is hardly a topic in here that isn’t covered, hardly a wine that isn’t discussed at some length. From people to places, from grapes to grafts, from A to Z, Jancis Robinson is simply unmatched for wine knowledge and expertise. Buy it and I dare you to read the whole thing!