New York State wines are literally getting more space on the map in the new, seventh edition of The World Atlas of Wine, wine gurus Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson’s authoritative oenological guide. New York gets two full pages out of 400, Bloomberg reports, and the Finger Lakes region gets its own map out of 215 total in the guide, a great validation for the upstate wine region. Also new this time out: The rise of Ningxia, China, as an unexpected wine-producing player, and the emergence of more northern vine-growing areas, a byproduct of climate change — Robinson even promises that England and Wales will be ready for a lot more column space by the time the eighth edition is published. The book’s delightfully erudite and placid trailer, straight ahead.
The authoritative reference.