Hamlyn to publish second edition of Larousse Wine

Hamlyn to publish second edition of Larousse Wine

Octopus imprint Hamlyn has acquired rights to publish a second edition of Larousse Wine by David Cobbold and Sebastian Durand-Viel, co-founders of the Paris Academy of Wine. 

Denise Bates, group publishing director at Octopus, acquired world English language rights from Larousse in France, to publish in hardback in October 2017 at £45.

The first edition was published in 2011 and, according to Octopus, it has sold more than 40,000 copies worldwide. The revised and updated edition will include 60 additional features on wine producers from around the world, with a particular focus on French vineyards. A short history and analysis of key wine-producing regions is followed by a survey of the type of wines produced and the specific properties of the region. Other sections cover how to read a wine label and whether or not to decant wine, as well as organic wine-growing and bio-dynamics. 

Bates said: "In the way that the wonderful Larousse Gastronomique has established itself as the classic culinary reference work over the years, so Larousse Wine is set to do the same for wine."