The following errata have been noticed, and will be corrected in the online editions as well as in the reprints.
p ix Contributor Hamish Aird of Radley College is very much alive and kicking.
p xv L. & E.S. LUKAS SUSAJ should read L. & E.S. LUSH SUSAJ
p 19 Alto Adige should read: 'and part of Austria until it was annexed by Italy after the First World War'
p 105 Bovale should read: 'Bovale, dark-skinned grapes in SARDINIA distinguished as Bovale Sardo, a synonym for GRACIANO, and the more common Bovale Grande, a synonym for CARIGNAN. Both are used mainly for blending.
p 170 Chile, Geography and climate should read: 'It is also very narrow (at its narrowest it is barely 95 km/59 m miles wide).'
p 228 DAC should read: 'In 2014 it also remained to be seen how the wine regions to which no DAC has yet applied would elect to define themselves; these regions are WACHAU, WAGRAM, THERMENREGION, CARNUNTUM, and the three within STEIERMARK.'
p 233 Denmark The 12 PGIs listed are in fact Dutch and not Danish. The four Danish PGIs are: Jutland, Funen, Zealand and Bornholm.
p 235 dosage The figures in the table of EU sweetness levels in champagne and sparkling wines should be:
< 3 brut nature (etc)
0-6 extra brut
< 12 brut
12-17 extra dry
> 50 doux
p 278 Ferreira should read: 'Ferreira, one of the leading Portuguese port shippers, established in 1751.'
p 387 Italy, Vine varieties should read: 'According to the 2010 report, the most planted variety was SANGIOVESE with 71,558 ha/176,824 acres, down from 86,000 ha in 1990. The second most planted variety was MONTEPULCIANO with 34,824, and the third most planted was Merlot with 28,041 ha (down from 48,000 ha in 1990), while the fourth most planted grape was Sicily’s white wine grape CATARRATTO Bianco Comune with 25,935 ha. The only other varieties planted on more than 20,000 ha were TREBBIANO Toscano with 22,702 ha, and the BARBERA of north-western Italy with 20,523 ha. Perhaps surprising was that the next most planted variety, with 19,709 ha, was Chardonnay, its total presumably boosted by its popularity with producers of sparkling wines. Varieties planted on a total of between 10,000 and 20,000 ha, in declining order, are GLERA, PINOT GRIGIO, CALABRESE, TREBBIANO Romagnolo, Cabernet Sauvignon, PRIMITIVO, MOSCATO Bianco, NEGROAMARO, the Soave grape GARGANEGA, and TREBBIANO Giallo.'
p 423 Limoux should read: 'These often lean, oak-aged Chardonnays regularly fetched prices far in excess of their then classification as VINS DE PAYS so the Limoux appellation was thoroughly overhauled in 1993. It now encompasses still whites made mainly from Chardonnay (although Chenin Blanc and Mauzac may be included, or may be the main or sole variety), with, unusually, compulsory BARREL FERMENTATION.'
p 437 Mâcon-Villages should read: 'The full list of 26 villages or groups of villages with the right to the appellation is: Azé, Bray, Burgy, ... '. The list of villages is correct.
p 480 Mosel should read: 'A roster of towns and their top sites begins with the blue and red slate sites of Enkirch (Batterieberg, Ellergrub, Steffensberg), Wolf (Goldgrube), Kröv (a different Steffensberg), and Kinheim (Rosenberg). Along the bow of the Mosel between Enkrich and Wolf is the traditionally important merchant base as well as wine-growing centre of Traben-Trarbach, some of whose once-renowned sites (notably Traben’s Gaisberg and Zollturm) cling to the Mosel’s right bank beneath the hamlet of Starkenberg.'
p 495 Nebbiolo: the purported 81 ha of Nebbiolo on the island of Sardinia are in fact Dolcetto.
p 593 Quinta do Noval should read: 'Quinta do Noval. Founded in 1715, Noval is the name of both the estate and this historic, unusually vineyard-based, PORT shipper.'
p 739 Texas should read: 'Texas, south-western state in the UNITED STATES, currently the country’s fifth largest wine-producing state after California, New York, Washington, and Oregon with about 4,100 acres/1,660 ha planted mainly with VINIFERA vines in production in 2012.'
p 740 Texas cont should read: 'The central-western third of the state is the Trans-Pecos Region whose high-elevation vineyards amidst arid mesas produce a good deal less than the Texas High Plains vineyards, which account for around 70% of production. ... Mesa Vineyards owns 1,000 acres/400 ha of vineyards first planted by the University of Texas near Fort Stockton. It grows grapes mostly for its own Ste. Genevieve Winery, one of the state’s largest wine producers of mostly grocery-store bottlings, with a higher-end Peregrine brand.
p 774 Valtellina should read: This isolated zone has been sensibly demarcated, with the whole region classified as DOC Valtellina Rosso, whose maximum yield of 10 tonnes/ha is unlikely to be achieved in practice. A step up is Valtellina Superiore (215 ha) from separate demarcated areas, and one of the region’s two DOCGs, where yields are restricted to 8 tonnes/ha and the wine must be aged for at least 24 months, of which 12 in oak cask (36 for Riserva). ... The zone’s only other DOCG is reserved for the SFORZATO di Valtellina (or Sfurzat in local dialect), a full-bodied, dry red made from Nebbiolo grapes that have been dried for three months, and which must be aged for at least 20 months.