The comprehensive work on grapes and grape varieties was published by Penguin Books Ltd (London) in 2012. The subtitle is "A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours". The 1,242-page book contains many reproductions of vine variety colour charts from the famous work "Ampélographie" by the ampelographers Victor Vermorel (1848-1927) and Pierre Viala (1859-1936). The authors are Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz. Wine Grapes includes all commercial varieties (those for which no wine producers were found are missing).
Wine Grapes has been used extensively as a source in the present wine lexicon, with the author (Norbert Tischelmayer) in close consultation with Dr. José Vouillamoz. In addition, the lexicon also contains varieties that are no longer cultivated as well as extinct varieties with historical significance. In addition, the extensive DNA analyses carried out from 2013 onwards by the vine geneticists Jean-Michel Boursiquot, Javier Ibáñez, Thierry Lacombe and others have also been taken into account. Of course, these could not yet be used in "Wine Grapes", which was published in 2012.