Wine behind the label 11th edition 2020


  • This edition now running to 2,665 pages
  • Over 250 winery updates and additions with many wineries and wines added
  • Over 4,000 wine estates and producers studied in-depth
  • In total over 6,500 wine producers and over 26,500 wines rated
  • Wine region maps
  • Value for money winemaker awards
  • Stellar cellar awards
  • Hyperlinks to full profiles wineries who have a website
  • Built in navigation bookmarks
  • Instantly downloadable to computer, tablet or cellphone


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The 11th edition 2020 of Wine behind the label includes a further record number of wine producers and wines


We have been having some glitches with downloads from our site so if you don’t automatically receive download instructions please email with your order number a guide will be sent to you by file transfer.

Stop press – all the current published editions of Wine behind the label are now available for purchase at some tremendous seasonal prices. Club behind the label members will automatically get their full discounts on the seasonal prices.

“This is an astonishing achievement. One cannot even begin to imagine the hours and dedication that have gone into a publication like this”

– Tamlyn Currin, Jancis

The 11th 2020 digital edition of Wine Behind the Label has now been published with its most comprehensive analysis to date of wine producers, their vineyards and their wines.

The guide remains unique in that it features not only the most up to date profiles of individual wineries from all the main producing countries of the world. It also gives full ratings and scores for their wines.

As a result it has become known as “the sommelier’s best friend” and is widely used by sommeliers, and other wine professionals, both in their training, as research for professional exams, and as a day to day resource in their working lives.

Wine behind the label has once again been published by joint editors, David Moore and the Late Neville Blech.

The 11th edition 2020 includes full profiles of over 4,000 wineries, with 250 winery updates and additions with many wineries and wines added. There are now approaching 7,000 wineries featured in total, with well over 26,500 different wines rated and scored.

The guide has been updated to include all the latest wines and includes ratings from the 2017 northern hemisphere vintage and the 2018 vintage in the southern hemisphere.

Wine behind the label contains the most accurate information possible about wineries and their wines as it relies on a network of some of the biggest names in the international wine writing community to help compile many of the chapters, profiles and wine ratings. It is their work and expertise that has helped Wine behind the label become seen as THE reference book for professional and amateur wine lovers alike.

Contributors to the 11th 2020 edition include Jim Budd (Loire Valley), Michael Edwards (Champagne, Alsace and Burgundy), Professor Kathleen Burk (South-West France, Germany, Austria and Virginia) and Wink Lorch (Jura & Savoie). It also includes work from previous contributors, including Sarah Ahmed, Maggie Rosen, Ilona Thompson, Gary White, and Stuart George.

A key feature of the Wine behind the label guide is its full range of regional maps, with great detail of all the main wine producing areas of the world and which have been substantially updated to include the latest appellations and viticultural areas throughout the world.

It also includes comprehensive glossaries for wine and viticulture terms along with a guide to all the main grape varieties.

Previous editions of the guide have received international acclaim. The most recent coming from the Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin which gave it a special prize in its international wine awards for its contribution to wine education and knowledge.

A membership club is now well established where paid up members can take advantage of attending special events and also receiving very attractive discounts (up to 25%) on our guides, and wine accessories, including glassware that are sold through the website. To sign up please go to the Membership drop down menu on the Home page and click on the “Become a Member” tab. There is a tremendous seasonal offer of £45 for full membership.


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