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Hugh Johnson



Hugh Johnson is the world's pre-eminent writer on wine. First published in 1977, his Pocket Wine Book sells hundreds of thousands of copies a year. His winning formula of insight, critical appraisal of the world of wine, plus valuable vintage news and wine recommendations has been often-imitated but never bettered.

With the publication of his first book, Wine, Johnson established himself at the age of twenty-seven as the most refreshing and authoritative voice on the subject. During the past four decades he has written books that have become landmarks on the subject, including his classic The World Atlas of Wine, co-authored with Jancis Robinson, his Wine Companion, first published in 2003, The Story of Wine and Hugh Johnson on Wine. In his spare time he writes about gardening from his home in London.

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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2018

Hugh Johnson
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Hugh Johnson

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 41st year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a colour supplement on Syrah and Garnacha grapes.

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Hugh Johnson on Wine

Hugh Johnson
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Hugh Johnson

'On Wine-which brings together dozens of "articles, reviews, and introductions," from titles as various as Vogue, Decanter, The Sunday Times Wine Club newsletter Wine Times, and the journal you have in your hands, as well as snippets from Johnson's bestselling books-has many moments where the writing transcends the ostensible subject matter.'The World of Fine WineOne of the world's great authorities on wine, Hugh Johnson has been writing on the subject (among others) for almost six decades. This selection chronicles his personal take on developments that have revolutionised the industry for half a century and more.Johnson's prose describes as no one else can the endlessly fascinating characters and landscapes of the wine world. He tells of setting sail with sybarites and braving the perfect storm, he debates at length the Pleasure Principle, lip-smacks through decadent dinners, teaches and learns in Tokyo and files breathless dispatches from Beijing. He bids a poignant farewell to the loveliest vintages, decries peremptory judgement and urges the Slow Food philosophy; falls in love (again), this time with Tokaji, tells warm winter tales through a vintage port and sets out a summer picnic at the source of the Seine - all the while dryly annotating the scribbles of his younger self with contemporary marginal hindsights.This thoughtful, illuminating collection will delight not only lovers of wine, food, history and travel but also anyone who enjoys the intoxicating power of words.

Mitchell Beazley

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2017

Hugh Johnson
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Hugh Johnson
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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2016

Hugh Johnson
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Hugh Johnson

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2016 is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 39th year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive up-to-the minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This year's edition also contains a special colour supplement on Riesling.

Mitchell Beazley

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2015

Hugh Johnson
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Hugh Johnson
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The World Atlas of Wine, 7th Edition

Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson
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Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson

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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2014

Hugh Johnson
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Hugh Johnson

"Space for only one wine book in your life? This is it" - Howard G Goldberg The New York Times Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2014 is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 37th year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive up-to-the minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. Contents Include: Vintage Report Grape Varieties Wine & Food France Châteaux of Bordeaux Italy Germany Luxembourg Spain & Portugal Port, Sherry & Madeira Switzerland Austria England & Wales Central & Southeast Europe Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Czech Republic & Slovak Republic, Romania, Malta Greece Eastern Mediterranean & North Africa Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, North Africa Asia & Old Russian Empire United States California The Pacific Northwest Northeast, Southeast & Central The Southwest Mexico Canada South America Chile, Argentina, Other South American Wines Australia New Zealand South Africa Burgundy and other Pinot Noirs And More!

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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2013

Hugh Johnson
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Hugh Johnson

The original and best, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the ultimate compact guide. Now in its 36th edition, it is the UK's number one wine book for wine-lovers and professionals. It is the key reference for enthusiasts, investors and collectors and this year's edition boasts up-to-date news on more than 6,000 wines, growers, and regions, plus invaluable vintage information from experts around the world.A new colour supplement focuses on champagne and sparkling wines, while the 'If you like this, try this' section offers the reader alternative wines to try based on those they already drink. More than 200 of Johnson's favourites for 2013 are also included. A complementary app is also available from the Apple App Store.

Mitchell Beazley

Hugh Johnson's Wine Journal

Hugh Johnson
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Hugh Johnson

This elegant journal includes expert advice from the world's most popular wine writer, Hugh Johnson, on topics such as grape types, vintages and pairing wine with food. It is the perfect place to record those wines you have particularly enjoyed, to compile personal tasting notes, list friends' favourites and to note the wines you drank on special occasions or with exceptional meals.

Mitchell Beazley

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2012

Hugh Johnson
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Hugh Johnson

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the ultimate compact guide. Now in its 35th edition, it is the UK's number one wine book appealing to wine-lovers and professionals alike. It is the key reference for enthusiasts, investors and collectors and this year's edition boasts up-to-date news on more than 6,000 wines, growers, and regions, plus invaluable vintage information from experts around the world. A new colour supplement focuses on the array of wines from the South of France, while a new section offers the reader alternative wines to try based on those they already drink. More than 200 of Johnson's favourites for 2012 are also included. Hugh Johnson's winning formula of insight, critical appraisal of the world of wine, plus vintage news has never been bettered.

Mitchell Beazley

Trees

Hugh Johnson
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Hugh Johnson

Trees is a fully illustrated guide to more than 600 trees. The text sparkles with fact and folklore, illuminating the subject with authority and enthusiasm. Fully updated, it includes all th e newest tree varieties and cultivars. The book first looks at the structure and life cycle of trees; their role in the ecosystem, planting and pruning; and the use of trees in garden design. The core of the book is a complete record of coniferous and deciduous trees, grouped by family, in which an authoritative main text is complemented by a comprehensive index of trees, listing and illustrating alphabetically every important family, species and variety by their horticultural name. Finally, a reference section includes a guide to choosing trees for the garden and an A-Z listing of the most important and popular species and varieties of trees.

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Concise World Atlas of Wine

Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson
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Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson

This brand-new concise edition of the World Atlas of Wine contains every one of the 200 maps core to the appeal of its original format. An ideal self-purchase, the Concise World Atlas of Wine combines essential information on the wines of the world, written by the world's most authoritative wine duo, with the unparalleled clarity and detail of the most up-to-date and useful maps available of wine growing areas. Benefiting throughout from the highest-quality research included in the sixth edition of Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson's World Atlas of Wine, this concise version is a must-have book for everyone involved in the world of wine and an ideal reference book for every wine enthusiast.

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Hugh Johnson In The Garden

Hugh Johnson
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Hugh Johnson

Tradescant's Diary, a column of garden jottings, first appeared in the RHS magazine, The Garden, in June 1975. Hugh Johnson was its author (in addition to his being Editorial Director of the magazine) and it became a monthly fixture for the RHS's committed gardeners. Hugh's writings are filled with an eclectic mixture of topical, whimsical and humorous anecdotes and are organised to follow a gardener's monthly calendar. Under the name Tradescant's Diary, a name taken from John Tradescant, gardener to Lord Cecil at Hatfield House and to King James I, who was one of the first men to introduce plants from foreign countries to his own garden, Hugh's writings appeared in The Garden from 1975-2006, in Gardens Illustrated in 2007, and in 2008 still appear as monthly blogs through his own website (www.tradsdiary.com).

Mitchell Beazley

The World Atlas of Wine, 6th Edition

Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson
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Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson