Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2012
By Hugh Johnson
The UK's number one annual wine guide. Completely revised and updated for 2012, with fresh introductions and new feature boxes for every country. 35th edition of the global bestseller. Over 11 million copies sold worldwide. New colour supplement on Wines of the South of France, including an overview of its expanding wine industry and exciting new producers. New section featuring "If you like this, why not try this" allowing the reader to navigate new tastes based on those they already know. Appeals to both wine-lovers and professionals alike. Key reference for wine investors and collectors, with four levels of vintage information detailing which wines to drink now and which to cellar.
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.
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, and The Story of Wine. In his spare time he writes about gardening from his home in Essex.
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01 Aug 2011
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