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    • ISBN:9781845338671
    • Publication date:02 Sep 2013

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2014

By Hugh Johnson

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  • £11.99

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the bestselling wine guide on the market.

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the bestselling wine guide on the market.

"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!

Biographical Notes

Hugh Johnson is the world's pre-eminent writer on wine. First published in 1977, his PocketWine 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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  • ISBN: 9781845337445
  • Publication date: 02 Sep 2013
  • Page count: 336
  • Imprint: Mitchell Beazley
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