Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2013

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2013

Hardback Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book

By (author) Hugh Johnson

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  • Publisher: MITCHELL BEAZLEY
  • Format: Hardback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 95mm x 198mm x 23mm | 312g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845336844
  • ISBN 13: 9781845336844
  • Edition statement: 2013 ed.
  • Sales rank: 54,114

Product description

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.

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Author information

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.

Table of contents

Quick reference vintage charts Agenda 2013 How to use this book Vintage report 2011 A closer look at 2010 If you like this, why not try this? Grape varieties Wine & food France Chateaux of Bordeaux Italy Germany Spain & Portugal Port, Sherry & Madeira Switzerland Austria England and Wales Central & Southeast Europe Greece North Africa & Eastern Mediterranean Asia & The Old Russian Empire North America Canada South America Australia New Zealand South Africa Wines of Spain A little learning The right temperature