Hugh Johnson's Wine Companion: The Encyclopedia of Wines, Vineyards and Winemakers

Hugh Johnson's Wine Companion: The Encyclopedia of Wines, Vineyards and Winemakers

Hardback Mitchell Beazley

By (author) Hugh Johnson, By (author) Stephen Brook

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  • Publisher: MITCHELL BEAZLEY
  • Format: Hardback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 258mm x 46mm | 1,642g
  • Publication date: 15 September 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1845334574
  • ISBN 13: 9781845334574
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Approximately 12 colour maps and 20 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 278,455

Product description

"Hugh Johnson's Wine Companion" presents a unique approach to wine and wine producers, combining detailed background information with practical advice on how to enjoy wine to the full. Already praised for its wealth of information, the book has been extensively revised and updated by Stephen Brook, with over 70 per cent of the content changed, to take account of the latest developments in the fast-changing world of wine, be they human, cultural, or geographic. Colour maps and photographs and detailed glossaries of the wines of each region are just two of the additions for this exciting new edition.

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Author information

Hugh Johnson is widely recognized as the world's favourite wine writer. His wealth of knowledge, combined with a rare talent for making the complex subject of wine accessible, has won his many books an enthusiastic following worldwide and awarded him international critical acclaim. Hugh Johnson's first book Wine was published in 1966 and established him as one of the foremost writers on the subject. He then went on to write a remarkable sequence of wine titles including The World Atlas of Wine, now in its sixth edition and co-authored with Jancis Robinson. His annually updated Pocket Wine Book sells some 400,000 copies each year throughout the world. Stephen Brook is a highly regarded wine writer, with over thirty books to his credit. His Wines of California won the Glenfiddich and Veuve Clicquot awards, and Le Prix du Lanson Champagne, for best wine book of 2000. He is also the author of Pauillac and Bordeaux: People, Power and Politics which won the Veuve Cliquot and ICP awards in 2002, and he is the general editor of A Century of Wine.

Review quote

"it should be said, dispassionately but categorically, that Hugh Johnson's Wine Companion is the finest book ever written on that subject." John Arlott, Guardian "An excellent reference for the serious wine drinker." Chicago Sun-Times

Table of contents

CONTENTS Introduction: Modern Wine; The Vine; Classic Grapes; Europe's Principal Grape Varieties; In the Vineyard; Making Wine; Wine Styles Wines, Vineyards & Winemakers of the World: France: Bordeaux; Burgundy; Beaujolais; Jura; Savoie; The Loire Valley; Champagne; Alsace; The Rhone Valley; Provence; The Midi; Corsica; The South West; Vins de Pays Germany: Mosel-Saar-Ruwer; Ahr and Mittelrhein; Rheingau; Nahe; Rheinhessen; Pfalz; Hessische Bergstrasse; Franken; Wurttemberg; Baden; Saale-Unstrut; Sachsen Luxembourg Italy: Piedmont; Valle d'Aosta; Liguria; Lombardy; Trentino-Alto Adige; Veneto; Friuli-Venezia Guilia; Emilia-Romagna; Tuscany; Umbria; The Marches; Latium; Abruzzi; Campania; Puglia; Calabria; Basilicata; Sicily; Sardinia Spain: Northwest Spain, Galicia, Basque Country; The Upper Ebro, La Rioja, Navarra, Aragon, Duero Valley, Castile-Leon; Catalonia & the Balearics; The Levante & Meseta; Andalucia; Sherry; The Canary Islands Portugal: Port; Madeira Switzerland Austria Central & Eastern Europe: Hungary; The Czech and Slovak Republics; The Former Yugoslavia; Romania; Bulgaria The Russian Empire Greece Cyprus Turkey The Levant: Lebanon; Israel North Africa: Tunisia; Algeria; Morocco Asia USA: California; Pacific Northwest; Other Regions of the USA Canada Central & South America: Chile; Argentina; Mexico; Brazil; Peru; Uruguay Australia New Zealand South Africa Zimbabwe England & Wales Enjoying Wine Matching Food & Wine Bordeaux Chateaux Index Index