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    DescriptionHugh Johnson, the preeminent wine writer of our time, now brings to his fans around the world his first major new book in a decade: this stylish, intimate, and delightfully opinionated autobiographical tour through the world of wine. "A Life Uncorked" weaves Johnson's wide-ranging ruminations, memories, and observations on his remarkable life together with information on every aspect of wine - from its technical production to its cultural significance. In luminous, utterly engaging prose, he taps into his enormous experience to consider topics such as tasting, cellaring, choosing, understanding, comparing, and buying wine, as well as wine's more ephemeral and personal pleasures, lures, and mysteries.At the heart of "A Life Uncorked" is the idea that wine is more than a drink; its characteristics link it directly to memory, to locations around the world where grapes are grown and wine is made, and to the dining rooms, restaurants, bars, and gardens where we consume it. Johnson takes us to all of these places and many more in this delightful and revelatory memoir. Peppered with anecdotes throughout, "A Life Uncorked" simultaneously educates and entertains with its absorbing perspective on the complex and fascinating world of wine from one of its most well-known and well-liked aficionados.


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    Title
    A Life Uncorked
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Hugh Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 198 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,361 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520248502
    ISBN 10: 0520248503
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: WZ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T General Subject: 240
    BIC subject category V2: WBXD1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11900
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: CKB088000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A71544000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    DC21: 641.22092
    DC22: 641.2/2/092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: TP547.J64 A3 2005
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: 2005052879
    Thema V1.0: DNC, WBXD1
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    01 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Hugh Johnson, widely regarded as the world's foremost wine writer, is known to millions through his internationally best-selling wine books, including his annual Pocket Wine Book, The World Atlas of Wine, Wine, The Story of Wine, and How to Enjoy Your Wine. A highly respected editor and broadcaster, Johnson has been president of the Sunday Times Wine Club since 1973 and of the Circle of Wine Writers since 1997. He has appeared in several television series. Johnson was the first wine editor of Vogue and is an editorial advisor to The World of Fine Wine. Johnson, who is also passionate about gardening and trees, is author of The International Book of Trees and Principles of Gardening: The Practice of the Gardener's Art. For thirty years, he has written the monthly Tradescant's Diary column for The Garden magazine.
    Back cover copy
    "Vintage Johnson--lively, graceful, and satisfying. An engaging read."--Gerald Asher, author of "The Pleasures of Wine and Vineyard Tales
    Table of contents
    Preface Prospects Bubbly White Red Sweet Index and Acknowledgements