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Wine : A Life Uncorked

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As the author learns about wine, so do we in this book full of candour and wit and fine writing. What makes one wine better than another?' and other fundamental questions, whether human or cultural, technical or historical, are addressed in a wide-ranging and autobiographical book based on the author's enormous experience of the pleasures of wine. Tasting, keeping, savouring, cellaring, choosing, understanding, comparing, buying - the world of wine filtered through the vast knowledge of one of the greatest writers and practitioners, renowned throughout the world.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 32mm | 399.17g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 50 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
  • 0753820927
  • 9780753820926
  • 1,486,086

About Hugh Johnson

Hugh Johnson has been tasting, buying, promoting and writing about wine for over forty years. He has been, amongst many other appointments, secretary of Wine & Food and editor of the Wine and Food society, Wine Correspondent of the Sunday Times, Wine Editor of Gourmet, a director of Chateau Latour and Wine Consultant to British Airways. He has been President of the Sunday Times Wine Club since 1973, the Circle of Wine Writers since 1997 and the Hon President of the International Wine and Food Society since 2002. He has been honoured by the Academy du Vin de Bordeaux, the German Gastronomic Academy and by a doctorate from Essex University. His many practical books on wine from Mitchell Beazley have been bestsellers all over the world. His STORY OF WINE won every major wine book award in Britain and the USA.show more

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