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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book (Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book)by Hugh Johnson
Synopses & Reviews
The original - and the best- pocket guide to wine.
Now in its 35th edition and with over 11 million copies sold worldwide, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2012 is still the number one pocket wine guide that appeals to both wine lovers and professionals.
No other guide so successfully distills the world of wine into such a handy, eloquent gem of a package, and Hugh's winning formula of personal insight and critical appraisal has ensured this guide is the only reference trusted by wine enthusiasts, investors and collectors alike.
As always the pocket wine book is packed with invaluable features and for 2012 it has been completely revised and updated, with fresh introductions and new sidebar features for every country. This year's edition boasts up-to-date news on more than 6,000 wines, growers and regions plus invaluable vintage information from expert contributors around the world.
Whether you're purchasing a bottle at a shop, ordering wine in a restaurant, stocking a cellar, or investing in a vintage, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2012 is the one resource you cannot do without.
Book News Annotation:
Organized by country, this pocket reference describes the characteristics of recent vintages by style, rates 3,000 plus wineries, recommends vintages ready for drinking, and defines viniculture terms. The 2012 edition evaluates vintage 2010, updates vintage 2009, and adds a closing article on the wines of the South of France. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Hugh Johnson is the world's pre-eminent writer on wine. First published in 1977, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book sells hundreds of thousands of copies a year. During the past four decades he has written books that have become landmarks on the subject, including his classic The World Atlas of Wine, published in its sixth edition with Janis Robinson in 2007, his Wine Companion, published in 2009 and now in its sixth edition, and The Story of Wine.
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