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Hugh Johnson

Widely considered Britain’s finest wine expert, Hugh Johnson was born on 10 March, 1939 and first acquired his knowledge of wine while studying at Cambridge University.

He became wine correspondent for the Sunday Times in 1963 and published his first book, Wine, in 1966. Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book is an annual bestseller for many, many years and he’s also receieved numerous awards. He received an OBE for services to wine making and horticulture in 2007 and was also awarded the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite by the French government.


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Hugh Johnson Books

  • Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine 2020

    Hugh Johnson

    Product Code: HGHJ
    Hardback
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    Three cheers for Hugh! We know there are a number of wine connoisseurs shopping with The Book People and we're sure you can't wait to get your hands on the fully revised, refreshed and updated 2020 edition of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book.

    Hugh shares facts about the best wines, growers and wine regions from around the world and reveals the vintages you should buy, which ones should be put in the cellar and those should be drunk right away.

    If that isn't enough, he also offers information on grape varieties, local specialities and how you can match food to make the most of different wines flavours. This handy reference book contains advice on wines to drink in 2020 and reveals which vintages you should keep alongside information on over 6,000 wines and growers.
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  • Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2019

    Hugh Johnson

    Product Code: BTVAP
    Hardback
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    Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 42nd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.
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  • The World Atlas of Wine

    Hugh Johnson

    Product Code: AXKAR
    Hardback
    "Immense and beautiful - almost drinkable" -- Midweek, BBC Radio 4 "Simply superb work...buy it if you like wine at all." -- Victoria Moore, The Telegraph "If I owned only one wine book, it would be this one. And this edition, please." -- Andrew Jefford, Decanter Few wine books can be called classic but the first edition of The World Atlas of Wine made publishing history when it appeared in 1971. It is recognized by critics as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work available. This seventh edition will bring readers, both old and new, bang up to date with the world of wine. Much has changed since the last edition of the Atlas in 2007. Changes in climate, in winemaking technique, in fashion, and in where wine is grown over the past years are all reflected in this new edition. The move away from more predictable international grapes and towards less familiar, local varieties is a noticeable trend. Wine that expresses its precise location is once more to the fore, meaning that an Atlas that allows the reader to understand a region's geography is more necessary than ever. The increasing importance of cooler-climate regions as the effects of climate change become more apparent and the growth of China, not just as a consumer of wine but also as a grape-grower and wine producer, are just two of the many other developments covered. The Atlas is renowned for its superb cartography and this seventh edition has 215 unique maps. Dynamic wine regions such as coastal Croatia, Khaketi in Georgia, Canterbury in New Zealand, Swartland in South Africa, Northern Virginia in the US , and Ningxia in China are examples of just some that are covered in detail for the first time. Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, the world's most respected wine-writing duo, have again joined forces to create a classic that no wine lover can afford to be without. Contents Includes...Introduction The Ancient World and Middle Ages The Evolution of Modern Wine International Grapes Regional Grapes Wine and Weather Making Wine in the Vineyard Making Wine in the Cellar Oak and its uses Stoppering Wine Anatomy of a Winery Wine and Time Enjoying Wine Tasting and Talking about Wine The World of Wine France Italy Spain Portugal Germany Austria Hungary Greece North America South America Australia New Zealand South Africa Asia And Much More!
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  • Hugh Johnson on Wine

    Hugh Johnson

    Product Code: AUVTR
    Hardback
    One of the world's great authorities on wine, Hugh Johnson has been writing on the subject (among others) for almost six decades. This selection chronicles his personal take on developments that have revolutionised the industry for half a century and more. Johnson's prose describes as no one else can the endlessly fascinating characters and landscapes of the wine world. He tells of setting sail with sybarites and braving the perfect storm, he debates at length the Pleasure Principle, lip-smacks through decadent dinners, teaches and learns in Tokyo and files breathless dispatches from Beijing. He bids a poignant farewell to the loveliest vintages, decries peremptory judgement and urges the Slow Food philosophy; falls in love (again), this time with Tokaji, tells warm winter tales through a vintage port and sets out a summer picnic at the source of the Seine - all the while dryly annotating the scribbles of his younger self with contemporary marginal hindsights. This thoughtful, illuminating collection will delight not only lovers of wine, food, history and travel but also anyone who enjoys the intoxicating power of words.
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