Author by : Hugh Johnson Languange : en Publisher by : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. The book also has directions for ideal temperatures to serve the wines, so when the sommelier asks you about preparation you can have more definite ideas. There are now over 800,000 copies in print in seven languages and the book is still regularly reprinted. Hugh has a wonderful sense of humor, and takes great joy in his work -- and it shows. Now in its 36th edition, it is the original wine book, appealing to wine-lovers and professionals alike. Johnson also comments on the 2000 vintage, which he says was good in Bordeaux.
He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why. Now in its 40th year of publication, it is unrivalled as the most comprehensive and up-to-date annual wine guide. He reveals which growers to look for and why, as well as which vintages to buy, which to drink, and which to cellar. Restaurants in particular often stock what they got a deal on, and may offer vintages that are not yet ready to drink or are undistinguished. Bookseller: , Maryland, United States London: Mitchell Beazley, 2010. He has also written his autobiography? Johnson names the top-valued wines from every country and highlights those to drink in 2000, with predictions for wines to watch for in the future.
It's a very broad and superficial source, but takes you past what you would know without it. ? Hugh Johnson's winning formula of insight, critical appraisal of the world of wine, plus vintage news has never been bettered. He knows you don't find the perfect wine -- whether for cheap pasta, or coq au vin, or to lay down for a decade -- by price. Like finding the perfect anniversery gift or putting on your snow tires, buying this guide should be one of those things you do each and every year. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition.
In 1986 he started the Hugh Johnson Collection, which sold until 2010 wine glasses and other artefacts related to wine, mainly in the Far East, with a shop in St James's Street, London. . He has published a wide array of books, starting with the publication of Wine in 1966. In his introduction to the Israel section, Johnson writes that Israel is a country with a chronic shortage of water, a lack of rain and a hot climate. On the Eastern Mediterranean, Johnson writes:? The book is like a Michelin guide in that it gives a rating to Israeli wineries. You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world.
First published in 1977, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book sells hundreds of thousands of copies a year. Now in its 41st year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. It's my very first experience with a digital book purchased through Internet, and loved the interaction when doing a search for an appellation, a grower, a wine region, the name of the bottle, a type of grape, etc, as these words or expressions have all been indexed. These equaled the previous achievement of Yatir Forest. By the way, I think this book would make a marvelous gift to someone who is often treating you to rather bad wine at expensive prices. If you are new here, you may want to learn a little more about how this site works. This was followed by the Golan Heights Winery receiving the Gran Vinitaly Special Award as the best producer.
Now in its 42nd year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book. During the past four decades he has written books that have become landmarks on the subject, including his classic The World Atlas of Wine, co-authored with Jancis Robinson, his Wine Companion, first published in 2003, The Story of Wine and Hugh Johnson on Wine. The new desire to make quality wines from low-yielding, old-bush vines is throwing up some interesting surprises. These were unprecedented awards for Israeli wine, in two of the world? This new edition also contains a special supplement on Organic, Natural and Biodynamic wines.
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. The process of winemaking is explained, as are the different varieties of grape. He was awarded the of the Royal Horticultural Society in 2000. As a result, many people will purchase disappointing and overpriced wines. Then, Castel Grand Vin, Clos du Gat Sycra Muscat and Margalit Special Reserve each in turn received scores of 93 points in the Robert Parker? The research involved took Hugh Johnson all over the world; the result was a best-seller that might justly claim to have put wine on the map. In the autobiography A Life Uncorked, he also expressed regret over the wine critic 's influence on the world of wine, which has in his view moved winemaking in many regions towards a more uniform, bigger and richer style.
This new edition also contains a color supplement on Syrah and Garnacha grapes. On describing his introduction to wine-tasting Johnson has recalled:. Makes an excellent gift at Christmas. Since its launch in 1973 Johnson has been President of the Sunday Times Wine Club, part of Laithwaites, now the world's largest mail-order wine merchant. 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. Now in its 36th edition, it is the original wine book, appealing to wine-lovers and professionals alike. So, you may wish to consider laying some wine away from there.