Hugh Johnson on Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781784722623
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Hugh Johnson has been writing about wine for six decades, and his books have sold millions of copies worldwide. His winning formula of insight, critical appraisal and superbly evocative writing has been often-imitated but never bettered. Now, he looks back at his decades at the forefront of wine writing. Beginning in the 1960s, the book takes a chronological journey through Hugh Johnson's writing, featuring work published in a huge array of sources, including Decanter magazine, the Sunday Times and the World of Fine Wine. But this book is not just about Hugh Johnson and his written work. It is about the evolution of wine production, tasting and drinking over the last sixty years. It is about the fundamental shift in our understanding of wine, and our subsequent enjoyment of it. From early tastings in Bordeaux - where even the wine served at Communion is St-Emilion - through a prophetic 1975 assessment of California, to a 2014 discussion of the ever-increasing ABV strength of wine, this book provides a fascinating overview of the development of wine during a period of enormous change. For anyone serious about wine, this is essential reading.

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1784725617
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 336
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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.

Hugh Johnson's How to Enjoy Your Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684864193
Category: Cooking
Page: 120
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Offers advice on choosing the right wine for the right meal, opening bottles, storing bottles, serving wine, and judging wine for flavor and quality

The World Atlas of Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson,Jancis Robinson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781845339043
Category: Cooking
Page: 400
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Limited collector's slipcase edition- each book is individually numbered with a specially designed book plate personally signed by both authors. The seventh edition will confirm the status of The World Atlas of Wine as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work. Reflecting the changing nature of the wine scene, the Atlas details developments in climate, technique and fashion as well as new regulations made over the last six years. A new Australian map highlights the importance of cool-climate regions as global warming takes effect, for example,while dynamic regions such as coastal Croatia, South Africa's Swartland and Ningxia in China are covered for the first time. The world's increasing appetite for wine is matched by a growing thirst for knowledge,which this book will amply satisfy.

Hugh Johnson's Wine Journal


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781845336035
Category: Cooking
Page: 192
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The first wine journal from the world's favorite writer on wine, Hugh Johnson. Keep a record of your favorite (and least favorite) wines in this elegant hardcover journal from Hugh Johnson, renowned worldwide for his incisive and accessible writing on wine. Packed with Hugh's expertise and "tricks of the trade", this is the perfect traveling companion to help you get the most out of the wines you drink. In this beautiful and refined journal, you will be able to compile your own tasting notes and record those wines that you have particularly enjoyed, or otherwise. Easy to complete charts and space for writing tasting notes are combined with Hugh's guidelines on such subjects as choosing wine for particular occasions (such as which wine is best for your Christmas menu), the best vintages for particular wines, and what other wines to try if you are especially fond of those made from a certain grape, such as, for example, Merlot or Silvaner. Also containing quick-reference vintage charts and sections on grape varieties and wine & food pairing, Hugh Johnson's Wine Journal is the perfect gift or self-purchase for every lover of wine or those who want to know more.

Hugh Johnson's Wine Companion

The Encyclopedia of Wines, Vineyards and Winemakers
Author: Hugh Johnson,Stephen Brook
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781845334574
Category: Cooking
Page: 672
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This new full-color extended sixth edition of Hugh Johnson's Wine Companion is the most up-to-date, comprehensive, authoritative, and easy-to-use source of information on the world's wines and winemakers. Hugh Johnson's Wine Companion presents a unique approach to wine and wine producers, combining detailed information with practical advice on how to enjoy wine to the fullest. Already praised for its wealth of information, the book has been extensively revised and updated by Stephen Brook, with over 70% of the content changed, to take account of the latest developments in the fast-changing world of wine, be they human, cultural, or geographic. Color maps and photographs and detailed glossaries of the wines of each region are just two of the additions for this exciting new edition.

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine 2017

40th Anniversary
Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781784722050
Category: Cooking
Page: 336
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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2017 is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 40th 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 year's special anniversary edition also contains a color supplement exploring 40 fascinating stories from cities with great vineyards close by to 'new' grapes that have come on the scene.

Tuscany and Its Wines


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811851237
Category: Cooking
Page: 144
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World-renowned wine expert Hugh Johnson's elegant tribute to Tuscany is now available in paperbacka richly rewarding volume in prose and image for those who enjoy the region's exquisite marriage of wine and food, beauty and history. Traveling from town to town, from hilltop to farmland, Johnson not only explores the Tuscan geography and wineries, but also shares the culture and sitesfrom a stunning cathedral in Siena to a good place for a relaxing glass of wine in Monte Amiata. Poetic, illuminating descriptions combine with over 100 atmospheric photos to capture the essence of Tuscany and bring the author's passion for the regions distinctive grape varietals to life. Glass of Brunello in one hand, Tuscany and Its Wines in the otherperfect armchair reading!

The Story of Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781857329971
Category: Wine and wine making
Page: 480
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The winner of every wine book award in Britain and the U.S.. In tiffs fascinating book, Hugh Johnson, the world's best-selling wine author. traces the story of wine from the dawn of civilization through the bacchanalian splendor of the ancient world to the present day. In his incomparable style that combines wit, insight and anecdote, Hugh Johnson tells us about classical drinking paries and Islamic Prohibition, the voyages of 14th century wine ships and the invention of the wine bottle, and how Champagne survived the bombardments of World War 1. Critically acclaimed, exquisitely written, The Story of Wine is a necessary addition to the library of any afficianado.

Hugh Johnson's Cellar Book


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9781840000931
Category: Cooking
Page: 208
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Wine lovers can keep their cellar records in order with this smart, indispensable guide designed by award-winning author Hugh Johnson and laid out in the way he finds most useful. It begins with an illustrated essay on storing, opening, and enjoying wine, and then offers tips on how to plan a cellar and set up a system for intelligent wine storing and record keeping.

Story of Wine


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781840009729
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Written by the world's bestselling wine author, this new illustrated edition is an enthralling read, tracing the story of wine from the dawn of civilization through the bacchanalian splendor of the ancient world to the present day. Updated to include the latest developments in wine, this edition features never before seen archival photographs.

Hugh Johnson on Wine

Good Bits from 55 Years of Scribbling
Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 1784722618
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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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.

Hugh Johnson in the Garden

The Best Garden Diary of Our Time
Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Octopus Books
ISBN: 1845336070
Category: Gardening
Page: 300
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Tradescant's Diary, a column of garden jottings, first appeared in the RHS magazine, The Garden, in June 1975. Hugh Johnson was its author (in addition to his being Editorial Director of the magazine) and it became a monthly fixture for the RHS's committed gardeners. Hugh's writings are filled with an eclectic mixture of topical, whimsical and humorous anecdotes and are organised to follow a gardener's monthly calendar. Under the name Tradescant's Diary, a name taken from John Tradescant, gardener to Lord Cecil at Hatfield House and to King James I, who was one of the first men to introduce plants from foreign countries to his own garden, Hugh's writings appeared in The Garden from 1975-2006, in Gardens Illustrated in 2007, and in 2008 still appear as monthly blogs through his own website (www.tradsdiary.com).

The Art and Science of Wine


Author: James Halliday,Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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A well-illustrated updated edition of a classic on wine and winemaking. The authors look at all aspects of wine's complexity and personality: including the latest developments in growing, choices vintars make, and detail production for nine wine styles.

The International Book of Trees


Author: Hugh Johnson
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
ISBN: 9780753700976
Category: Ornamental trees
Page: 288
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This encyclopedia features all the major garden and forest trees of the world, with both fact and folklore.

The Dirty Guide to Wine: Following Flavor from Ground to Glass


Author: Alice Feiring
Publisher: The Countryman Press
ISBN: 1581575254
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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Discover new favorites by tracing wine back to its roots Still drinking Cabernet after that one bottle you liked five years ago? It can be overwhelming if not intimidating to branch out from your go-to grape, but everyone wants their next wine to be new and exciting. How to choose the right one? Award-winning wine critic Alice Feiring presents an all-new way to look at the world of wine. While grape variety is important, a lot can be learned about wine by looking at the source: the ground in which it grows. A surprising amount of information about a wine’s flavor and composition can be gleaned from a region’s soil, and this guide makes it simple to find the wines you’ll love. Featuring a foreword by Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier, who contributed her vast knowledge throughout the book, The Dirty Guide to Wine organizes wines not by grape, not by region, not by New or Old World, but by soil. If you enjoy a Chardonnay from Burgundy, you might find the same winning qualities in a deep, red Rioja. Feiring also provides a clarifying account of the traditions and techniques of wine-tasting, demystifying the practice and introducing a whole new way to enjoy wine to sommeliers and novice drinkers alike.

For the Love of Wine

My Odyssey Through the World's Most Ancient Wine Culture
Author: Alice Feiring
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1612348386
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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In 2011 when Alice Feiring first arrived in Georgia, she felt as if she'd emerged from the magic wardrobe into a world filled with mythical characters making exotic and delicious wine with the low-tech methods of centuries past. She was smitten, and she wasn't alone. This country on the Black Sea has an unusual effect on people; the most passionate rip off their clothes and drink wines out of horns while the cold-hearted well up with tears and make emotional toasts. Visiting winemakers fall under Georgia's spell and bring home qvevris (clay fermentation vessels) while rethinking their own techniques. But, as in any good fairy tale, Feiring sensed that danger rode shotgun with the magic. With acclaim and growing international interest come threats in the guise of new wine consultants aimed at making wines more commercial. So Feiring fought back in the only way she knew how: by celebrating Georgia and the men and women who make the wines she loves most, those made naturally with organic viticulture, minimal intervention, and no additives. From Tbilisi to Batumi, Feiring meets winemakers, bishops, farmers, artists, and silk spinners. She feasts, toasts, and collects recipes. She encounters the thriving qvevri craftspeople of the countryside, wild grape hunters, and even Stalin's last winemaker while plumbing the depths of this tiny country's love for its wines. For the Love of Wine is Feiring's emotional tale of a remarkable country and people who have survived religious wars and Soviet occupation yet managed always to keep hold of their precious wine traditions. Embedded in the narrative is the hope that Georgia has the temerity to confront its latest threat--modernization.

The World of Trees


Author: Hugh Johnson,Thomas Pakenham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780520247567
Category: Nature
Page: 400
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A guide to more than six hundred of the world's major garden and forest trees includes coverage of the structure and life cycle of trees, how they are used in landscape design, and tree planting and care.

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course


Author: Kevin Zraly
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402767678
Category: Cooking
Page: 338
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Looks at how and where wine is made and how this affects its quality and pricing, including information on how the professionals taste and rate wine and a country-by-country tour of the latest vintages.

The Wine Bible


Author: Karen MacNeil
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761187154
Category: Cooking
Page: 1008
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Announcing the completely revised and updated edition of The Wine Bible, the perennial bestselling wine book praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “A guide that has all the answers” (Bobby Flay), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A magnificent masterpiece of wine writing” (Kevin Zraly). Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos (all new for this edition), maps, labels, and recommended bottles. Karen MacNeil’s information comes directly through primary research; for this second edition she has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited dozens of wine regions around the world. New to the book are wines of China, Japan, Mexico, and Slovenia. And through it all the reader becomes ever more informed—and, because of the author’s unique voice, always entertained: “In great years Pétrus is ravishing, elegant, and rich—Ingrid Bergman in red satin.” Or, describing a Riesling: “A laser beam. A sheet of ice. A great crackling bolt of lightning.”