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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2011


by Hugh Johnson

An Encyclopedia of Wine distilled into one portable and practical gem.
Wine lovers everywhere-novices and experts alike-rely upon it. Newsweek magazine calls it "perhaps the only guide to wine that anyone really needs." The San FranciscoChronicle declared it "truly charming." Now in its 34th year of publication, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book remains the singularly essential reference for anyone exploring the ever-wider world of wine.
     This newest edition covers a staggering 6,000-plus wines from more than 50 countries. Its user-friendly format enables you to immediately identify and evaluate any wine you're considering buying. As always, the Pocket Wine Book is packed with invaluable features: up-to-date reports on recent vintages and newly available brands, countless wine recommendations, and tips on pairing foods with the right wines.
     Whether you're purchasing a bottle at a shop, ordering wine in a restaurant, stocking a cellar, or investing in a vintage, the Pocket Wine Book is the one resource you cannot do without.

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 with Janis Robinson published in its sixth edition in 2007, his Wine Companion, published in 2003 and now in its sixth edition, and The Story of Wine. In his spare time he writes about gardening from his home in Essex.

An essential portable cache of global wine information. Short of using your lap-top wine review program or smartphone "app", this densely-packed book is the item to carry at the wine store. 
Stephen Baig (

A very useful gem to have around. Makes an excellent gift at Christmas ... to those who love & want to understand the current wine world.


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