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 colour supplement exploring 40 fascinating stories from cities with great vineyards close by to 'new' grapes that have come on the scene.
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 Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 41st 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 colour supplement on Syrah and Garnacha grapes.
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 is unrivalled as the most comprehensive and up-to-date annual wine guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear, succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers, and wine regions of the world. He reveals which growers to look for and why, as well as which vintages to buy, which to drink, and which to cellar. With clear information on grape varieties, local specialities, and how to match food with wines, this detailed guide will prove invaluable. This year's special anniversary edition contains a color supplement exploring 40 fascinating stories-from cities with great vineyards close by, to "new" grapes that have come on the scene in recent years.
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.
Wine is now one of the most popular drinks in the world. Many wine drinkers wish they knew more about it without having to understand every detail or go on a wine course. In The 24-Hour Wine Expert, Jancis Robinson shares her expertise with authority, wit and approachability. From the difference between red and white, to the shape of bottles and their labels, descriptions of taste, colour and smell, to pairing wine with food and the price-quality correlation, Robinson helps us make the most of this mysteriously delicious drink.
The Encyclopedia of Wines, Vineyards and Winemakers
Author: Hugh Johnson,Stephen Brook
Publisher: Mitchell Beazley
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.
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!
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.
A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You Need to Know
Author: Jon Bonne
Category: Food and wine pairing
Acclaimed wine writer Jon Bonné explains everything you need to know about wine in simple, easy-to-digest tidbits. For example: A wine's price rarely reflects its quality. You can drink rosé any time of year. Don't save a great bottle for anything more than a rainy day. Enjoy! -- Adapted from back cover.
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.
The 29th edition of Australian Wine Vintages, or the 'Gold Book' as it is affectionately known, offers more than ever before to wine drinkers and collectors. This new edition has over 4000 wine reviews and focuses on the highest quality producers and wines which represent excellent value.
Britain's best-loved wine writer brings you more information, more recommendations, more facts, passion and opinion than any other comparable guide to wine. Organised in an easy-to-use A-Z format, the entries cover wines, producers, grapes, countries and wine regions from all over the world. For optimum browsing, the guide includes a handy country by country index as well as a full producer index to help you find over 4000 of the world’s top wine producers and their wines. Detailed vintage charts, with information on which of the world's top wines are ready for drinking now, can be found on the inside front and back covers.
The Champagne Guide tells you everything you need to know about how the exquisite French sparkling wine is grown and made, as well as information about what to buy, and how to store, serve and open it, all for less than the price of a bottle of Champagne! The 2016–2017 edition is fully updated, with all-new tasting notes and for the first time, a section on vintages has been included.
The Champagne Guide offers fully independent assessments, and frank commentary on the issues facing Champagne. The Champagne Hall of Honour ranks the best producers and the best cuvees at all price points. With extensive notes on each producer, information on cellar doors, family and producer histories and colour photography thoughout, this is the ultimate guide to bring this historic French region to your doorstep.
Tyson Stelzer is an award winning wine writer, television presenter and international speaker. He is the author of 15 wine books and a regular contributor to various wine magazines. Stelzer is the sparkling reviewer for the Halliday Wine Companion and has presented at wine conferences around the world. In 2015, he was the winner of the International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year.
An expert guide to wine from the publishers of Larousse Gastronomique. This completely new and updated edition offers wide-ranging coverage of the key wine-producing regions of the world, with particular reference to French vineyards. A short history and analysis of each region is followed by a survey of the types of wines produced, the specific properties that make the region unique, and the appellations of the area. New to this edition are more than 60 features on key wine producers around the world, affording a fascinating insight into what is involved in high-quality wine-making. Boxes and features throughout also cover a vast range of subjects such as how to read a wine label and whether to decant wine, through to organic wine-growing and bio-dynamics.
In the past 25 years, there has been a revolution in the legal profession. General Counsel and other inside lawyers have risen in quality, responsibility, power and status. Once second class citizens in corporations and the legal profession, they have become core members of top corporate management, equaling in importance the Chief Financial Officer and the finance function. Benjamin W. Heineman, Jr. has led that revolution in his nearly 20 years as the top lawyer at GE. In this analytic and prescriptive book, he describes the essence of that transformation and the modern role of inside counsel: the key functions, relationships, issues, problems and dilemmas, and argues for the role of inside counsel as lawyer-statesman, motivated not just by the desire for income but by broader values of integrity and corporate citizenship."
Over the course of its history the sneaker has undergone a complete transformation, taking it from functional sportswear to high fashion. The Design Museum's Alex Newson traces this evolution through the 50 most influential examples, from the classic Converse All Star up to the very latest blends of technological innovation and fashion-conscious style.
OZ CLARKE'S POCKET WINE BOOK has been completely revised and updated once again and this edition for 2001 features more than 1,600 main entries, including a new series of personal lists (such as Best Kept Secrets and Producers to Watch) and an expanded glossary of wine terms. There are in-depth wine profiles of classic wine and grape varieties, all the vintage information you need, recommended producers, clear symbols, helpful cross-referencing and extensive world-wide coverage. Information that is of interest to the expert is presented here in an alphabetical form accessible to the novice. All this in a handy pocket-sized volume means that wherever you are - restaurant, wine bar, club, wine merchant's or supermarket, at home or on holiday - you can have Oz Clarke's unrivalled expertise at your fingertips.
-The most authoritative annual guide to the very best Italian wines, including 20,000 wines from 2,400 producers The awards honor ecologically aware wine producers who are working with the environment, bestowing 'Green' awards on those who create sustainable yields Italian Wines is the English-language version of Gambero Rosso's Vini d'Italia, the world's best-selling guide to Italian wine, now in its 30th edition. It is the result of a year's work by over 60 tasters, coordinated by three curators. They travel around the whole of Italy to taste 45,000 wines, only half of which make it into the guide. About 2,400 producers are selected. Each entry brings together useful information about a winery, including a description of its most important labels and price levels in Italian wine shops. Each wine is evaluated according to the Gambero Rosso bicchieri rating, with Tre Bicchieri awarded to the top labels. This guide acts as an essential reference tool for both wine professionals and passionate amateurs around the globe: it provides the instruments for finding one's way in the complex panorama of Italy's wine world.