As the author learns about wine, so do we in this book full of candour and wit and fine writing. What makes one wine better than another?' and other fundamental questions, whether human or cultural, technical or historical, are addressed in a wide-ranging and autobiographical book based on the author's enormous experience of the pleasures of wine. Tasting, keeping, savouring, cellaring, choosing, understanding, comparing, buying - the world of wine filtered through the vast knowledge of one of the greatest writers and practitioners, renowned throughout the world.
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Finally in paperback, here is the classic tome on wine by world-renowned wine expert and connoisseur Hugh Johnson. When it was first published nearly twenty years ago, Wine was universally acclaimed as a suburb guide to the appreciation and understanding of wine. Today it is still firmly established as the classic in its field. Hugh Johnson traces the entire process of wine-making from grape to table, discussing soil, vintages, shipping, bottling and the selling-the fascinating and essential background knowledge that enables every wine lover to make the most of what he is buying, storing and drinking. The author also takes an entertaining look at the history and lore of wine-making - How did Dom Perignon discover the secret of making champagne? What role do American vines play in the history of French wine? With sixteen pages of vivid, full-color photographs illustrating the story of wine, up-to-the-minute vintage charts, and Hugh Johnson's clear, enthusiastic style, Wine remains unchallenged as the finest contemporary essay on the subject.About the Author:
Hugh Johnson has been tasting, buying, promoting and writing about wine for over forty years. He has been, amongst many other appointments, secretary of Wine & Food and editor of the Wine and Food society, Wine Correspondent of the Sunday Times, Wine Editor of Gourmet, a director of Chateau Latour and Wine Consultant to British Airways. He has been President of the Sunday Times Wine Club since 1973, the Circle of Wine Writers since 1997 and the Hon President of the International Wine and Food Society since 2002. He has been honoured by the Academy du Vin de Bordeaux, the German Gastronomic Academy and by a doctorate from Essex University. His many practical books on wine from Mitchell Beazley have been bestsellers all over the world. His STORY OF WINE won every major wine book award in Britain and the USA.
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