The brand new edition of the unrivalled and bestselling annual, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book.
The world's best-selling annual wine guide.
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 46th year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide.
This latest edition of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book includes a color supplement: How Wine Ages (And Why), which covers questions such as whether aged wine is necessarily better wine and how to store wine to ensure it ages well.
It provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. It 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.
Hugh Johnson has been tasting, buying, promoting and writing about wine for over 40 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, Wine Consultant to British Airways. He has been President of the Sunday Times Wine Club since 1973 and 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.