Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine: 1999 Edition

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Simon & Schuster, Nov 1, 1998 - Cooking - 280 pages
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An indispensable tool of the wine enthusiast, "Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine 1999" is thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date information. This 22d edition of the world's bestselling wine book gives expert help in choosing a wine for every occasion and every budget.

With current information on more than 6,000 wines, growers, and regions worldwide, the "Pocket Encyclopedia" is packed with advice to assist your selection of wine, whether in stores or restaurants, for cellaring, or for special events. Extensive coverage -- from reemerging Eastern European regions to the newest additions in the United States -- will introduce even the experienced oenophile to little-known finds, while detailed entries clarify information for the novice.

Johnson names the top-valued wines from every country and highlights those to drink in 1999, with predictions for wines to watch for in the future. Also included are regional maps, label guides, and vintage charts, along with fascinating entries on the history, production, and appreciation of wine. "Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine 1999" is the peerless standard of wine guides, a crucial addition to the library of every wine lover, enthusiast, and connoisseur.

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Contents

Foreword
4
Wine Food
14
Wine Cheese
28
Châteaux of Bordeaux
78
ltaly
104
Germany
132
Spain
154
Portugal
166
Central Southeast Europe 190205
190
Asia North Afrlca
206
North Amenca 212240
212
South Amenca
241
New Zealand
259
South Afrlca
265
A little learning 272280
272
The rlght temperature
279

Sherry Port Madeira
172
Switzerland
180
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About the author (1998)

Hugh Johnson, widely regarded as the world's foremost wine writer, is known to millions through his internationally best-selling wine books, including his annual "Pocket Wine Book, The World Atlas of Wine, Wine, The Story of Wine, " and "How to Enjoy Your Wine." A highly respected editor and broadcaster, Johnson has been president of the "Sunday Times" Wine Club since 1973 and of the Circle of Wine Writers since 1997. He has appeared in several television series. Johnson was the first wine editor of "Vogue "and is an editorial advisor to "The World of Fine Wine." Johnson, who is also passionate about gardening and trees, is author of "The International Book of Trees "and "Principles of Gardening: The Practice of the Gardener s Art." For thirty years, he has written the monthly Tradescant s Diary column for "The Garden "magazine.

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