Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine, Book 2014

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Octopus, Sep 2, 2013 - Cooking - 336 pages
3 Reviews

"Space for only one wine book in your life? This is it" - Howard G Goldberg The New York Times

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2014 is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine - in shops, restaurants, or on the internet. Now in its 37th 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.

Contents Include:

Vintage Report

Grape Varieties

Wine & Food


Châteaux of Bordeaux




Spain & Portugal

Port, Sherry & Madeira



England & Wales

Central & Southeast Europe

Hungary, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia &

Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro,

Czech Republic & Slovak Republic, Romania, Malta


Eastern Mediterranean & North Africa

Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, North Africa

Asia & Old Russian Empire

United States


The Pacific Northwest

Northeast, Southeast & Central

The Southwest



South America

Chile, Argentina, Other South American Wines


New Zealand

South Africa

Burgundy and other Pinot Noirs

And More!

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A must every year!

User Review  - HertsLady - Tesco

I have been buying Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book every year for my husband since 1992 for Christmas. It's his wine bible and he looks forward to it every year. Easy to follow and honest no nonsense reference guide. Read full review

My fourth purchase

User Review  - payne23 -

I love this book. I have purchased this four different times in the past, sometimes for me, sometimes as gifts. This is a simple to understand way to help choose wine. If you tend to store wine for ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Hugh Johnson is the world's pre-eminent writer on wine. First published in 1977, his PocketWine Book sells hundreds of thousands of copies a year. His winning formula of insight, critical appraisal of the world of wine, plus valuable vintage news and wine recommendations has been often-imitated but never bettered. With the publication of his first book, Wine, Johnson established himself at the age of twenty-seven as the most refreshing and authoritative voice on the subject. During the past four decades he has written books that have become landmarks on the subject, including his classic The World Atlas of Wine, co-authored with Jancis Robinson, his Wine Companion, first published in 2003, and The Story of Wine. In his spare time he writes about gardening from his home in Essex.

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