HUGH JOHNSON WINE - A life uncorked
What makes one wine better than another?.... and other fundamental questions.
Hugh Johnson, internationally famous as a wine writer and film-maker, has written his first major new book for a decade. It is, simply, a new way to learn about wine. A stylish and opinionated autobiographical tour, the book is based on the author?s enormous experience of the pleasures of wine: tasting, savouring, cellaring, choosing, understanding, comparing, buying ? the world of wine filtered through the vast knowledge of one of the greatest writers and practitioners. Hugh Johnson gives us his personal view, of where, why and how great wines are made, who inspired whom around the world of wine, and how good the results are. No one writes so infectiously on every aspect of the subject, whether human or cultural, technical or historical. His book is peppered with personal anecdotes and infused with his sheer delight in his subject. Through his experiences he imparts knowledge, and without realising it, the reader becomes drawn into an arcane and fascinating world.
'Never has understanding of a complex and daunting subject been so delightfully conveyed.',
Hugh Johnson has been tasting, buying and writing about wine for over 40 years. He was the first Wine Editor of Vogue, Editor of Wine & Food and general Secretary of the Wine and Food Society, Wine Correspondent and Travel Editor of the Sunday Times, Wine Editor of Gourmet, Editor of the wildly fashionable magazine Queen, Editorial Director of The Garden, founder of The Plantsman, a Director of Chateau Latour, and a Wine Consultant to British Airways. He has been president of the Sunday Times Wine Club since 1973, of the Circle of Wine Writers since 1977 and the Honorary President of the International Wine & Food Society since 2002. He has been honoured by the Academy du Vin de Bordeaux; the German Gastronomic Academy; by a doctorate from Essex University and the award of the Ordre National du Merite by the French government. His many practical books on wine from Mitchell Beazley have been bestsellers all over the world, some for over 30 years.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
The Orion Publishing Group
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