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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2013 [Kindle Edition]

Hugh Johnson
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Book Description

The original and best, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book is the ultimate compact guide. Now in its 36th edition, it is the UK's number one wine book for wine-lovers and professionals. It is the key reference for enthusiasts, investors and collectors and this year's edition boasts up-to-date news on more than 6,000 wines, growers, and regions, plus invaluable vintage information from experts around the world.A new colour supplement focuses on champagne and sparkling wines, while the 'If you like this, try this' section offers the reader alternative wines to try based on those they already drink. More than 200 of Johnson's favourites for 2013 are also included. A complementary app is also available from the Apple App Store.

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About the Author

Hugh Johnson is the world's pre-eminent writer on wine. First published in 1977, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book sells hundreds of thousands of copies a year. During the past four decades he has written books that have become landmarks on the subject, including his classic The World Atlas of Wine, published in its sixth edition with Janis Robinson in 2007, his Wine Companion, published in 2009 and now in its sixth edition, and The Story of Wine.

Product Details

  • File Size: 6341 KB
  • Print Length: 335 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00CF74W3C
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (September 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008B8L980
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #621,070 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars I buy these every other year! December 20, 2012
By Ilana
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This is a great buy for any wine lover. If you care about your wine, if you are curious to try something new, and you would like to know what vintages are known to have yielded great harvest, this is the guide for you. I use this book to check out everything beginning with terminology and different wine varietals and ending with a tiny section on what type of wine one can experiment with if he or she likes a certain type of wine. "If you like a Chablis....try...." A curious mind will love that section! It is easy to use guide and it encompasses maps as well, which are extremely useful. Also, even a less known producer is likely to be mentioned in this book/guide, so if you bought a bottle of a garage like Bordeaux, you are likely to have a few words about the producer and its wine quality. Truly great.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Resource bar none! February 14, 2013
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Simply the only reference you need to find good bad & ugly wines...if you want to learn about how the wines are made and where they come from Hugh does it better than any
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pocket Wine Guide February 13, 2013
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Very handy wine guide. Shipped on time and quality product - covers all the major wine regions and lots of wines by year. Tells you which ones to drink early, and which ones will be better to save so they'll be even better aged. Plus it gives you a reason to try a few new wines...
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5.0 out of 5 stars EXTENSIV E February 1, 2013
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Used this for 20 + years. More extensive and reliable than Parker, will save your palate and pocketbook George Linton
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4.0 out of 5 stars Handy but format needs improvement October 29, 2012
It's most handy to have this pocket reference available in your pocket at all times. My only complaint is that the eBook format doesn't really work well for reference materials. In a novel you typically read from beginning to end. You might set a few bookmarks and sometimes bounce back to a previous chapter. In a reference book you spend most of your time bouncing around looking for things - Go to the vintage chart for Bordeaux, find the list of the best Brunello producers, find the review of Chateau de Something. With searches only done with keywords and with the arrangement of the book set up for printed material, I found that searches would return too many keyword hits that required too many tries to find what I was searching for. That said, while traveling, it was better to have it available than not to have it at all.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For your glove box February 20, 2013
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This and Oz Clarke's similar guide offers considerable help for wine buying forays. I've found many bargains with help from this book and Johnson is many times more comprehensible than any ap can provide. So go ahead and be a person who carrys an actual book and know something about your soon to be purchased wine. It can stop you from making dreadful, expensive mistakes or missing bargains. It's all in the simply outlined detail; like year, area grown, the grower/vintner, notes on the wines....and pretty fast to index too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommended each year April 3, 2014
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I buy this book each year for the recommendations by Hugh Johnson. It always list the information needed for any wine collector and enthusiast.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable. December 27, 2013
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I have been using Johnson's Pocket Wine Book for years; I never fail to learn something useful about a wine, no matter how obscure. And it stays useful for several years after publication.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great as expected
Published 2 months ago by janette davos
1.0 out of 5 stars No longer current.
No longer current . . . please note 2013
Published 6 months ago by Ellis Carter
4.0 out of 5 stars Also it is not very comfortable to search in Kindle edition
The only issue I have with this book is that it always put me into a mood for glass of wine. Also it is not very comfortable to search in Kindle edition. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Libor Danek
5.0 out of 5 stars good as ever
Reliable as always, I dont have not much else to say except I liked the Burgundy/Pinot section at the end.
Published 17 months ago by Marc K
5.0 out of 5 stars standard pocket guide book for wines and vintages.
This book gives useful descriptions of wines and vintages from all over the world.
While one should develop their own taste from experience, this book is a useful
guide... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mike Vaughn
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful
It is a very useful and complete book. As wine lover I am, I see it an essential tool, especially when I go to foreign wines.
Published 21 months ago by Javi
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for the book!
A wonderful book! There's a lot of necessary and useful information. I am happy with this purchase. Thanks for the book!
Published 22 months ago by EvgeniyChe
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Wine
I have been using HJ's wine pocket guide for years and very rarely have been steered wrong. It really helps with the massive variety of wines we are confronted with today a... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Rod Barker
3.0 out of 5 stars What happened to the red stars
I have been purchasing Hugh Johnson's Wine Pocket Guide for years. The 2013 removed the red print and stars. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Macthescot
5.0 out of 5 stars Very usefull litle book
This is an object very usefull for those like me who appreciate wines, good ones, independent of their origin, brand or grape.
Published 23 months ago by Luiz R. S. Candiota
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More About the Author

Hugh Johnson is acclaimed as the world's favorite wine writer. Since his first book, Wine, appeared in 1966, he has been making the subject of wine approachable to all with his witty and humorous style. His other books include the bestseller "Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book." He is also President of The Sunday Times Wine Club. Jancis Robinson is internationally renowned for her witty, authoritative wine writing and her books Vines, Grapes and Wines, and Oxford Companion to Wine are among the most important in wine literature.

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