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Hugh Johnson on Wine and The World Atlas of Wine 7th Edition 2 Books Bundle Collection with Gift Journal

by Hugh Johnson Publisher: Book
£29.79
SKU VRT-6231 ISBN 9789123565351

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Hugh Johnson on Wine and The World Atlas of Wine 7th Edition 2 Books Bundle Collection with Gift Journal - Good Bits from 55 Years of Scribbling. Description:- Hugh Johnson on Wine: Good Bits from 55 Years of Scribbling One of the world's great authorities on wine, Hugh Johnson has been writing on the subject (among others) for almost six decades. This selection chronicles his personal take on developments that have revolutionised the industry for half a century and more.Johnson's prose describes as no one else can the endlessly fascinating characters and landscapes of the wine world. He tells of setting sail with sybarites and braving the perfect storm, he debates at length the Pleasure Principle, lip-smacks through decadent dinners, teaches and learns in Tokyo and files breathless dispatches from Beijing. He bids a poignant farewell to the loveliest vintages, decries peremptory judgement and urges the Slow Food philosophy; falls in love (again), this time with Tokaji, tells warm winter tales through a vintage port and sets out a summer picnic at the source of the Seine - all the while dryly annotating the scribbles of his younger self with contemporary marginal hindsights. The World Atlas of Wine, 7th Edition :- Few wine books can be called classic but the first edition of The World Atlas of Wine made publishing history when it appeared in 1971. It is recognized by critics as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work available. This seventh edition will bring readers, both old and new, bang up to date with the world of wine.Much has changed since the last edition of the Atlas in 2007. Changes in climate, in winemaking technique, in fashion, and in where wine is grown over the past years are all reflected in this new edition. The move away from more predictable international grapes and towards less familiar, local varieties is a noticeable trend.

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