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Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine 2001

An indispensable tool of the wine enthusiast, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclo- pedia of Wine 2001 is thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date information. This 24th 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 re-emerging 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 2001, 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 2001 is the peerless standard of wine guides, a crucial addition to the library of every wine lover, enthusiast, and connoisseur.

Hugh Johnson is regarded as the world's favorite wine writer thanks to his rare talent for bringing such a complicated subject to life. His prodigious career began at Cambridge, where he was a member of the Wine and Food Society. He succeeded André Simon as editor of Wine & Food magazine. Johnson has established himself as the preeminent authority on wine with such books as The World Atlas of Wine, Vintage: The Story of Wine, and How to Enjoy Wine.

Dan Berger Los Angeles Times Still the benchmark guide...offering sage advice for wine-lovers.

The Wine Spectator An indispensable guide that distills a library of useful and amazingly up-to-date information into its pages.

Newsweek Perhaps the only guide to wine that anyone really needs.

The Sunday Times (London) A slim, data-packed little weapon...all the names are in there from Apremont to Warre -- what they are, what to do with them, best vintages -- all at your fingertips when you really need them.

The Boston Globe The classic work in the quick-reference field...the prototype for all others.

San Francisco Chronicle Crammed with up-to-date information and written tersely, but with Hugh's usual style and charm.

Chicago Tribune A handy little book filled with easy-to-understand definitions of just about every term you will encounter on a wine list.