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Hugh Johnson

Full Name: Hugh Johnson
Hometown: London
Born: 1939-01-01
Number of Works: 159
Hugh Johnson, younger son of a London lawyer, began his life-long passion for wine in all its variety as a member of the Wine & Food Society at Cambridge University, where he gained an Honours Degree in English literature. When he left King's College in 1961 he became a feature writer for Vogue and House & Garden, writing, among other articles, travel and wine columns for both magazines and their sister-papers in New York.

In 1963, as a result of his close friendship with the octogenarian André Simon, the founder of The International Wine & Food Society, he became General Secretary of the Society and succeeded the legendary gastronome as editor of its magazine Wine & Food. At the same time he became wine correspondent of The Sunday Times and started work on his first book, Wine, whose publication in 1966 established him as one of the foremost English gastronomic writers. There are now over 800,000 copies in print in seven languages and the book is still regularly reprinted. After a year as Travel Editor of The Sunday Times he became editor of Queen Magazine, in two years doubling the circulation of the fashionable glossy. It was 1969 when James Mitchell of the newly-founded publishing house Mitchell Beazley invited him to write The World Atlas of Wine. The research involved took Hugh Johnson all over the world; the result was a best-seller that might justly claim to have put wine on the map. Its publication was described by the Director of the Institut National des Appellations d'Origine in his Foreword as "un événement majeur de la littérature vinicole".

ISBN: 1840003324, 9781840003321
Keywords: wine, atlas, world
Pages: 352
Published: 1971
  • Rating: 80%

Hailed by IDecanter/I as the "Wine Book of the Millennium," and described by critics worldwide as "extraordinary" and "irreplaceable," there are few volumes that have had as monumental impact in their field as Hugh Johnson's IThe World Atlas of Wine:/I sales have exceeded four million copies, and it is now published in thirteen languages.pFor this fifth edition, world-renowned authors Johnson and Jancis Robinson have combined their unrivalled talents. Together, they gave this masterpiece its most thorough and expansive revision ever, gathering the best maps and pr
ISBN: 1845333012, 9781845333010
Keywords: updated, sixth, revised, completely, atlas, wine, world
Pages: 400
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%

<DIV>Hailed by critics worldwide as “extraordinary” and “irreplaceable,” there are few volumes that have had as monumental an impact in their field as Hugh Johnson’s The World Atlas of Wine: sales have exceeded four million copies, and it is now published in thirteen languages.World-renowned authors Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson once again combine their unrivalled talents to enhance this masterpiece of wine knowledge. There are now 48 extra pages, including 17 new color illustrations, 20 new maps, and—for the first time ever—double page spreads and full-page photos in th
ISBN: 1840009721, 9781840009729
Keywords: wine, story, johnson, hugh
Pages: 256
Published: 1989
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 0520248503, 9780520248502
Keywords: uncorked, life
Pages: 384
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 60%
ISBN: 068484589X, 9780684845890
Keywords: wine, encyclopedia, modern, johnsons, hugh
Pages: 592
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 60%

Hugh Johnson's Modern Encyclopedia of Wine is an indispensable reference book for all wine lovers. Johnson's strength is taking the incredibly complex subject of wine and making it accessible to any reader, from the occasional wine drinker to the serious connoisseur. The heart of the book, though, is the large middle section, "Wines, Vineyards, and Winemakers of the World." Organized by region, all of the major winemaking countries are included, as well as a host of emerging ones. With 7,000 entries, the book is one of the most comprehensive guides available, and unlike comparable vo
ISBN: 0520247566, 9780520247567
Keywords: trees, world
Pages: 400
Published: 2010
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1840008954, 9781840008951
Keywords: book, wine, pocket, johnson, hugh
Pages: 288
Published: 2004
  • Rating: 80%