This fully illustrated volume traces the origins of wine-making from ancient Greece and Rome to the present day. The author explains how great wines have their roots in the customs, traditions and history of their individual countries.
The winner of every wine book award in Britain and the U.S..In tiffs fascinating book, Hugh Johnson, the world's best-selling wine author. traces the story of wine from the dawn of civilization through the bacchanalian splendor of the ancient world to the present day.In his incomparable style that combines wit, insight and anecdote, Hugh Johnson tells us about classical drinking paries and Islamic Prohibition, the voyages of 14th century wine ships and the invention of the wine bottle, and how Champagne survived the bombardments of World War 1.Critically acclaimed, exquisitely written, The Story of Wine is a necessary addition to the library of any afficianado.
Hugh Johnson is the world's pre-eminent writer on wine. First published in 1977, his Pocket Wine Book sells hundreds of thousands of copies a year. His winning formula of insight, critical appraisal of the world of wine, plus valuable vintage news and wine recommendations has been often-imitated but never bettered. With the publication of his first book, Wine, Johnson established himself at the age of twenty-seven as the most refreshing and authoritative voice on the subject. During the past four decades he has written books that have become landmarks on the subject, including his classic The World Atlas of Wine, co-authored with Jancis Robinson, his Wine Companion, first published in 2003, and The Story of Wine. In his spare time he writes about gardening from his home in Essex.
Story of Wine by Hugh Johnson
Used - Very Good
Octopus Publishing Group
Winner of Glenfiddich Awards: Drink Book of the Year 1990
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