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Producer : Academie du Vin Library
Region : England (UK)
HUGH JOHNSON has led the literature of wine in many new directions over a 60-year career. His classic The Story of Wine is his most enthralling and enduring work, winner of every wine award in the UK and USA. It tells with wit, scholarship and humour how wine became the global phenomenon it is today, varying from mass-produced plonk to rare bottles fetching many thousands. It ranges from Noah to Napa, Pompeii to Prohibition to Pomerol, gripping, anecdotal, personal, controversial and fun. This new edition includes Hugh’s view on the changes wine has seen in the past 30 years.
In his Foreword, the celebrated historian Andrew Roberts writes: ‘The genius of The Story of Wine derives from the fact that it is emphatically not a dry-as-dust academic history – there are dozens of those – but an adventure story, full of mysteries, art and culture.’
" Who better to supply us with our first comprehensive historical survey than the wine writer with the magic pen, Hugh Johnson? "- Jancis Robinson MW
240 x 170mm, 496pp
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The Académie du Vin Library was founded by Steven Spurrier and was dedicated to publishing the finest wine writing of the past, the present and the future. The story behind the name came from Steven’s days in Paris in the 1970s, when he began running wine appreciation courses for his English-speaking friends. These books are the best way increase your enjoyment of wine, without needing to get a degree to become a sommelier. From autobiographies to regional profiles to in-depth features on some of the most important estates in the world of wine, this collection contains must-have literature for the wine enthusiast.
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