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Hugh Johnson's the Story of Wine

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Title: The Story Of Wine
Author: Johnson, Hugh
Publisher: Octopus Pub Group
Publication Date: 2004/10/15
Number of Pages: 256
Binding Type: HARDCOVER
Library of Congress: oc2007106544
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published July 28th 2006 by MITCH (first published 1989)
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Mar 26, 2016 Jonathan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Charming, breezy, and, like the proverbial iceberg, resting on an even more substantial bed of knowledge and experience. Not encyclopedic, but rich nonetheless.
Donna Gough
Sep 21, 2014 Donna Gough rated it it was amazing
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Great book. Loved the television series that went with it (available only on DVD at the moment, I believe).
Dec 31, 2008 Marty rated it really liked it
Wow, Mr. Johnson and his spider-like eyebrows have produced another pillar of wine literature. If you've seen his BBC series on the history of wine, this book repeats some content, but elaborates on more. Each chapter has a chronological and geographical theme, masterfully researched and almost humorously written. A must-have for any serious wine lover, drinker, or professional.
Alice Verberne
Jan 17, 2011 Alice Verberne rated it really liked it
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Hugh Johnson is the expert on wine. Another of those amazing people who has published a major work while so very young. This book is a lovely coffee-table book but it would be a pity to not actually read it. I highly recommend it for those who love history and wine.
Jul 28, 2010 Elfdart rated it it was amazing
a comprehensive guide to the history of wine. grape wine that is, they don’t go much into sake or wines made from other products, though some are mentioned. it goes through many countries and time periods and was overall very readable for a history text.
Aug 06, 2007 Brad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hugh Johnson's other books on wine are reliable and informative, serving as references, etc. This one is a great read as well.
Serge Pierro
Jul 23, 2012 Serge Pierro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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An excellent overview on the history of wine. Well written and deeply researched.
Great fun. Short topic. Comprehensive, but without being scholarly.
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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 an ...more
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