Stocking stuffer: Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2012
Got a little space left in that stocking you want to stuff? How about the 2012 edition of "Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book"? The British wine writer’s little book has staying power: this is the 35th edition, if you can believe it. A compact handy reference, it covers wines region by region, including sections on the usual suspects, but also Portugal, Slovenia/Croatia, Romania, Greece, Hungary, Israel, North Africa and Lebanon. He’s even got one page listing 17 producers from England and Wales.
The entire world of wine at your fingertips.
“Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2012” (Mitchell Beazley, London), 320 pp, $14.99.
-- S. Irene Virbila
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