An indispensable tool of the wine enthusiast, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine 1999 is thoroughly revised to provide the most up-to-date information. This 22d edition of the world's bestselling wine book gives expert help in choosing a wine for every occasion and every budget.
With current information on more than 6,000 wines, growers, and regions worldwide, the Pocket Encyclopedia is packed with advice to assist your selection of wine, whether in stores or restaurants, for cellaring, or for special events. Extensive coverage -- from reemerging Eastern European regions to the newest additions in the United States -- will introduce even the experienced oenophile to little-known finds, while detailed entries clarify information for the novice.
Johnson names the top-valued wines from every country and highlights those to drink in 1999, with predictions for wines to watch for in the future. Also included are regional maps, label guides, and vintage charts, along with fascinating entries on the history, production, and appreciation of wine. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine 1999 is the peerless standard of wine guides, a crucial addition to the library of every wine lover, enthusiast, and connoisseur.