144 pages, 9.5 × 8.75 × 0.73 in
October 7, 2000
New York Review Of Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1551923076
ISBN - 13: 9781551923079
From the Publisher
Among wine connoisseurs, Hugh Johnson is renowned as a writer of eloquent prose and a wine lover of erudition, discernment, and taste. Here he teams up with landscape and travel photographer Andy Katz, creating a glorious portrait of Tuscany: its history, culture, landscapes, towns, villages, people, and cuisine--and above all, its wines, vineyards, and winemakers.
Hugh Johnson’s treatment of this many-faceted subject is perfectly crafted. His dazzling description of the wines of Tuscany is perfectly attuned to the 110 sparkling images accompanying the text. The book casts new light on much-visited places such as San Gimignano and the vine-clad hills of the Chianti region and reveals the secrets of tucked-away corners. A 2,000-word reference section at the back of the book includes a glossary, a growers’ directory, and an A-Z overview of food specialties.
Tuscany and Its Wines is for everyone enthralled by the Tuscan marriage of light and landscape, wine and food, vines and olives, and beauty and history.
About the Author
Hugh Johnson is the world’s bestselling writer on wine. At the age of 27 he published his first book, Wine, and established himself as the most refreshing and authoritative voice on the subject. Wine is still a standard work in several languages and Johnson’s reputation as the pre-eminent wine writer in the world remains unchallenged. He is the author of the World Atlas of Wine, now in its fourth edition, the Wine Companion, the Pocket Wine Book, and The Story of Wine. Hugh and his family live in a 16th-century house in the Essex countryside.
From Our Editors
Acclaimed wine connoisseur Hugh Johnson teams up with gifted landscape and travel photographer
Andy Katz in this spectacular tour
of Tuscany and its wines. Discover the glorious Tuscan landscapes, rich
history, culture, people and cuisine, especially its wines, vineyards and
winemakers. Tuscany and Its Wines features more than 100 glorious colour
images and captivating text on this beautiful Italian region. Explore San
Gimignano and the Chianti region’s vineyard hills. The 2000-word reference
section at the back of the book includes a glossary, grower’s directory and A-Z
overview of food specialties.