Hugh Johnson is the world's pre-eminent writer on wine. First published in 1977, hisPocket Wine Booksells hundreds of thousands of copies a year. His winning formula of insight, critical appraisal of the world of wine, plus valuable vintage news and wine recommendations has been often-imitated but never bettered.
With the publication of his first book,Wine, Johnson established himself at the age of twenty-seven as the most refreshing and authoritative voice on the subject. During the past four decades he has written books that have become landmarks on the subject, including his classicThe World Atlas of Wine, co-authored with Jancis Robinson, hisWine Companion, first published in 2003, andThe Story of Wine. In his spare time he writes about gardening from his home in London.