Hugh Johnson is the world’s pre-eminent writer on wine; he’s won legions of fans with his keen ability to make this sometimes complex topic wonderfully lucid. Every year his popular pocket guide is a global bestseller, reaching number one in the market. For 2009, this classic gets a complete revision. Maintaining the same authoritative tone and clarity of presentation that have always characterized his work, Johnson now includes a special 16-page, full-color article on food and wine as well as new introductions and feature boxes for every country. In addition, the guide boasts up-to-date news on more than 6,000 wines, growers, and regions from world experts, with invaluable vintage information, and special indications of which wines Johnson has especially enjoyed over the past 12 months. Plus, this is a great key reference for wine-investors and collectors, with four levels of vintage information detailing which wines to drink now and which to cellar. It’s the perfect companion and format for the travelling wine enthusiast. Hugh Johnson and his galaxy of expert contributors have refreshed the text more than ever to ensure that this book remains the definitive annual guide to wine.