Book reviews 2015 – encyclopedias and pocket guides


This is the first in a series of reviews of books about wine published in 2015. This year Tam has volunteered to tell us what she, as an avid reader about wine, thinks of them. Her reviews will continue this week and next. For links to reviews of all 20 books, see this guide.

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2016 
The world's bestselling wine guide 
Hugh Johnson, edited by Margaret Rand 
Octopus Books 
£11.99, $16.99 

I hardly need to introduce or summarise this little icon that has been advising wine lovers since 1977. The book is almost as old...