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This review is from: Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2008: 31st Edition (Hardcover)
This is the first time I've bought the annual Hugh Johnson guide and it's a gem: clear, sensible, and down to earth. The genuine pocket size meant I was able to carry it round France for on-the-spot tips.
I do have a gripe and that is with the editing/proof reading. The typos are frequent and irritating. E.g., wines that are "recommended as first choice for drinking in 2005", the 0-20 rating system that goes up to 21.5, and cross-references to other page numbers that are often incorrect. The typos make the book look like a rushed patch-up of previous years.
HOWEVER, that's not Hugh Johnson's fault and there is a career-full of knowledge and good advice here so if you want a decent wine guide, buy it.
(P.S. It's worth stating that this is primarily a guide for buying wine, especially upper-end wine, rather than a book about wine as such).