Q&A WITH HUGH JOHNSON
Saturday September 10, 2022 at 11 AM Pacific
Hosted by Catherine Bugue
Not many authors can claim a best-selling book every year since 1977, but that’s precisely what octogenarian Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book has accomplished. Before that, he penned The World Atlas of Wine in 1971, which has been hailed as “a major event in wine literature” as the first serious attempt to map the world’s wine regions.
Kicking off his wine writing career in 1960, Johnson started at prestigious publications such as Condé Nast, Vogue, House & Garden, and The Sunday Times. He published his first book, Wine, in 1966 and the rest, as they say, is history.
In addition to writing, Johnson has served as President of the Sunday Times Wine Club since its founding in 1973, and as Director of the Bordeaux First Growth Chateau Latour for more than 20 years. In 1990, he helped co-found the Royal Tokaji Wine Company in an attempt to rebuild the floundering Tokaji industry after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
Johnson was named Decanter’s Man of the Year in 1995, Officer in the French Order Nationale du Mérite in 2004 and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2007. And there are no signs of him slowing down.
He is still a regular contributor to Decanter Magazine, and recently released a new edition of his 2005 book, Wine, A Life Uncorked. Titled The Life and Wines of Hugh Johnson, it has been updated by Johnson to take in two decades of change in the wine world. Copies are available for sale here. Order before September 12th and receive a signed book plate!
Join us Saturday, September 10 at 11 a.m. Pacific as we have a rare opportunity to engage with a true wine legend.
Q&A WITH HUGH JOHNSON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10 @ 11AM PST