Systematically covers all vineyard practices, is well and pertinently illustrated, and not the least bit stuffy or pretentious. A very useful book. (The Guardian) Good wine is a complex blend of nature, art and science. In this fully revised edition of 'The Art & Science of Wine', the world's favourite wine writer, Hugh Johnson, joins forces with Australia's leading wine authority, James Halliday, to unravel the magic and the mystery behind every great glass of wine. From cool climate viticulture to the great cork debate, this unique book is both topical and comprehensive. As you follow the choices winemakers make in their quest for perfection, from young vine to bottled wine, you will find out how wine is made and appreciate the factors that play a key role in why different wines taste the way they do.