Ep. 1253 Hugh Johnson | Wine, Food & Travel With Marc Millon

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Ep. 1253 Hugh Johnson | Wine, Food & Travel With Marc Millon
Welcome to Episode 1253 in which Marc Millon interviews Hugh Johnson award winning wine and travel writer in this installment of Wine, Food & Travel with Marc Millon on the Italian Wine Podcast.

Today’s interview is part of a special sub-series dedicated to some of the most influential wine personalities in the business. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of Hugh Johnson’s latest book, please visit: https://academieduvinlibrary.com/ and use code ITALIANWINE in the coupon option at the checkout to receive £5 off your purchase!

More about today’s guest:
Hugh Eric Allan Johnson is an English journalist, author, editor, and expert on wine. He is considered the world’s best-selling wine writer. A wine he tasted in 1964, a 1540 Steinwein from the German vineyard Würzburger Stein, is considered one of the oldest to have ever been tasted.

Hugh was born the son of Guy F. Johnson CBE and Grace Kittel, and educated at Rugby School and read English at King’s College, Cambridge. Later on he became a member of the Cambridge University Wine and Food Society while an undergraduate in the 1950s. On describing his introduction to wine-tasting he recalled:

“…my room-mate Adrian Cowell, committee member of the University Wine & Food Society came in after dinner with two glasses and said, “Come on, Hugh, are they the same? Or different?” Both were, I am sure, red Burgundy, but one was magic and one was ordinary. This caught my imagination. It was my Damascene moment.”

Johnson has been writing about wine since 1960, was taken on as a feature writer for Condé Nast Publications upon graduation, and started work on Vogue and House & Garden, becoming in 1962 editor of Wine & Food and in the same year wine correspondent of The Sunday Times, of which in 1967 he became Travel Editor. From 1968 to 1970 he edited Queen magazine in succession to Jocelyn Stevens.

He has published a wide array of books, starting with the publication of Wine in 1966. The World Atlas of Wine (1971) was considered the first serious attempt to map the world’s wine regions, described by the director of the INAO as “a major event in wine literature”.

To learn more about Hugh Johnson visit:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Johnson_(wine_writer)
https://www.decanter.com/author/HughJohnson/

Hugh Johnson


https://www.circleofwinewriters.org/meet-the-member-hugh-johnson-obe/

More about the host Marc Millon:
Marc Millon, VIA Italian Wine Ambassador 2021, has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food and travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books including a pioneering series of illustrated wine-food-travel books: The Wine Roads of Europe, The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy (Premio Barbi Colombini), and The Wine Roads of Spain. Other titles include The Wine and Food of Europe, The Food Lovers’ Companion Italy, The Food Lovers’ Companion France, Wine, a global history. Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy and France with Martin Randall Travel, the UK’s leading cultural travel specialist. He is soon to begin a regular series on Italian Wine Podcast, ‘Wine, food and travel with Marc Millon’. When not on the road Marc lives on the River Exe in Devon, England

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