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Port and the Douro

Port and the Douro Author Richard Mayson
ISBN-10 9781910902318
Release 2016-08-22
Pages 320
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The completely updated third edition of Richard Mayson’s Port and the Douro offers unparalleled insight into the world of port and Douro wines. An entire chapter is dedicated to vintage port, covering harvests as recent as 2015 and providing information on vintages going back to 1844.


Sherry Author Julian Jeffs
ISBN-10 9781845336165
Release 2004-05-13
Pages 318
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The fifth edition of this bench-mark book recounts the turbulent history of the sherry region. It explains the various stages of sherry production and details the old family firms and new boutique bodegas.


Cognac Author Nicholas Faith
ISBN-10 9781910902349
Release 2016-08-22
Pages 224
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This fully revised third edition of Cognac: The story of the world’s greatest brandy provides an authoritative account of how the much-loved spirit is produced and matured, including a directory of cognac producers and their products that has been updated to include 2015 production.


Madeira Author Richard Mayson
ISBN-10 9781909652910
Release 2015-05-22
Pages 282
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Richard Mayson’s Madeira: The islands and their wines is a unique guide to a unique wine. It considers the physical character of the archipelago, the vineyards and the way in which the wines are made. A guide to the current producers follows along with a detailed appraisal of their wines. There is also a chapter for collectors of older wines.

The Wines and Vineyards of Portugal

The Wines and Vineyards of Portugal Author Richard Mayson
ISBN-10 0571204538
Release 2002-07
Pages 304
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Few countries can claim as many distinctive and diverse wines as Portugal - with two of the world's great fortified wines, Port and Madeira, the bold reds from the Douro, Dao, as well as Alentejo, and crisp crackling red and white Vinhos Verdes, Portugal embraces the entire spectrum.

The Wine and Food Lover s Guide to Portugal

The Wine and Food Lover s Guide to Portugal Author Charles Metcalfe
ISBN-10 0955706904
Release 2008-05
Pages 446
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This guide is for the independent traveller who loves good wine and food, but also wants to discover country - not just the beaches. The authors lead you around edible Lisbon and Porto, and the stunning countryside of undiscovered inland Portugal, keeping a special eye out everywhere for wine. Illustrated throughout with maps, photos and charts.

Richard Mayson s guide to vintage port

Richard Mayson s guide to vintage port Author Richard Mayson
ISBN-10 9781909652705
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 160
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Richard Mayson’s Guide to Vintage Port is extracted from the second edition of Mayson’s best-selling Port and the Douro, the classic study of the world’s greatest fortified wine. Vintages have been reappraised and brought up to date. This fully updated and comprehensive directory of vintage ports includes the author’s tasting notes and is an unrivalled companion for sommeliers, bartenders, buyers and all port enthusiasts.

Amarone and the fine wines of Verona

Amarone and the fine wines of Verona Author Michael Garner
ISBN-10 9781910902196
Release 2017-12-05
Pages 288
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Amarone and the fine wines of Verona is a sure-footed guide to all aspects of Veronese wine production, examining the history of the wines and geography of the region as well as viticulture, climate, grape varieties, wine styles and appassimento. It contains profiles of the region's important producers, including assessments of their wines.


Madeira Author Alexander Liddell
ISBN-10 9781849046046
Release 2014-01-09
Pages 288
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Who does not know the phrase "Have some madeira, m'dear"? Madeira is one of the world's greatest wines, with a fascinating history few others can equal. Capable of evolution over decades and with seemingly indefinite longevity, precious centenarian bottles are sought by wine connoisseurs world wide, but to the ordinary wine lover more commercial wines offer a wide range of delicious and varied drinking. Once dismissed as a cooking wine, discriminating drinkers enjoy it on its own and, increasingly, as an accompaniment to food. Over a million tourists visit this small island every year, and expanding export markets indicate that the recent revival of interest in madeira continues to gain strength. This book, originally published in 1998, was short-listed for the André Simon Award and quickly established itself as a wine classic. Alexander Liddell, recognised as the leading authority on madeira, has known the island and its wine for over forty years, and this completely revised new edition brings matters up to date.

The story of champagne

The story of champagne Author Nicholas Faith
ISBN-10 9781910902370
Release 2016-09-05
Pages 280
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The new edition of Nicholas Faith’s landmark The story of champagne is written from the wine-makers’ point of view. This masterpiece of storytelling and analysis that has for decades excited readers about the different types of champagne and the landscape, geology and climate that inspire them also contains an up-to-date evaluation of wines.

Wine and Society

Wine and Society Author Stephen Charters
ISBN-10 9780750666350
Release 2006
Pages 358
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Wine is becoming increasingly popular in the Anglophone world and there are many books available which describe how and where it is made. However, none address the fundamental questions of different structures of production and how the consumer relates to the product - this book is the first to do just that. Wine and Society: the cultural and social context of wine production and consumption looks at the relationship between wine production and marketing, focussing in consumer behaviour and cultural attitudes. Divided into four parts, it examines the context of wine production, the wine consumer and the social context of wine, discussing the following themes: * That the core of wine production and consumption is shaped by historical, geographical and cultural factors. * Wine production - European and new world looking at the different kinds of producer and how the varying background of each shapes their perspective on what they produce * Terroir and appellations: why demarcation and sense of place became important, how they are used to achieve marketing differentiation, and the 'benefits' (or otherwise) to the customer. * The contemporary wine consumer and lifestyle factors - looking at wine clubs, tourism, education, culture and literature * The politics and economics of wine - from supporting rural industries in France to protecting customers from deception and health risks. Suitable for third year and post-graduate students of hospitality, wine (both in production and marketing), wine tourism, gastronomy and related courses, it encourages students to think critically about the issues raised by using real life case studies and examples from around the world, also including press releases and marketing campaigns.

Christie s World Encyclopedia of Champagne Sparkling Wine

Christie s World Encyclopedia of Champagne   Sparkling Wine Author Tom Stevenson
ISBN-10 1402772246
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 528
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The award-winning book on Champagne and sparkling wine is now fully revised and expanded! Created for Christie's, the world's largest wine auctioneer, this edition features all-new photography, nearly 175 additional pages—including expanded sections on up-and-coming sparkling wine territories and Champagne itself—plus updated tasting notes. With wine auctions at an all-time high, this definitive guide is a must-have for Champagne connoisseurs!

Portugal s Wines Wine makers

Portugal s Wines   Wine makers Author Richard Mayson
ISBN-10 1891267019
Release 1998
Pages 250
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This book provides a comprehensive guide to all of the wines and regions of Portugal, with emphasis on t he new premium table wine producers. Chapters are also devot ed to Portugal''s fine fortified wines. '

The Wines of Northern Spain

The Wines of Northern Spain Author SARAH JANE. EVANS
ISBN-10 1908984961
Release 2018-04-27
Pages 288
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There's nodoubt about it, Spain is the most exciting country in Europe when it comes towine. As Europe's second most mountainous country, with exposure to seas andoceans on every side, it's very diverse in terroir, culture, language andlifestyle. Innorthern Spain there are four main wine producing areas: Rioja, Galicia,Catalonia and Ribera del Duera in Castilla y Leon. Each is unique and producesfine wines with its own Denomination of Origin guarantee. The heart ofwine-producing northern Spain is Rioja, which has produced high quality winesfor centuries. (In the 1800s Rioja benefited from its alliance with Bordeaux,conferring technological advantages unknown to other Spanish regions.) Butquality doesn't stop in Rioja. Navarra is home to many of the most modern andcutting edge producers. Calatayud and Campo de Borja are home to some of thegreatest Grenache vineyards in the world outside of the Southern Rhone, andPriorat and the surrounding area of Montsant in Catalonia produce some of therenowned Spanish wines. Sarah JaneEvans, the world's leading authority on the wines of Spain, begins with ahistory of the region: from phylloxera, the replanting of different, andinternational, varieties through the aftermath of the Civil War and the effectson the wine industry, to recovery and innovation in late 20th century, thepromise of the 21st century and the rediscovery of indigenous varieties, aswell as a quick detour through the recent effects of the economic crisis. Shethen takes the sub-regions in turn, starting with a profile before opening outinto discussion of the key producers and their top wines. Evans' surefootedguide to the wines of northern Spain is an essential companion for anyoneinterested in Spanish wine, from students and professionals to interested winetourists.

The Finest Wines of California

The Finest Wines of California Author Stephen Brook
ISBN-10 9780520266582
Release 2011-03-07
Pages 320
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Unconstrained by tradition or viticultural regulation, California winemakers enjoy a freedom that has resulted in a remarkable range of world-class wines. Beautifully illustrated with original photographs and detailed color maps, this guide introduces California wine by exploring the best that the state has to offer —from lush Sonoma Chardonnay to spicy Santa Barbara Syrah to heady Amador Zinfandel. At the heart of the book, award-winning wine writer Stephen Brook offers 90 intimate profiles of top producers—from Napa and Sonoma to the North and Central coasts, the Sierra foothills, and beyond. Brook also includes general information on California wine history, wine culture, grape varieties, and more. Throughout, he searches for the characteristics that make California wine distinctive despite its tremendous diversity—and finds the answer in the state’s unusual climate, especially the shifting interplay between fog and sun, as well as a lively and constant questioning of received ideas about viticulture, vine age, terroir, and winemaking techniques, all of which have helped winemakers to create complexity,individuality, and nuance in their wines.

The Port Companion

The Port Companion Author Godfrey Spence
ISBN-10 1840923741
Release 1997
Pages 224
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This companion has a directory of over 50 port houses, with details of over 200 ports. It gives advice on pairing port with food, on decanting, tasting and serving, and includes a section on the history of port.

Rich Rare Red

Rich  Rare   Red Author Ben Howkins
ISBN-10 1846892015
Release 2015
Pages 224
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An updated and expanded edition of the book that captures the essence of port and what it means to the people who produce it and who who drink it Packed with a wealth of up-to-date information, including a complete list of vintages and guide to tasting, this book will appeal to lovers of wine, food, and travel as well as the serious student of port. Ben Howkins offers a concise history of port and the port trade as they have developed over the last 300 years. He covers important changes in recent ownership of the major shippers and highlights the people driving change in the industry while protecting port's heritage.