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Port and the Douro

Port and the Douro Author Richard Mayson
ISBN-10 9781908474711
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 416
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Port and the Douro is the first title in the Infinite Ideas Classic Wine Library. Written in an authoritative but entertaining manner by port expert Richard Mayson, this completely updated edition offers unparalleled insight into the world of port and Douro wines. From the history of viniculture in Portugal (the grape is thought to have been brought there by the Phoenicians) to the present day, this wonderful book offers the reader the inside story of these magnificent wines. Mayson details the different styles of port, explains how they are made and by which producers. With vintage reports stretching back to 1896, an exploration of viticultural methods and an analysis of the leading quintas, Port and the Douro is an indispensable reference guide to the world's greatest fortified wine.


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.

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.


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.

Nine visions of capitalism

Nine visions of capitalism Author Charles Hampden-Turner
ISBN-10 9781909652842
Release 2015-09-07
Pages 352
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Nine visions of capitalism argues that capitalism does have a future despite its recent crises, but only if the standard Anglo-American model of capitalism absorbs the dynamism and flexibility of the German Mittelstand, pays heed to Singapore’s hybridization model and learns from the world’s vibrant immigrant communities.


Madeira Author Richard Mayson
ISBN-10 9781910902332
Release 2016-08-22
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.

100 management models

100  management models Author Fons Trompenaars
ISBN-10 9781909652804
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 592
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100+ Management Models is an essential resource for managers at all levels. It gives an overview of each of the most important business models in eight categories: sustainability, innovation, strategy, diversity, customers, human resources, benchmarking and leadership and analyses their strengths and weaknesses.

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.

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.

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.

Julian Jeffs 2015 guide to sherry

Julian Jeffs  2015 guide to sherry Author Julian Jeffs
ISBN-10 9781909652514
Release 2015-06-16
Pages 110
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Julian Jeffs’ 2015 Guide to Sherry is a pocket guide to sherry based on the sixth edition of his best-selling Sherry. Chapters on the geography and history of Jerez are followed by tips for appreciating sherry and expert advice on buying, storing and serving it. All current producers are listed, with brief histories and up-to-date assessments.


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.

Adam Smith s The Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith s The Wealth of Nations Author Karen McCreadie
ISBN-10 9781907755804
Release 2009-06-19
Pages 128
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Karen McCreadie’s brilliant interpretation of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations, one of the most influential political economy books of all time, illustrates the principles of Smith’s philosophy with modern examples to enable 21st century businesses and governments to manage their money and ours.

Spirits distilled

Spirits distilled Author Mark Ridgwell
ISBN-10 9781909652873
Release 2014-12-14
Pages 240
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The third edition of Spirits distilled is a comprehensive guide to all of the major spirits categories. Mark Ridgwell explains the principles of distillation and how to taste spirits as well as the history and legends behind both popular and less fashionable spirits. The new edition also features cocktails from expert mixologist Michael Butt.

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.

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.