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Port and the Douro (Infinite Ideas Classic Wine) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Mayson
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Book Description

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.

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Richard Mayson is a champion of wine culture and a fresh authoritative voice in wine literature. --Hugh Johnson

About the Author

Richard Mayson is an expert on port and Portuguese wines. He is the author of Portugal's Wine and Winemakers and The Wines and Vineyards of Portugal and is a regular contributor to the Oxford Companion to Wine and Larousse Encyclopedia of Wine as well as to Decanter and Wine International.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6929 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Infinite Ideas (12 Nov. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #436,315 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Well written and enjoyable to read. A very thorough guide to the history of region, the styles of Port and the producers. If you want to know about Port, this is the book to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Port and the Douro 16 Jan. 2013
By Phil R
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If you are keen to learn about Port this is the book to read; up to date and written by an authority on the region. Master of Wine students and WSET Diploma students should certainly have this on their reading lists.Port and the Douro (Infinite Ideas Classic Wine)
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5.0 out of 5 stars At last! 27 Aug. 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
At last a new book, by a british citizen, on Port, the wine that the Scots, the English and the Dutch have helped to create, together with the Portuguese and the Galicians.
For long time, the English have written very good books on Port, its origin, its story and its tasting! But in recent years they have edited less books and drunk less wine! At last, R Mayson, a very respected agent of this trade, has published a wonderfull book!
A. Barreto
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5.0 out of 5 stars well-done! 24 Jan. 2015
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Well executed and very fast delivery! Well-done Amazon! Thanks!
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