The Infinite Ideas blog

We write on a variety of subjects and often post exclusive ideas by our bestselling authors. We publish a diverse list and our blog reflects this so if you don’t find a post that interests you today check back later in the week and you’ll probably find something that takes your fancy. Happy reading.


A taste of excitement: why northern Spain is currently the place to get your wine kicks

4 May 2018 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

Spain is one of the world’s largest wine-producing countries. Over recent years the level of quality in wines has risen sharply and many neglected wine regions are finding new life on the world stage. Within the lifetime of many of today’s wine drinkers Spain has seen huge political, cultural and social changes, and these have …
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Unwrapping the Languedoc – the passionate people behind a new great region

27 April 2018 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

Where else in France could you expect to find spicy red wines, one of today’s most fashionable whites, sweet vins doux naturels and the world’s oldest sparkling wine? As the world’s sixth or seventh largest wine producer, the Languedoc, in the sunny south of France, has a lot going for it today but until as …
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War, worship and wanton women – how wine has shaped our world

26 March 2018 by in Uncategorized

Wine has been important in many societies since ancient times. It is now produced in all continents and drunk in all but a few countries. It has influenced our health, our political and social relations, our dining habits and even our landscape. To say that wine is a drink that has shaped our world may …
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Sun, sea and Savatiano: why the future looks bright for Greek wine

22 January 2018 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

Be honest, when was the last time you picked up a bottle of Greek wine in your local wine shop or at the wine merchant? If you never even consider buying Greek wine except on holiday in Greece you are not alone. Many of us think of retsina and ouzo – and don’t want to …
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Will 2018 be the year rosé gets serious? Why it’s time to rethink pink.

9 January 2018 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

Rosé wine suffers from an image problem. For many years it has been thought of in wine-appreciation circles as the poor relation of its seemingly more complex and refined red and white cousins. The perception amongst consumers tends to be that rosé is a fun, easy-going wine, perhaps more suited to novice wine drinkers than …
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All things appassimento

21 December 2017 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

By Michael Garner, author of Amarone and the fine wines of Verona The history of producing wine via what the Veronesi refer to as the appassimento process (drying the fruit for several months prior to vinification) dates back to Roman times. Until as recently as the Second World War however, that wine was known as …
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