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.


Extract: The wines of Roussillon by Rosemary George MW

Extract: The wines of Roussillon by Rosemary George MW

21 July 2021 by in Classic Wine Library, Extracts, Wine and spirits

Setting the scene Roussillon stands alone, proud and independent. For many years it suffered a union of convenience with the Languedoc, when the wines of two relatively unknown areas lacked any reputation, and when it was simpler to refer to the departments of the south, without differentiating between them, as Languedoc-Roussillon. Roussillon deserves so much …
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Extract: Wines of the Rhône, by Matt Walls

Extract: Wines of the Rhône, by Matt Walls

9 July 2021 by in Classic Wine Library, Extracts, Wine and spirits

A bird’s eye view of the terrain If we could board a boat in the canton of Valais where the Rhône emerges from the Rhône Glacier in the Swiss Alps, we would glide down the river for three weeks or so before it emptied us out in the Mediterranean. In all, we would cover 813 …
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Extract: Sherry by Julian Jeffs

Extract: Sherry by Julian Jeffs

14 June 2021 by in Classic Wine Library, Extracts, Sherry, Wine and spirits

Into the glass Like all wines, sherry’s raison d’être is to give pleasure. And like all great wines it gives pleasure in complex ways appealing to all the senses. As soon as it is poured into a glass it shows its colour and clarity. A lot can be learned simply by looking at it. Then …
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Extract: The wines of Portugal by Richard Mayson

Extract: The wines of Portugal by Richard Mayson

13 May 2021 by in Classic Wine Library, Extracts, Wine and spirits

Atlantic wines It was Mark Twain who observed ‘the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco’. As far as I am aware Twain never visited Portugal but his quip about the weather in San Francisco might also be applied to Oporto and the north of Portugal. Anyone who has ever been …
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Restoring the reputation of Roussillon

12 April 2021 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

The coastal region of Roussillon, in France’s southernmost corner, has long languished in the shadow of its better-known neighbour, the Languedoc. But a new book, The wines of Roussillon, by Rosemary George MW, argues that after decades in the wine wilderness the region can now display to the world an impressive range of fine table …
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The best wine books for discerning wine lovers

19 February 2021 by in Classic Wine Library

Last month the 28th title in The Classic Wine Library, Wines of the Rhone, was published. Each new title increases the series’ reach and opens up another region for wine-loving readers. This year we will be bringing you more titles that aim to expand your knowledge across continents, including The wines of California and The …
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