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.


James Tidwell MS joins Classic Wine Library

James Tidwell MS joins Classic Wine Library

21 September 2018 by in Book publishing, Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

James Tidwell MS has joined the editorial board of the Classic Wine Library series, published by independent Oxford publisher Infinite Ideas. Tidwell, a Master Sommelier who co-founded the TEXSOM Conference, now in its fourteenth year, is a writer, speaker, consultant and entrepreneur who is expert in the worlds of wine, tea and sake. He joins …
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Think you know New Zealand wine? Prepare to be surprised

24 July 2018 by in Classic Wine Library, Lifestyle, Wine and spirits

Most regular wine drinkers will be familiar with Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, and red wine lovers may well have sampled one of the South Island’s Pinot Noirs. But how many of us have explored beyond that? New Zealand is a relatively new wine country, whose modern industry is only around 40 years old but in …
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Holiday inspiration from The Classic Wine Library

16 July 2018 by in Lifestyle, Wine and spirits

We asked our authors to recommend some wine-based trips and activities. Here’s what they came up with. Caroline Gilby MW, The wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova “The Melnik Wine Routes map is available from the tourist office and some tour companies, and a Facebook page details all the producers open for visits and wine tastings. …
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‘Whatever happened to Bulgaria?’ The rise and fall and rise of Eastern Europe’s wines

11 July 2018 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

There was a time, back in the eighties and nineties, when Bulgarian wines found many fans among those who wanted to match the reach of their palates to the limits of their pockets. But then something changed and those cherished bottles started disappearing from supermarket shelves. The cause was a fall in quality due to …
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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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