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 Portugal by Richard Mayson

Extract: The wines of Portugal by Richard Mayson

13 May 2021 by in Classic Wine Library, 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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The changing face of the Rhône Valley

26 January 2021 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

The Rhône is renowned for famous appellations such as Côte-Rôtie, Hermitage, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas. But being well-known does not necessarily mean that the wines of the region are set in stone. Like any other region, the Rhône has had to develop to keep up with tastes in wine and innovations in winemaking, and these days …
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New book on Portuguese wines from the author of Port and the Douro

12 November 2020 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

Portuguese wine and British drinkers have a relationship going back centuries. In the latter part of the twentieth century the picture of Portuguese wines held by most Brits was most likely a combination of quaffable pink wines, sunny reds drunk on holiday and Christmas Ports. But one Englishman was paying a bit more attention. Richard …
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Wine on the range: why Southwest wines should be on every wine adventurer’s list

21 September 2020 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

Growing grapes in the arid plains of Texas, Arizona and New Mexico or in Colorado’s mountainous terrain has never been easy. Drought, disease and extreme weather events all present problems, but for the ambitious optimists who dare to pursue their winemaking dreams in America’s southwest perhaps the greatest challenge faced is convincing drinkers to try …
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