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 Southwest U.S.A. by Jessica Dupuy

20 January 2022 by in Classic Wine Library, Extracts, Wine and spirits

The advent of winemaking in the Southwest While most American history is first associated with British colonization along the east coast of the country at the beginning of the seventeenth century, New Mexico was first colonized by the Spanish. Second to Florida, New Mexico is one of the oldest state names in the country. It …
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Extract: Luxury Wine Marketing by Peter Yeung and Liz Thach MW

19 January 2022 by in Extracts, Lifestyle, Wine and spirits

Luxury wine: luxuriously defined The French term elevage, meaning to be grown or reared, with regard to winemaking is a good starting point for understanding what luxury wine is. The wine world at the highly commercial end is made up of manufactured commodities, wines made by formula and at industrial scale, often to great effect, …
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An in-depth celebration of the world of bubbles

22 November 2021 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

Consumers today are faced with a dazzling array of sparkling wines, from around the globe. But as little as two decades ago the picture was quite different, with Champagne the only real choice for anybody interested in quality fizz. Then came Prosecco. Although not a serious contender to Champagne itself, its huge growth in popularity …
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Extract: Fizz! by Anthony Rose

Extract: Fizz! by Anthony Rose

10 November 2021 by in Classic Wine Library, Extracts, Uncategorized, Wine and spirits

A short history of the bubble beyond Champagne According to the historian Benoît Musset, the first recorded mention of spark­ling wine is found in an Egyptian papyrus document dated AD 522. Sparkling wines were considered flawed, and secondary fermentation in spring is listed as one of the factors making wines unfit for sale. In the …
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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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