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.


Comprehensive update for seasonal best-seller

26 November 2018 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

Port is a perennial favourite of the festive season, so appropriately this month sees a timely update of Richard Mayson’s classic, award-winning book on the subject. In the nearly 20 years since the first edition of Port and the Douro was published there have been changes in the vineyard, with growers having to adapt to …
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Why we believe in experts

23 November 2018 by in Book publishing, Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

Here at the Classic Wine Library we value expertise, which is why we recruited three highly knowledgeable wine experts to form our editorial board. Sarah Jane Evans MW, Richard Mayson and James Tidwell MS have all worked in various capacities in the wine industry. They understand it not just as writers and wine critics but …
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After small-batch gins and craft beers here’s the next big thing: sake

After small-batch gins and craft beers here’s the next big thing: sake

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

Sake is about to hit the big time as it becomes the latest drink adopted by today’s trendsetting urbanites. After years spent languishing in the doldrums, sake’s popularity has grown to such an extent over the last decade that UK wine specialist Majestic recently added three premium sakes to its range, and it is even …
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Nick Faith remembered, by Anthony Rose

Nick Faith remembered, by Anthony Rose

18 October 2018 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

Affectionate memories and thoughtful assessments of Nick Faith’s life have been duly posted in a host of obituaries paying tribute to the qualities that made Nick such a great journalist and author, and to his legendarily sociable, gossip-laden, complex personality. So here I’d like to confine myself to a few reminiscences of my own. I …
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Coming up rosés – an interview with Elizabeth Gabay MW

Coming up rosés – an interview with Elizabeth Gabay MW

12 October 2018 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

Elizabeth Gabay has been in the wine trade since 1986. She has written about and lectured on rosé wines extensively, and has judged at Decanter’s annual World Wine Awards as well as at many other competitions, including the Mondial de Rosé, the Guide de Vins de Provence and for magazine panel tastings for Decanter and …
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Port and the Douro – fourth edition coming soon

Port and the Douro – fourth edition coming soon

5 October 2018 by in Classic Wine Library, Wine and spirits

It’s ‘the only book on Port and the Douro worth having’ and this November Infinite Ideas will be publishing the fourth edition of Richard Mayson’s classic book. Port and the Douro is a hugely readable combination of facts, expert opinion and anecdotes about prominent figures and events in the Port trade (as well as notes …
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