Port and the Douro

by Richard Mayson
Port and the Douro
Available as:
Pub Date: April 2016
Kindle ISBN: 9781908474759
Print ISBN: 9781908984623
Pages: 416

Port and the Douro is the first title in the Infinite Ideas Classic Wine Library. Written in an authoritative but entertaining manner by port expert Richard Mayson, this completely updated edition offers unparalleled insight into the world of port and Douro wines. From the history of viniculture in Portugal (the grape is thought to have been brought there by the Phoenicians) to the present day, this wonderful book offers the reader the inside story of these magnificent wines. Mayson details the different styles of port, explains how they are made and by which producers. With vintage reports stretching back to 1896, an exploration of viticultural methods and an analysis of the leading quintas, Port and the Douro is an indispensable reference guide to the world’s greatest fortified wine.


You can download Richard Mayson’s guide to vintage port 2016 for free by clicking here. It is fully updated and includes the 2015 vintages.


‘A book in the image of Port Wine, delicious.’ – Blend, the online wine magazine

‘Richard’s tone remains down-to-earth despite his obvious authority and knowledge when it comes to this wine region. This is a book that offers much that is new and I’m delighted that I will be able to have it to hand when I next open a bottle.’ – Chris Kissak, thewinedoctor.com

‘The new edition of 2013 is far superior to all editions that have gone before and in my view is beyond any doubt “The Bible of Port Wine”.’ – Books about Port

‘the only book on port and the Douro worth having’ – jancisrobinson.com

‘The book is very much in the mould of many other specialist books on wine regions, and in that sense it works well – very well indeed, to extent that it is difficult to fault.’ – Winnous blog

‘this is an essential book for Port and Douro fans, and great reading for anyone with an interest in wine!’ – Frankly wines