Classic Wine Library

The latest addition to our publishing portfolio is a series of books on wines and spirits by world-renowned experts and presided over by a prestigious editorial board, Richard Mayson and Sarah Jane Evans MW.

We like to publish books on subjects that interest us. If you know anything about Infinite Ideas you’ll know that we enjoy a glass of wine from time to time, so what could be more logical than publishing a series of books about our favourite refreshment?

So in summer 2016 we revived the Classic Wine Library, which has a history going back to the 1950s. We have since published 17 titles, with plenty more in the pipeline.

The Classic Wine Library seeks to educate, entertain and inform readers, extending from wine professionals, students and collectors to interested consumers and tourists. It covers a wide range of subjects, from specific regions to entire countries, including the history, climate, geology and topography, grape varieties, wine-making techniques, ageing and maturation and producers as well as useful travel recommendations. Many titles contain glossaries to explain or amplify any local or scientific terms. Books in the series also feature a directory to the country or region in question. These directories are not intended to be complete or exhaustive but are instead the authors’ attempt to represent the variety and interest of the region.

For more information please download our catalogue.

Reviews of The Classic Wine Library Series:

The story of Champagne: ‘Above all this is an enjoyable read; essential for students, a great aide for tourists and probably the most important champagne book of the year.’  Andy Henderson, Newsletter of the Circle of Wine Writers

Spirits Distilled: ‘An informative, easy to read book for the novice and good reference to the expert.’ Colin Hampden-White, Newsletter of the Circle of Wine Writers

The wines of Faugères: ‘…a valuable and…gently provocative contribution to professional literature on wine…immensely detailed.’ Liz Sagues, Newsletter of the Circle of Wine Writers

The wines of Faugères: ‘A new book by Rosemary George MW explores the “infinite variety” of the Languedoc appellation of Faugères…the book takes a look at the different terroirs of Faugères, the grape varieties grown there and some of the key winemakers in the region.’ Rupert Millar, The Drinks Business