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 northern Spain by Sarah Jane Evans MW

Extract: The wines of northern Spain by Sarah Jane Evans MW

16 May 2022 by in Classic Wine Library, Extracts, Wine and spirits

For the people who lived here in previous centuries Rioja must have seemed a blessed enclave. Any time is good to come: autumn is particularly beautiful; winter brings snow (and sometimes problems driving); in spring there’s blossom on the trees and in the summer it’s hot, but with plenty of cool places to enjoy wine in the evening. Too many wine regions can be flat monocultures of vines. Come to Rioja, it’s altogether more human.
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Extract: The wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova, by Caroline Gilby MW

Extract: The wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova, by Caroline Gilby MW

16 May 2022 by in Classic Wine Library, Extracts, Wine and spirits

Bulgaria is a wine country very close to my heart – exciting and frustrating in equal measure. It was only the second wine country I visited in my professional career, when Eastern Europe was my first buying responsibility as a trainee buyer back in the late 1980s. I’ve seen this country take its first steps into a new era, just as I did myself. And I like to think that we’ve matured together, though the relationship has had its rocky moments.
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Extract: The wines of Germany, by Anne Krebiehl MW

Extract: The wines of Germany, by Anne Krebiehl MW

16 May 2022 by in Classic Wine Library, Extracts, Wine and spirits

Not only are the valleys of Mosel, Saar and Ruwer unique; they seem like a different universe. Here, grape, climate, soil and topography combine in such a fashion that the ancient contract between humans and vine, between sweat and fruit, is driven to its extreme. It is here that the greatest effort leads to the greatest lightness; that Riesling climaxes with absolute transparency, exactitude and expression. Nowhere else is it more apparent that it is light, not heat, that ripens grapes.
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Extract: Biodynamic Wine by Monty Waldin

Extract: Biodynamic Wine by Monty Waldin

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

The origins of biodynamics Biodynamics dates from 1924 and is the oldest alternative agriculture movement. Biodynamics pre-dated the global organic agriculture movement whose founding organization, the UK’s Soil Association, dates from 1946. In fact the very word ‘organic’ was derived from the biodynamic ideal that each farm or smallholding should always work towards becoming a …
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Master Chefs of IT serve up tantalising smorgasbord of ideas

Master Chefs of IT serve up tantalising smorgasbord of ideas

26 January 2022 by in Business and finance

Since its inception, the IT department has largely been relegated to a reactive, functional role servicing the needs of the organisation. But recently IT has made its way up from the basement and its executives – CIOs, CTOs, CDOs – now have strategic roles, with digital technology instrumental in business development, customer relationships and product …
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Extract: The wines of South Africa by Jim Clarke

Extract: The wines of South Africa by Jim Clarke

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

Wine styles in the Western Cape Sparkling wines South Africa is the first New World country to develop a designation for its traditional method sparkling wines that does not ride the coattails of Champagne. Today, Methode Cap Classique, or, more informally, MCC, is the fastest growing wine category in the country, doubling every five years. …
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