Welcome to BooksAboutPort.com

I started collecting books about port and wine in 2009 and now have a substantial collection including some interesting old books on Portugal, Portuguese wine, gastronomy and temperance.

The purpose of this site is to allow other port and wine lovers to find books of interest that were published during various periods in history. Each book has its own blog page where you will find a brief description or review from me and the ability to post your own comments or question about each book . Some of these pages will explain my impressions of the book and others will simply be factual statements about what the book is and when it was published. These summaries are my thoughts having either read or browsed through each book, nothing more, and you are free to accept or dismiss my opinions as you see fit. On each blog page you will also find a link to Book Finder to allow you to locate a copy should you wish to buy one.

One day Julian D. A. Wiseman and I will publish a book that will hopefully deserve its own post on this blog. Draft chapters of that book can be viewed at PortVintages.com.

I hope you enjoy browsing the site and that you find my comments useful in choosing what to buy and to read.

Derek Turnbull

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