Port and the Douro, Richard Mayson (2013)

portandthedouroOriginally published in 1999 with a second edition in 2004 (UK) and 2006 (USA). 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”. The 2013 edition is much improved and expanded both in terms of the quality of production and, more importantly, the currency of the information contained within its pages. The earlier editions are nice to have for a collector but the 2013 edition is what every port lover needs.

Mayson’s intimate knowledge of the country, its people and its wines is impressive and gives the book great weight and credibility. The book is very useful in terms of understanding the production processes and the various styles of port and is a great aid to those wanting to buy and drink vintage port. The vintage reviews and shipper profiles contained in the book have stood the test of time and can be relied upon as some of the best information available on the subject. No port library is complete without this book!

 

Publisher: Infinite Ideas Ltd

Edition: 2013

Pages: 306

ISBN: 978-1-908984-17-3

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