The Port Companion: A Connoisseur's Guide

 
9780028617817: The Port Companion: A Connoisseur's Guide

From the creators of the tremendously successful Cigar Companion (with over 100,000 copies sold), this next guide in the series covers everything one needs to know about the world s port. From the history of the beverage to the step-by-step process of making the wine, this beautifully illustrated companion to port also provides details on where to buy it and tips on storage, serving, and decanting. A directory of all the major port houses allows the reader to fully appreciate and understand the differences among them. Perfect for the port connoisseur, Port makes a delightful holiday gift! Godfrey Spence is the coauthor of Exploring Wines and Spirits. A lecturer at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, Spence resides in the UK.

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The White Wine Companion A directory of the world's best known and more exclusive white wines, their styles and differences. There are chapters on traditional wine production, vineyards, grape variety, vintage and ageing, along with advice on how to buy and store white wine, and set up a wine cellar. Full description

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Godfrey Spence joined the wine trade in 1983, running wine stores in London and Kent. In 1990 he moved to the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, an international education body, where he lectures to students and also edits their educational publications. He regularly writes articles for wine and spirit trade journals. Godfrey's particular area of interest is, of course, port. He is a frequent visitor to the Douro Valley, Portugal, constantly updating himself on the latest facts and details about port wine. Godfrey lives in South-West London.

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