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Books About Port and Other Stuff

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This thread contains details of books about Port, Portugal, Wine and other stuff connected in some way with those three subjects. If you own a book that is not listed here and you want to add it please post details of it in this thread and PM DRT to have it added to the index.

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Books About Port
  1. A Treatise on the Wines of Portugal; and what can be gathered on the subject and nature of the wines, &c. since the establishment of the English factory at Oporto, anno 1727 : John Croft, 1788 - buy
  2. An Essay on Wines, Especially on Port Wine; Intended to Instruct Every Person to Distinguish That Which Is Pure, and to Guard Against the Frauds of Adulteration : John Wright, 1795 - buy
  3. The Oliveira Prize-Essay on Portugal : Joseph James Forrester, 1853
  4. A Word or Two on Port Wine Re-iterated : Joseph James Forrester, 1860
  5. Portugal and its Capabilities : Joseph James Forrester, 1860
  6. Facts About Port and Madeira : Henry Vizetelly, 1880
  7. Oporto, Old and New : Charles Sellers, 1899
  8. Port : William J. Todd, 1926
  9. Port (Constable's Wine Library) : André L. Simon, 1934
  10. Port: from the vine to the glass : Geoffrey Murat Tait, 1936
  11. Port Wine and Oporto : Ernest Cockburn, 1945
  12. A Few Words About Port : Jose Joaquim da Costa Lima, 1948
  13. Let's Talk About Port : Valente Perfeito, 1948
  14. Port (Wines of the World Pocket Library) : André L. Simon, 1949
  15. Sherry & Port : Herbert Warner Allen, 1952
  16. Port and Sherry, The Story of two fine wines : George Sandeman, 1955
  17. The Wine of the Douro : Hector Bolitho, 1956
  18. Port : Rupert Croft Cooke, 1957
  19. The Wines of Portugal : Herbert Warner Allen, 1963 - buy
  20. The Englishman’s Wine ”“ The Story of Port : Sarah Bradford, 1969
  21. The British Factory Oporto : Elaine Sanceau, 1970
  22. Port - an Introduction to its History and Delights : Wyndham Fletcher, 1978
  23. Port (Faber books on wine) : George Robertson, 1978
  24. Port Wine; Notes on its History, Production and Technology : A. Moreira de Fonseca, 1981
  25. Rich, Rare and Red : Ben Howkins, 1982
  26. Port - An Essential Guide To The Classic Drink : Andrew Jefford, 1988
  27. The Factory House at Oporto : John Delaforce, 1990
  28. Vintage Port : James Suckling, 1990
  29. Port Quintas of the Douro : Alex Liddel & Janet Price, 1992
  30. A Guide to the Douro and to Port Wine : Manuel Carvalho, 1995 - buy
  31. Port to Port : Lisa Linder & Susan Ward Davies, 1996
  32. The Port Companion - A Connoisseur's Guide : Godfrey Spence, 1997
  33. The Story of Dow's Port 1798-1998 : Richard Mayson, 1998 - buy
  34. Port : Henrick Oldenburg, 1999
  35. Port and the Douro : Richard Mayson, 1999
  36. A Wine Lovers Guide To Port the Inside Story of a Unique Fortified Wine : Joao Paulo Martins, 2001 - buy
  37. The House of Sandeman: A Story of Fine Wines and Spirits : George Sandeman & Co., ??
Books About Portuguese Wine
  1. Portuguese Wine : Raymond Postgate, 1969
  2. The Wines of Spain and Portugal : Jan Read, 1973
  3. The Wines of Portugal : Jan Read, 1982
  4. Portugal's Wines and Wine-Makers : Richard Mayson, 1992
Books About Portugal
  1. Travels in Portugal : James Murphy, 1797
  2. Travels in Portugal and Through France and Spain : Heinrich Friedrich Link, 1801
  3. Rambles in Madeira and in Portugal : Alfred Lyall, 1827
  4. Portugal Illustrated : William Morgan Kinsey, 1829
  5. The British Battalion at Oporto : Corporal Knight, 1834
  6. Sketches in Portugal During the Civil War of 1834 : James Edward Alexander, 1835
  7. The Civil War in Portugal : Hugh Owen, 1836
  8. Memoirs of the Marquis of Pombal Volume 1 : Sébastiãno José de Carvalho e Mello de Pombal, 1843
  9. Memoirs of the Marquis of Pombal Volume 2 : John Smith, 1843
  10. Lusitanian Sketches Volumes 1 & 2 : William Kingston, 1845
  11. A Handbook for Travellers in Portugal : John Murray, 1856
  12. Portugal, Old and New : Oswald John Frederick Crawfurd, 1880
  13. Tales from the Land of Nuts and Grapes : Charles Sellers, 1888
  14. Letters from the Peninsula 1808-1812 : William Warre, 1909
  15. Madeira: Old and New : William Henry Koebel, 1909
  16. Portugal its Land and its People : William Henry Koebel, 1909
  17. The Years Of Victory 1802-1812 : Arthur Bryant, 1944
  18. They Went to Portugal : Rose Macaulay, 1946
  19. Portuguese Panorama : Iris Merle, 1958 - buy
  20. A Traveller's History of Portugal : Ian Robertson, 2002
Books About Wine
  1. Wine: A Poem : Unkown, 1709
  2. Observations Historical, Critical and Medical on the Wines of the Ancients : Sir Edward Barry, 1775 - download - buy
  3. A Treatise of the Art of Making Wine from Native Fruits : Frederick Accum, 1820
  4. The Past, Present and Possible Future State of the Wine Trade : James Warre, 1823
  5. The History of Ancient and Modern Wines : Alexander Henderson, 1824
  6. The Topography of all the Known Vineyards : César Jullien, 1824
  7. A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine : James Busby, 1825
  8. The Wine Merchant's Companion and Butler's Manual Containing the Best Information on the Selection and Management of French Wines. : Andre Jullien, 1825
  9. Wine Adulterators Unmasked : William West, 1827
  10. A Treatise on the Vine : William Robert Prince, 1830
  11. Clarke's Complete Cellarman : William Clarke, 1830
  12. The Wine Drinker's Manual : Unknown, 1830 - download - buy
  13. A History and Description of Modern Wines : Cyrus Redding, 1833 - buy
  14. Every Man His Own Butler : Cyrus Redding, 1839
  15. Hand-book of Wines, Practical, Theoretical, and Historical: With a Description of Foreign Spirits and Liquers : Thomas McMullen, 1852 - download - buy
  16. Gatherings from the Wine Lands : Unknown, 1855
  17. The Chemistry of Wine : G.J. Mulder, 1857
  18. The Manufacture of Liquors, Wines, and Cordials, without the aid of Distillation : Pierre Lacour, 1860
  19. A Brief Discourse on Wine : James L. Denman, 1861
  20. The Culture of the Grape and Wine Making : Robert Buchanan, 1863
  21. Wine, the Vine and the Cellar : Thomas George Shaw, 1863
  22. The Vine and its Fruit : James L. Denman, 1864
  23. The Wine Merchant : W R Loftus, 1865
  24. Wine, as it is Drank in England, and as it should be, pure, wholesome and refreshing : James L. Denman, 1865
  25. Practical Notes on Wine : Edward Lonsdale Beckwith, 1868
  26. What Should We Drink! : James L. Denman, 1868
  27. Pure Wine and How to Know It : James L. Denman, 1869
  28. Treatise on Wines of the Principal Producing Countries : W & A Gilbey, 1869
  29. A Treatise on the Origin, Nature, and Varieties of Wine: being a complete manual of viticulture and oenology : John Louis William Thudichum and August Dupre, 1872
  30. Wine and its Counterfeits : James L. Denman, 1876
  31. On the Uses of Wines in Health and Disease : Francis Edmund Anstie, 1877
  32. Wine, Women and Song: Mediaeval Latin Students's Songs : John Addington Symonds, 1884
  33. A Treatise on Wines: their origin, nature, and varieties, with practical directions for viniculture and vinification : John Louis William Thudichum, 1896
  34. The Story of the Vine : Edward Randolph Emerson, 1901
  35. History of the Wine Trade in England Volume I : André L. Simon, 1906
  36. History of the Wine Trade in England Volume II : André L. Simon, 1907
  37. History of the Wine Trade in England Volume III : André L. Simon, 1909
  38. The Vineyards of the World : The Wine Trade Club, 1912
  39. Bibliotheca Vinaria : André L. Simon, 1913
  40. In Vino Veritas : André L. Simon, 1913
  41. Wine and Spirits: The Connoisseur's Textbook : André L. Simon, 1919
  42. Notes on a Cellar Book : George Saintsbury, 1920
  43. The Blood of the Grape: The Wine Trade Text Book : André L. Simon, 1920
  44. Wine and the Wine Trade : André L. Simon, 1921
  45. A Handbook of Wine : William J. Todd, 1922 - buy
  46. A Scrap Book : George Saintsbury, 1922
  47. A Second Scrap Book : George Saintsbury, 1923
  48. The Supply, the Care and the Sale of Wine : André L. Simon, 1923
  49. A Last Scrap Book : George Saintsbury, 1924
  50. Bottlescrew days: Wine drinking in England during the eighteenth century : André L. Simon, 1926
  51. What the Vintners Sell : Len Chaloner, 1926
  52. Wine and the Wine Lands of the World: With Some Account of Places Visited : Frank Hedges Butler, 1926
  53. Viniana : Charles Walter Berry, 1929
  54. Life in a Noble Household 1641-1700 : Gladys Scott Thomson, 1937
  55. Stay me with Flagons : Maurice Healy, 1940
  56. Vintagewise : André L. Simon, 1945
  57. A Wine Primer : André L. Simon, 1946 - buy
  58. Wayward Tendrils of the Vine : Ian Maxwell Campbell, 1947
  59. Number Three Saint James' Street (A History of Berry's the Wine merchants) : Herbert Warner Allen, 1950 - buy
  60. Reminiscences of a vintner : Ian Maxwell Campbell, 1950
  61. A Contemplation of Wine : Herbert Warner Allen, 1951
  62. A Guide to Good Wine : Allan Sichel, 1952 - buy
  63. By Request: An Autobiography : André L. Simon, 1957 - buy
  64. Good Wine From Portugal : Herbert Warner Allen, 1957 - buy
  65. The Noble Grapes and the Great Wines of France : André L. Simon, 1957 - buy
  66. Wine in the Ancient World : Charles Seltman, 1957
  67. A History of Wine: Great Vintage Wines from the Homeric Age to the Present Day : Herbert Warner Allen, 1961
  68. Harveys of Bristol Wine List 1961 : John Lewis, 1961
  69. The History of Champagne : André L. Simon, 1962 - buy
  70. Wine and Other Drinks : Rupert Croft Cooke, 1962
  71. The Commonsense of Wine : André L. Simon, 1966
  72. Wines of the World : André L. Simon, 1967
  73. Wines of the World : André L. Simon & Serena Sutcliffe, 1967
  74. Wine Tasting : J, M. Broadbent, 1968
  75. Vendange: A Study of Wine and Other Drinks : Andrew Durkan, 1971
  76. World Atlas of Wine : Hugh Johnson, 1971
  77. The Wine Trade (The Merchant Adventurers) : Alan David Francis, 1972 - buy
  78. Compact Wine Guide : Luke Bayard, 1973
  79. Playboy's Book of Wine[/color] : Peter Gillette & Paul Gillette, 1974
  80. The Wine Trade Student's Companion[/color] : David Burroughs and Norman Bezzant, 1975
  81. The Great Vintage Wine Book[/color] : Michael Broadbent, 1980
  82. The Fireside Book of Wine[/color] : Bespaloff Alexis, 1984
  83. A Wine Day's Work: The London House of Deinhard 1835-1985[/color] : George Bruce, 1985 - buy
  84. Wine for sale : Victoria Wine and the liquor trade, 1860-1984[/color] : Asa Briggs, 1985
  85. Wine into Words: A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language[/color] : James M. Gabler, 1985
  86. Harrods Book of Fine Wine[/color] : Joanna Simon, 1990
  87. Wine Dynasties of Europe: Personal Portraits of Ten Leading Houses[/color] : Harry Eyres, 1990
  88. The Great Vintage Wine Book: II[/color] : Michael Broadbent, 1991
  89. Wine & War: The French, the Nazis & the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure[/color] : Don & Petie Kladstrup, 2001
  90. Vintage Wine - Fifty Years of tasting three centuries of wine[/color] : Michael Broadbent, 2002
  91. Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2004[/color] : Hugh Johnson, 2003
  92. All About Wine Cellars[/color] : Howard G. Goldberg, 2004
  93. A Hedonist in the Cellar: Adventures in Wine[/color] : Jay McInerney, 2005 - buy
  94. A Wine Miscellany[/color] : Graham Harding, 2005 - buy
  95. The Wine Book: Change the Way You Think About Wine[/color] : Matthew Jukes, 2005 - buy
  96. Wine Label Language[/color] : Peter Saunders, 2005
  97. Wine: A Life Uncorked[/color] : Hugh Johnson, 2005 - buy
  98. History in a Glass: Sixty Years of Wine Writing[/color] : Ruth Reichl, 2006
  99. Wine: The 8,000 Year-Old Story of the Wine Trade[/color] : Thomas Pellechia, 2006
  100. Pocket Vintage Wine Companion[/color] : Michael Broadbent, 2007
  101. Oz Clark's Pocket Wine Book[/color] : Oz Clark, 2009
Books About Food & Wine
  1. A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons[/color] : Frederick Accum, 1820
  2. Dinners and Diners. Where and how to dine in London[/color] : Nathaniel Newnham Davis, 1899
  3. The Art of Good Living[/color] : André L. Simon, 1929
  4. Tables of Content: Leaves from my Diary[/color] : André L. Simon, 1933
  5. The Gourmet's Week-End Book[/color] : André L. Simon, 1952
  6. Guide to Good Food and Wines[/color] : André L. Simon, 1956
  7. The wine and food menu book[/color] : André L. Simon, 1956
Books About Viticulture
  1. A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine[/color] : William Speechly, 1790 - buy
  2. A Practical Treatise on the Cultivation of the Vine on Open Walls[/color] : Clement Hoare, 1847
  3. A Practical Treatise of the Cultivation of the Grape Vine[/color] : William Thomson, 1865
  4. Vines and Vine Culture[/color] : Archibald Farquharson Barron, 1883 - download - buy
Books About Drinks
  1. The English Housewife[/color] : Gervase Markham, 1615
  2. The Spirit, Wine, Dealer's and Publican's Director[/color] : Edward Palmer, 1824
  3. The Vintner's, Brewer's, Spirit Merchant's and Licensed Victualler's Guide[/color] : A Practical Man, 1826
  4. A Philosophical and Statistical History of the Inventions and Customs of Ancient and Modern Nations in the Manufacture and Use of Inebriating Liquors[/color] : Samuel Morewood, 1838
  5. The Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants Companion and Complete Instructor to the Trade[/color] : Joseph Hartley, 1839 - buy
  6. The wine & spirit merchant's own book[/color] : C. C. Dornat, 1855
  7. Cooling Cups and Dainty Drinks[/color] : William Terrington, 1869
  8. Drinks of the World[/color] : James Mew and John Ashton, 1892
  9. Beverages, Past and Present: An Historical Sketch of their Production, together with a Study of the Customs Connected with their Use, Volume I[/color] : Edward Randolph Emerson, 1908
  10. Beverages, Past and Present: An Historical Sketch of their Production, together with a Study of the Customs Connected with their Use, Volume II[/color] : Edward Randolph Emerson, 1908
  11. Drink[/color] : André L. Simon, 1948
  12. A Dictionary of Wines, Spirits and Liqueurs[/color] : André L. Simon, 1958 - buy
  13. Drinking with Dickens[/color] : Cedric Dickens, 1980
  14. Convivial Dickens[/color] : Edward W. Hewett & W.F. Axton, 1983
Books About Ridiculous Ideas
  1. A Treatise on the Nature, Properties and Composition of Ancient and Modern Wines[/color] : Francis Beardsall, 1839
  2. Bacchus. An Essay of the Nature, Causes, Effects, and Cure, of Intemperence[/color] : Ralph Barnes Grinrod, 1839
  3. The Laws of Fermentation and the Wines of the Ancients[/color] : William Patton, 1871
  4. The Worship Of Bacchus A Great Delusion 2nd Edition[/color] : Ebenezer Clarke, 1876
  5. The Divine Law as to Wines[/color] : GW Samson, 1880
  6. Wines, Scriptural and Ecclesiastical[/color] : Norman Shanks Kerr, 1881
  7. The Wine Question in the light of the new dispensation[/color] : John Ellis, 1882
Books Protesting About Books About Ridiculous Ideas
  1. Fermented Beverages: Their Effects on Mankind[/color] : John Howard Moore, 1918
Books about history that mention Port or Portugal
  1. Recollections of Old Country Life[/color] : John Kersley Fowler, 1894 - download - buy
  2. The Story of Our Inns of Court[/color] : Dunbar Plunket Barton, Charles Benham and Francis Watt, 1924 - buy
Novels with a connection to Port or Portugal
  1. Banks of the Douro Volume III[/color] : Emily Clark, 1805
  2. In the Vine Country[/color] : E. Somerville and M. Ross, 1893
  3. Blue Moon in Portugal[/color] : William & Elizabeth Younger, 1956
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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 22:39 Tue 01 Dec 2009

The Wines of Portugal
Author: Herbert Warner Allen
Published: 1963
ISBN: not known
ASIN: B0000CLXRV
Pages:188
Comments: This is a very interesting book. Most of the pages are dedicated to the history and production of Port with a few at the end covering the other major wines of Portugal, such as Madeira and Sebutal.

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Port (Faber books on wine)
Author: George Robertson
Published: 1978
ISBN: 978-0571110230
Pages: 188
Comments: A quick browse through this book makes me think it is the same style and general content as Mayson's Port and the Douro.

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Vintage Port
Author: James Suckling
Published: 1990
ISBN: 0-918076-80-3
Pages: 339
Comments: A comprehensive review of five years of research tasting the wines of over 50 shippers with tasting notes, Wine Spectator scores, release prices and histories of the shippers.

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Port Wine Quintas of the Douro
Author: Alex Liddell and Janet Price
Published: 1992
ISBN: 0 85667 410 9
Pages: 232
Comments: A fantastic book with lots of information and great pictures of the Quintas. A "must have" for the serious Port enthusiast.

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Port Wine and Oporto
Author: Ernest Cockburn
Published: 1949
ISBN: not known
ASIN: B000XVF60A
Pages: 132
Comments: This is a serious collector's item. Very rare and a mine of information going back to the middle of the 19th century.

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This book contains the following chapters:
  • Foreword (Colonel Ian Campbell, Chairman of the Wine and Spitirt Association 1941-45
    Preface
    1. "Good Wine is a Gentleman: treat it as such"
    2. Early days in Oporto
    3. Barron Forrester
    4. The Phylloxera
    5. The Monopoly Company of 1889
    6. Historical Notes Since 1860
    7. Notes on the Vintages Since 1860
    8. What is Port Wine?
    9. My Curio Shelf
    10. The Present Position of Port Wine
    11. Note for the Wine Trade Student
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The Englishman's Wine - The Story of Port
Author: Sarah Bradford
Published: 1969
ISBN: not known
ASIN: B001K23Q6C
Pages:
Comments:Similar type of content to Mayson's Port and the Douro. I haven't read this book yet and have never heard of Sarah Bradford previously so it will be interesting to see how opinion has changed over the past 40 years.

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Port Wine - Notes on its History, Production & Technology
Author: A. Moreira de Fonseca & Others
Published: 1981 with 2nd edition in 1984
ISBN: not known
ASIN: B000S349OC
Pages:
Comments:The rights to this book rest with Edicao do Instituto do Vinho do Porto who published it in 1981, 8 years after the work was finished. They delay in publishing was due to the demise of the original sponsors, the Gremio dos Exportadores de Vinho do Porto. The preface says that no funds were available to publish the book until 1981. I have not yet read this book but it seems to provide lots of information and statistics relating to how the quality of vineyards and wines are assessed. There is also a section listing and describing the various Port-related Acts which came into affect between 1755 and 1967.

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Port
Author: Henrik Oldenburg
Published: 1999
ISBN: 87 90179 16 1
Pages: 380
Comments:Good info on all things to do with Port. For some reason this seem to be a reasonably expensive book (usually around £40) but worth having for the serious collector.

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The Wine of the Douro
Author: Hector Bolitho
Published: 1956
ISBN: not known
ASIN: B0000CJKK3
Pages: 23
Comments: More like an essay than a book. Large print with little or no info, just the author's brief impressions of Port wine and the Douro. Don't bother buying one.

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Notes on a Cellar-book
Author: George Saintsbury
Published: 1920 (I have a 1920 1st Edition plus an "edited and annotated" version published in 2008)
ISBN: 978 0 520 25352 0
Pages:
Comments: I haven't yet read this book but thought it wrong not to have one.

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Vintagewise
Author: Andre L. Simon
Published: 1945 (my book is an Edition from 1952)
ISBN: not known
ASIN: B0006DBZRS
Pages:
Comments: A lovely little book covering the principle classic old world wines. The text relating to Port has been here by JDAW so not worth purchasing unless you are interested in Simon's words on other styles or, like me, you just have to have it.

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Port and Sherry, The Story of two fine wines
Author: George Sandeman
Published: 1955
ISBN: not known
ASIN: B000HF6YAS
Pages: 63
Comments: A short historical description of port and the port trade published by the house of Sandeman. Some interesting pictures and a "nice to have" if you are interested in collecting old books on the subject.
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Wine Lovers Guide To Port the Inside Story of a Unique Fortified Wine
Author: Joao Paulo Martins
Published: 2001
ISBN: 9722017810
Pages: 160
Comments: This book was sponsored by the Port Wine Shipers' Association (AEVP) and provides a concise reference to the history and production of Port. It does exactly what it says in the title.
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Wine Dynasties of Europe: Personal Portraits of Ten Leading Houses
Author: Harry Eyres
Published: 1990
ISBN: 978 1852910884
Pages: 224
Comments: A historical review of 10 major wine producers, one of which is the Symington family.
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Port - An Essential Guide To The Classic Drink
Author: Andrew Jefford
Published: 1988
ISBN: not known
ASIN: B000KKK532
Pages: 93
Comments: This appears to be very similar in style and content to The Port Companion by Godfrey Sence. A good, concise description of Port and the shippers although now somewhat out of date compared to Spence. One worry is the chapter entitled "Port from other countries" :shock:
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A Dictionary of Wines, Spirits and Liqueurs
Author: André L. Simon
First Published: 1958
Edition: 1958
Code/Source: ASIN: B0000CK0GS
Pages: 167
Comments: Exactly what the title says: 167 pages of definitions of terminology and types of alcoholic drinks.

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A Guide to Good Wine
Author: Allan Sichel
First Published: 1952
Edition: 1952
Code/Source: ASIN: B0000CI6M5
Pages: 200
Comments: A nice old illustrated guide to the principal wine regions of Europe.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 01:37 Mon 18 Jan 2010

A Guide to the Douro and to Port Wine
Author: Manuel Carvalho
First Published: 1995
Edition: 1995
Code/Source: ISBN-13: 978-9723603705
Pages: 234
Comments: A good beginner's guide to the subject of Port and the Douro region.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 01:38 Mon 18 Jan 2010

A Handbook of Wine
Author: William J. Todd
First Published: 1922
Edition: 1922
Code/Source: ASIN: B001GA4L12
Pages: 103
Comments: Not yet read.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 01:39 Mon 18 Jan 2010

A History and Description of Modern Wines
Author: Cyrus Redding
First Published: 1833
Edition: 1833
Code/Source: ASIN: B000SFX2CK
Pages: 407
Comments: This is a very heavy read!! - Lots of statistical tables in the Appendices that contain interesting data from the the 1700s and early 1800s. I originally bought a 2008 re-print of the 1860 (3rd Edition) of this book but was unable to resist also buying an original 1st Edition from 1833 when it popped up on Amazon. This is the oldest original book in my collection by quite a stretch!

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 01:41 Mon 18 Jan 2010

A Wine Primer
Author: André L. Simon
First Published: 1946
Edition: 1964
Code/Source: ASIN: B0012OOBIU
Pages: 152
Comments: As far as I can tell this is a book which has the sole objective pof persuading people to drink various types of classic wine. No argument from me.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 01:42 Mon 18 Jan 2010

A Wine Primer
Author: André L. Simon
First Published: 1946
Edition: 1964
Code/Source: ASIN: B0012OOBIU
Pages: 152
Comments: As far as I can tell this is a book which has the sole objective pof persuading people to drink various types of classic wine. No argument from me.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 01:44 Mon 18 Jan 2010

Ancient and Modern Wines
Author: Francis Beardsall
First Published: 1839
Edition: PDF
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Comments: Not yet read.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 01:45 Mon 18 Jan 2010

Banks of the Douro
Author: Emily Clark
First Published: 1805
Edition: PDF
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