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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 02:14 Mon 18 Jan 2010

Portugal Illustrated
Author: William Morgan Kinsey
First Published: 1829
Edition: PDF
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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 02:15 Mon 18 Jan 2010

Portugal, Old and New
Author: Oswald John Frederick Crawfurd
First Published: 1880
Edition: 1880
Code/Source: ASIN: B000878I8G
Pages: 386
Comments: I have not yet read this book. I was lucky enough to acquire a 1st Edition copy in reasonable condition and look forward to turning its 130 year old pages to find out what lies inside.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 02:15 Mon 18 Jan 2010

Portugal's Wines and Wine-Makers
Author: Richard Mayson
First Published: 1992
Edition: 1992
Code/Source: ISBN-13: 978-0091771560
Pages: 229
Comments: A great read covering all of the principal wine regions of Portugal. The chapter on Port obviously contains some overlap with Mayson's later works but this is a nice book to own as most of its focus is on the other wines of Portugal and the people who make them.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 02:16 Mon 18 Jan 2010

Reminiscences of a vintner
Author: Ian Maxwell Campbell
First Published: 1950
Edition: 1950
Code/Source: ASIN: B0000CHT60
Pages: 276
Comments: The reminiscences of Ian Maxwell Campbell covering his carreer as a Vintner. The book is dedicated to "The Master, Wardens and Liverymen of the Vintners' Company". I have not yet read this book.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 02:17 Mon 18 Jan 2010

Rich, Rare and Red
Author: Ben Howkins
First Published: 1982
Edition: 2003
Code/Source: ISBN-13: 978-1891267635
Pages: 180
Comments: A very good starting point for port lovers to begin reading on the subject but also an enjoyable read for the more experienced.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 02:18 Mon 18 Jan 2010

Sherry & Port
Author: Herbert Warner Allen
First Published: 1952
Edition: 1952
Code/Source: ASIN: B001A9K168
Pages: 214
Comments: An informative little book that proved to be a useful distraction on a couple of long train journeys.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 02:18 Mon 18 Jan 2010

Stay me with Flagons
Author: Maurice Healy
First Published: 1940
Edition: 1941
Code/Source: ASIN: B0007IU2QW
Pages: 290
Comments: Described by the author as "A book about wine and other things". It looks like an interesting read, and includes a chapter dedicated to Port.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 02:19 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The Blood of the Grape: The Wine Trade Text Book
Author: André L. Simon
First Published: 1920
Edition: PDF
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Post by DRT » 02:19 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The British Battalion at Oporto
Author: Corporal Knight
First Published: 1834
Edition: PDF
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Post by DRT » 02:20 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The British Factory Oporto
Author: Elaine Sanceau
First Published: 1970
Edition: 1970
Code/Source: ASIN: B001CKZD3G
Pages: 128
Comments: A nice little book dedicated to the glory days of the Factory House and its members.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 02:21 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The Civil War in Portugal
Author: Hugh Owen
First Published: 1836
Edition: PDF
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Post by DRT » 02:23 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The English Housewife
Author: Gervase Markham
First Published: 1615
Edition: 1986
Code/Source: ISBN-13: 978-0773511033
Pages: 321
Comments: This is a book written by an early 17th century gentleman setting out the "virtues" that any good housewife should possess, including the virtues of maintaining a husband's cellar. It's a scream! Women today don't appreciate just how lucky they are that the contemporary gentleman has a more relaxed attitude to what constitutes a virtuous woman.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 02:25 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The Factory House at Oporto
Author: John Delaforce
First Published: 1990
Edition: 1990
Code/Source: ISBN-13: 978-0747006145
Pages: 128
Comments: This is a nice book to have in the collection but it is a very heavy read.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 02:26 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The Fireside Book of Wine
Author: Bespaloff Alexis
First Published: 1984
Edition: 1984
Code/Source: ISBN-13: 978-0671530693
Pages: 445
Comments: A book of quotations from a large number of wine critics and famous wine lovers including Franklin, Hemingway, Jefferson, Byron, Dahl and many others. A pick up and put down book.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 02:27 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The Port Companion - A Connoisseur's Guide
Author: Godfrey Spence
First Published: 1997
Edition: 2002
Code/Source: ISBN: 1 84092 374 1
Pages: 224
Comments: A great little book for those new to the subject of port. This was the first book I owned on the subject and read it from cover to cover many times. You just can't have a port book collection without one of these.

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Re: Books About Port and Wine

Post by DRT » 02:35 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The Prize Essay on Portugal
Author: Joseph James Forrester
First Published: 1854
Edition: PDF
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Post by DRT » 02:35 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The Spirit, Wine, Dealer's and Publican's Director
Author: Edward Palmer
First Published: 1824
Edition: PDF
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Post by DRT » 02:36 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The State of the Wine Trade
Author: James Warre
First Published: 1823
Edition: PDF
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Post by DRT » 02:37 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The Story of the Vine
Author: Edward R. Emerson
First Published: 1902
Edition: PDF
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Post by DRT » 02:37 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The Wholesale and Retail Wine and Spirit Merchants Companion and Complete Instructor to the Trade
Author: Joseph Hartley
First Published: 1839
Edition: 2009
Code/Source: ISBN-13: 978-1104923624
Pages: 236
Comments: One of a number of similar books from this period instructing the trade on the care and treatment of wines and spirits.

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Post by DRT » 02:41 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The Wine Drinker's Manual
Author: Unknown
First Published: 1830
Edition: 2010
Code/Source: ISBN-13: 978-1440477379
Pages: 308
Comments: Gabbler describes this as "A well-written account of the best known vineyards and the different processes of winemaking. Chiefly derived from the works of Jullien, Henderson, McCulloch and other experts of the day."

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Post by DRT » 02:41 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The Wine Merchant's Companion and Butler's Manual
Author: Andre Jullien
First Published: 1825
Edition: PDF
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Post by DRT » 02:48 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The Wine Trade Student's Companion
Author: David Burroughs and Norman Bezzant
First Published: 1975
Edition: 1978
Code/Source: ISBN-13: 978-0004352183
Pages: 208
Comments: I have not yet read this book. The sub-title describes it as "A manual for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Certificate course"

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Post by DRT » 02:50 Mon 18 Jan 2010

The Wines of Portugal
Author: Jan Read
First Published: 1982
Edition: 1987
Code/Source: ISBN-13: 978-0571150038
Pages: 190
Comments: Not yet read.

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Post by DRT » 02:50 Mon 18 Jan 2010

They Went to Portugal
Author: Rose Macaulay
First Published: 1946
Edition: 1946
Code/Source: ISBN-13: 978-0140095371
Pages: 443
Comments: This is a history of the British people who have migrated to or worked in Portugal over 8 centuries. The history of the British shippers is just one piece of what looks like a very interesting jigsaw.

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