Port and the Douro is the first title in the Infinite Ideas Classic Wine Library. Written in an authoritative but entertaining manner by port expert Richard Mayson, this completely updated edition offers unparalleled insight into the world of port and Douro wines. From the history of viniculture in Portugal (the grape is thought to have been brought there by the Phoenicians) to the present day, this wonderful book offers the reader the inside story of these magnificent wines. Mayson details the different styles of port, explains how they are made and by which producers. With vintage reports stretching back to 1896, an exploration of viticultural methods and an analysis of the leading quintas, Port and the Douro is an indispensable reference guide to the world’s greatest fortified wine.