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Port and the Douro


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Acknowledgements Preface to the third edition 1. Port and the Douro up to date 2. Vineyards, vines and quintas 3. Making Port: Tradition and technology 4. Port types 5. Vintage Port 6. Port producers and shippers 7. Douro wines 8. Directions in Oporto and the Douro 9. Postscript Glossary Appendices i. Institutions promoting and regulating Port and Douro wine ii. Port beneficio / total production 2001-2011 iii. Port grape varieties iv. Global sales of Port wine v. Global share of premium Ports Index Maps Map 1. The north of Portugal and the Douro Map 2. The Douro, showing prominent quintas Map 3. The location of Port lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia Figures Fig. 1. Contrasting systems of cultivation in Douro vineyards Fig. 2. Autovinification Illustrations Terraces, Cima Corgo Noble house, Vilarica Verandah, Quinta do Bomfim `Bombs house', Sao Joao de Pesqueira Octagenarian vine Harvester's kitchen, Quinta do Bomfim Granite chapel, Sao Salvador do Mundo Senhora da Ribeira. `John Major had lunch here' Cestos: old and new Macacos: `monkey sticks' Basket press Baloes ... `ginas', `mamas', `Lollobrigidas' Toneis, pipas and balseiros Fonseca's room with a view Ponte D. Luiz and Gaia Bacalhau Barco rabelo One of the world's great train journeys

About the Author

Richard Mayson is an award-winning wine writer and an authority on Portuguese wine. A lecturer and consultant, he writes for Decanter, Wine International and The World of Fine Wine and is a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Wine and Larousse Encyclopaedia of Wine. His books include Portugal's Wine and Winemakers and The Wines and Vineyards of Portugal. He is Chair of the Decanter World Wine Awards for Port and Madeira Wine and the owner of a vineyard in the Alto Alentejo region. Leo Duff was born in Belfast and studied Illustration at Brighton College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London. She is currently Course Director of MA Drawing as Process at Kingston University, Surrey, England.

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