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Portuguese Wine - Raymond Postgate

J. M. Dent & Sons, 1969, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges, slight soiling to the lower panel. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with line drawings & maps. From the cover: “The name of Raymond Postgate, most distinguished of wine and food writers, is sufficient guarantee of the soundness of Portuguese Wine. While Port and Madeira are properly covered, the book’s main emphasis is on the table wines now becoming so popular in Britain. It is written with Raymond Postgate’s customary blend of entertainment and scholarship, combining topography and local history with information about the origins, growth and qualities of the wines the visitor to Portugal or Madeira may choose, as well as those exported to Britain.

An unusual feature of the book is a chapter on tours of the wine-growing areas, which are of outstanding beauty and interest. Each area is illustrated by a map showing numbered roads and accompanied by notes on suggested routes.

There is advice on what wines to drink and where to drink them: the green wines of the Minho district, most typical and interesting of Portuguese wines; the Douro clarets and white wines; the prolific wines of the Dao area; the wines of Lisbon, well known in Victorian days (Colares, Carcavelos, etc.); the Lagoa wines of the far south. For those at home there is information on which wines are imported and by which firms, and how to choose among them.

Portuguese Wine and Carol Wright’s Portuguese Food were published simultaneously: they make excellent companions for readers, for travellers, and for all who enjoy the pleasures of the table.”

Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Grey boards with Red titling to the Spine. 102 pages.

This one has already found a new owner.