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#9 Real Men Drink Port ... and Ladies Do Too!

by Ben Howkins

Here's a book that manages to amuse and entertain. If you want an interesting and complete overview of the Port wine industry without having to read a text book, I can think of no finer tome. Ben Howkins is well known for his knowledge of Port, and is able to convey fascinating details with passion as he examines the history of both Port wine and the Port drinker from early days to the present. There are some behind the scenes surprises revealed here that make this an essential book for the Port lover.

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  • your links don't always work and your e-mails are far too frequent! If that can not be changed I will likely stop using your service

    Nov 28, 2011 at 4:54 PM


  • Snooth User: PLMO
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    Tim Fenton's a man after my own heart! I love telling little stories about wines I sell...about my trip to that vineyard, how a celebrity had a runner purchase a particular wine from me....to me, it helps make wine less daunting and more personalized! That book's going on my wish list!!!

    Nov 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM


  • You know what's really good?

    Giving someone a book on, for example, port - and also giving them the wine it describes!

    Nothing like drinking a wine while you're reading about it.

    (Or am I simply posting my own Xmas wishlist...? Is that you, Mrs K?)

    http://www.sedimentblog.com

    Nov 29, 2011 at 6:27 AM


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