Rich, Rare & Red

A Guide to Port

Ben Howkins



ISBN: 9781846892011

PUBLICATION DATE: October 23, 2014

CATEGORY: Food and Drink

BINDING: Paperback

EXTENT: 224 pages

Also available as: Ebook

An updated and expanded edition of the book that captures the essence of port and what it means to the people who produce it and who who drink it Packed with a wealth of up-to-date information, including a complete list of vintages and guide to tasting, this book will appeal to lovers of wine, food, and travel as well as the serious student of port. Ben Howkins offers a concise history of port and the port trade as they have developed over the last 300 years. He covers important changes in recent ownership of the major shippers and highlights the people driving change in the industry while protecting port's heritage.

Meet the author Ben Howkins

Ben Howkins is regarded as the UK’s foremost writer and expert on both port and sherry. He was awarded the Vintners’ Scholarship in 1963, making him the youngest person to receive this award. His experience in Europe’s vineyards, working with many leading vintners, informs his commitment to educate others in the enjoyment of wine. He is a member of the Vintners Company, co founder of Royal Tokaji, past Trustee of WSET (Wine & Spirit Educational Trust ), a director of Last Drop Distillers and is currently introducing wine libraries to affluent Chinese wine lovers.