A revolution has been taking place in the vineyards and wineries of Portugal during the last twenty years, bringing hundreds of new wines onto the international market. Indigenous grape varieties that were once obscure are now becoming mainstream.
Books & Publications
This page includes information on the books and publications that Richard Mayson has written in recent years together with reviews and awards.
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Laurence Stephen Lowry RBA RA is mostly thought about in terms of his people and their industrial setting but there is a great deal more to be read from the detail of his paintings. Throughout his artistic career, Lowry used street furniture to brilliant effect.
This book is an essential and up-to-date reference to one of the world's greatest wines and the finest mountain wine region.
Madeira: the Islands and their Wines - New Edition Published July 2016
There has been a rapid transformation in Portuguese wines over the past decade. A new-wave of forward thinking winemakers has been getting to grips with Portugal's unique range of grape varieties and quality has improved dramatically.
Richard Mayson was asked by the Symington family, owners of Dow's Port, to write this commemorative work for the company's bicentenary in 1998.
Joseph James Forrester was more than a winemaker, artist, pioneer photographer and botanist, he was also a surveyor and cartographer. His legacy, more than any of his other avocations, is his map making. His 'Great Map', The Portuguese Douro and Adjacent Country, is at once both handsome and rare.
"The best book to come from a UK writer for many a year. It's thorough, in depth and very readable" - International Wine Academy, San Francisco