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Meet the Editorial Board

Richard Mayson writes for Decanter and The World of Fine Wine, and is an award-winning author of five books on wine, Chair of the Decanter World Wine Awards for Port and Madeira Wine and the owner of a vineyard in the Alto Alentejo region. In 2014 Richard Mayson received the Louis Roederer International Wine Feature Writer of the Year Award.

Sarah Jane Evans MW is an award winning wine writer and author who judges and lectures internationally. She became a Master of Wine in 2006, and was Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine from 2014 to 2016. Sarah Jane has a special interest in the wines of Spain and is co-Chair of the Decanter World Wine Awards.

James Tidwell MS co-founded the TEXSOM Conference, now in its fourteenth year, and is also co-owner and producer of the TEXSOM International Wine Awards. James is a writer, speaker, consultant and entrepreneur who is expert in the worlds of wine, tea and sake. His writing has appeared in World of Fine WineLonely PlanetCelebrated Living and The Dallas Morning News.


Welcome to the Classic Wine Library, a series of books on wines and spirits by world-renowned experts.

Aimed at the serious wine enthusiast these books radiate the authors’ love of their subject. Each book in the series provides insights into the history, production and appreciation of the wine or spirit under review along with details of producers and tasting notes as well as more anecdotal information. Lists of vintages and shippers are also included where appropriate. Written with a light, readable touch by internationally acknowledged experts, the Classic Wine Library aims to entertain as well as educate with books that are fresh and zesty rather than cloying and crusted.

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Featured titles

Port and the Douro
Fourth edition
Author: Richard Mayson
Port and the Douro front cover
Sake and the wines of Japan
Author: Anthony Rose
The wines of New Zealand
Author: Rebecca Gibb MW
The wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova
Author: Caroline Gilby MW
The wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova front cover
The wines of northern Spain
From Galicia to the Pyrenees and Rioja to the Basque Country
Author: Sarah Jane Evans MW
Wines of the Languedoc
Author: Rosemary George MW
Languedoc front cover
A social and cultural history of the drink that changed our lives
Author: Rod Phillips
Wine front cover
The wines of Greece
Author: Konstantinos Lazarakis MW
Understanding the pink wine revolution
Author: Elizabeth Gabay MW
Amarone and the fine wines of Verona
Author: Michael Garner
Amarone and the fine wines of Verona book cover