The Wine Diaries


magnum_s_100Our illustrated wine diaries cover the whole vinous spectrum: from the schist strewn terraces of Portugal's majestic Douro valley to the legendary chateaux of Bordeaux, a combination of beautiful images and imaginative prose bring the winemaker's world to life. Across the greatest vineyards of Spain, France, Portugal and North America A Good Nose travels to the best destinations in wine and shares the daily routine of leading winemakers, chateau proprietors and critics - all of those whose lives depend upon the noble grape.


Latest Diary


Quinta do Noval - Harvest Diary: ten special days during vindima at this legendary Quinta in the wild and rugged Douro valley. David Eley was invited by AXA Millesimes to record this live illustrated diary in late September. A vivid portrayal describing the daily routine of an estate where no two days are quite the same, from backbreaking work on the terraces to tasting some of the greatest Port wines ever made. Life at Noval is magical and to be in the Douro valley at this time of year provides a unique experience never to be forgotten... see menu>



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