Philip Rowles , who has worked in the UK wine trade for almost 50 years has written 'The Sherry Book', a comprehensive account of the industry, the product and its producer
Following his formative years at Williams & Humbert in Jerez he has worked in various capacities with several Sherry Bodegas, including González Byass, Garvey, Marqués de Real Tesoro and Lustau.
For over 20 years Philip travelled to Ireland to give the WSET Spanish lectures to Irish Diploma students in Belfast, Dublin and Cork and as a result is very well known to many people currently working in the Irish wine trade.
Now semi-retired he has found time to write The Sherry Book.
Reviews for the book: The wine industry has been crying out for a book like this on Sherry for two decades. It is clear, technically precise and extremely easy to read. It clears up many misunderstandings about the genre, fills in huge gaps in common understanding, including where and how the raw materials are grown, what terms like ‘Palo Cortado’ actually mean (something which took me years to fully understand), and is wonderfully easy to read! Joe Wadsack – Wine Journalist, T.V. Presenter and Blogger.
Students of wine, whether they be studying for the Master of Wine, MS or WSET Diploma have long needed an authoritative guide to that most fascinating and complex wine that is Sherry. Philip’s deep and longstanding knowledge of the region and its bodegas coupled with his fascination with the wine provides the reader with an insight which is not available elsewhere. Phil Reedman M.W. - Wine Educator and Consultant, Adelaide, Australia.
The book is priced at €30.00 per copy including postage and packaging. There will be discounts of 15% off the book price for WSET and MW students*