How did you get to be involved, how was the editorial board formed and how do you decide which books are going to be written and who is going to write them?
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I was looking for a publisher for my book on Port and she suggested that I contact them. They liked my proposal and the third edition of Port and the Douro published in was a success so they suggested that we might look out for more titles. Initially I was the sole Series Editor but it became clear that if we wanted to expand the series we needed more editors. I thought that she would be a good author to cover Spain The Wines of Northern Spain was published in and with her knowledge and contacts I thought she would be a good co-editor.
So it has proved. We also needed someone with publishing experience in North America where the books are also published and we were delighted to welcome Master Sommelier James Tidwell to the editorial board in We communicate by email, have regular meetings with the publishers in London and suggest potential titles and authors to each other. If we all agree, we follow this up.
Now that Classic Wine Library is up and running and gaining momentum we frequently receive proposals from potential authors. I am always meeting up with potential new authors to discuss the series. Every wine-producing country or region works in a different way and our authors are the experts. They are the ones who shape the book.
Having said that, the editors approve the format of the book at the outset and we issue our authors with guidelines. The books must not be too long or unwieldy Spain, for example has had to be split into two and California will need to be split up as well and our authors have to be selective about which producers to include.
We are not looking for a directory of producers.
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The books should be seen as a good read for someone who wants to sit down and gain in-depth understanding but also be a work of reference for someone visiting a particular country or region. We are not looking for tasting notes that date quickly but books that have a shelf life and can be easily and regularly revised and updated.
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