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A Life's Journey

A clearly presented and beautifully illustrated major new work on the subject.

About The Author

Philip Rowles - author of The Sherry Book

Philip Rowles is by training a Spanish linguist, who came to be in the Wine Trade almost by accident, but has now been in that Trade for almost 50 years.

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.

He has also had strong commercial and oenological links with Bodegas Torres, C.V.N.E, Bodegas Ochoa and Freixenet.

He was principal lecturer at Diploma Level for the WSET on both Spanish Light Wines and Sherry for many years, and for his contribution to Spanish Wine Education was made a member of the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino in 1991.

In the same year he was seconded to the E.U. in Brussels to help set up and roll out the fledgling E.U. Wine Inspectorate within the Agriculture Directorate.

For the last 20 years of his working life he was Wine Manager at Freixenet U.K., overseeing the technical aspects of their extensive Spanish, Californian and South American portfolio.

Now semi-retired he has found time to return to his first wine love – Sherry; and to write this book.

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The sample includes the foreword by BBC food presenter Joe Wadsack, introduction, final thoughts, photos and covers.

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Philip Rowles - author of The Sherry Book

What people are Saying about The Sherry Book 

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Sherry – A Life’s Journey should be designated as required reading for all students of Sherry, wherever they live, and at whatever level they are studying. Magnificent!

— Jan Pettersen
Director General – Owner
Bodegas Rey Fernando de Castilla – Jerez

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Sherry – A life’s Journey is a true Sherry masterpiece, describing in exemplary detail the making of Sherry, with all its complexities and idiosyncrasies.

The book not only contains a multitude of data, and pinpoints essential technical elements with the greatest rigour, but also, where relevant gives the author’s view on many important commercial and economic aspects concerning the making and marketing  of Sherry.

A magnificent piece of work Philip – Congratulations! 

— Luis Breton – Past Director of FEDEJREZ – The Sherry Global Promotional Body.

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Enhorabuena Philip – Supiste captar perfectamente El Mundo de Jerez!

Congratulations Philip – You have managed to perfectly encapsulate the world of Sherry!

— Manuel José Valcárcel
Research and Development Director
Bodegas Fundador – Jerez

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