Foot Trodden

Portugal and the wines that time forgot

The new book from Simon J Woolf and Ryan Opaz, is due for publication in October 2021.

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Foot Trodden is a story about the Portuguese soul, told through the lens of wine.

This book takes you on a journey from past to present and north to south. Discover the hidden Portugal and its vast repertoire of wines and ancient traditions.


Hear the story of independent winemakers, mavericks and rule-breakers who are redefining Portuguese wine.


A combination of gripping narrative and beautiful photography makes this a book you won't want to put down.

Foot Trodden is the follow-up from the award-winning team that brought you Amber Revolution - How the world learned to love orange wine


Reactions from leading wine and Portugal experts

"Simon and Ryan are experts at hunting down the stories that link iconic winemakers and terroirs to history, politics and culture. So who better to illuminate the secrets of Portugal's little understood but compelling wines?"

Elin McCoy, Bloomberg / Decanter

"Age old traditions are the basis of Portugal's modern wine movement. Simon’s and Ryan’s new book is an opportunity to discover why Portugal’s wine diversity is so exciting.

André Ribeirinho, Adegga / Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine Guide

"A pivotal narrative digging through the deep roots of Portugal's ancient traditions. Insightfully portrayed by Simon J. Woolf's impeccable writing and the detailed eye of Ryan Opaz.

Bruno Almeida, Certified Master Sommelier / New York

"As a long-time lover of Portuguese wine, I'm excited to see this new book.  A beautifully creative endeavour that looks set to introduce a new public to Portugal's remarkable wine scene"


Jamie Goode, The Wine Anorak

"Opaz and Woolf have a sure touch. A thoughtful exploration of winemaking in modern Portugal, and a very good read"


Charles Metcalfe, International Wine Challenge

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