"Amicis Winery Guides: Dream Tours of Napa & Sonoma by Ralph Amicis is being hailed as the best winery guide book in the region. Don't set out to visit your favorite wineries, or to discover new ones without it! More than just a survey book, or a daytrip guide, 'Dream Tours' includes valuable guidance about enjoying the tasting room experience, easy to use mapped tours for both counties, a comprehensive winery directory, plus restaurants and … [Read more...]
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Sip California by Lena Katz Having personally visited and tasted with someone from 900+ commercial producers within Napa County to date, whenever a wine tasting book comes across our desk our ears perk up - especially when such book provides information about the Napa Valley. This book covers all the major wine tasting regions of California listing top vineyards, wineries, culinary treats and related wine country attractions. What is … [Read more...]
The Critic by Peter May A murder mystery of a famed American Wine critic takes place in the vineyards of South West France. This wine critic was found literally pickled in wine hanging in the vineyards. Additional murders soon follow. Join Scottish investigator Enzo Macleod as he tries to track down this horrible crime. Enzo even takes a side trip to the wine country of California in the "hunt". … [Read more...]
Moon Northern California Wine Country by Philip Goldsmith covers the major Northern California wine regions from Santa Cruz to Livermore up through Napa and Sonoma to Mendocino County in the north. Many wine guides either do to little or try to cover to much; this book strikes a nice balance between some of the off the beaten path wineries as well as those with more of a public presence. In addition the descriptions of the wineries are more … [Read more...]
Romantic Napa Valley by Autumn Millhouse Looking for a romantic getaway to the wine country? Why not Napa - take the initial plunge with a purchase of Romantic Napa Valley. Let author, Autumn Millhouse share her undiscovered secrets for top romantic wineries, restaurants activities and more. Highlights include information and photos about each of Napa's small towns, wine education, and top romantic hotels. Autumn is a Napa native who … [Read more...]
New Classic Winemakers of California by Steve Heimoff Join author Steve Heimoff as he visits with a number of prominent winemakers, all based in California. The reviews are less an interview but are written in more of a conversation prose. Reviews are in-depth, focused and personal. Sections of the book and specific winemakers are divided into decades starting with the 1970's through the 1990's. The forward was written by Bill Harlan, … [Read more...]