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A Consumer Revolution in Wine – Palate Pres

A Consumer Revolution in Wine
Palate Pres
In 2003, Eric LeVine, a wine collector, built a data-management program for his cellar. His friends soon begged him to share it online so they could catalog their wines and record tasting notes. So LeVine made his program available to everyone, for free.

California Wine Country
This user-friendly and highly discerning Field Guide focuses on the Golden State’s most popular and newsworthy wine regions–from Napa Valley to the Central Coast to fast-growing Baja. This full-flavored guide will please the palates and temperaments of beginning and experienced wine enthusiasts alike, with all the breadth and expertise readers expect from Sunset. Based on rigorous in-the-field research by two of Sunset magazine’s most respected staffers, the recommendations are intentionally selective, rather than comprehensive, directing readers only to California’s best wineries and wine-country travel experiences. California Wine Country has all the bells and whistles of a classic travel guide: compact size, gorgeous maps, concise itineraries, and colorful illustrations. Plus easy-to-follow listings for everything from can’t-miss wineries to must-see, off-the-path discoveries. And, of course, all the essentials for planning an exceptional trip: information on lodging, restaurants, routes, destinations, and activities. Features: Carefully researched and highly selective guide to California’s most popular and newsworthy wine regions

Maps for each wine region locate wineries, restaurants, and places to stay

Listings are flagged as “Favorites” and “Discoveries” so readers can plan their journeys to include can’t-miss wineries and off-beat destinations

Includes an introduction by award-winning author Karen MacNeil

Customer Review: Very imcomplete
Limited information and so many wineries were left out. Livermore, where I live, has numerous wineries, especially Wente and Concannon which are world renown, was not mentioned at all. Even the areas they mentioned, such as Napa and Sonoma, were not covered as they deserve. I realize that this is a field guide and designed to cover the most “popular” and “newsworthy”, but if you are real wine enthusiast, you will probably be as disappointed as I was.

Customer Review: A pick for any California visitor or resident who loves wine and travel.
There are plenty of wine travel books on the market, but what makes CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY special is several attributes. First, a coat-pocket-sized appearance with a hard cover lends to take-along tote and easy consultation, especially the numerous maps and charts with display the latest wine country wineries, hotels, restaurants and more. Review of hundreds of wineries from 11 top regions throughout the state also lend to travelers who plan on going beyond the usual Napa/Sonoma Northern California regions. From suggested touring routes to winery web pages, phones, descriptions of wines and more, CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY is a top field guide not to be missed: a pick for any California visitor or resident who loves wine and travel.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch

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