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Best Napa Valley Wine - Napa Valley Wine Country (Images of America: California)
Napa Valley Wine Country (Images of America:

Best Napa Valley Wine

California's upper Napa Valley is regarded by many as the premier wine-growing region in America. Producing vintages since the 1850s, the mountain-ringed valley studded with ancient oaks is the setting for several wineries that have been active for more than a century, overcoming a variety of challenges from insect invasions to Prohibition. But Napa's "Up Valley" also has a rich pioneer heritage that extends beyond its famous vineyards and cellars. Home to some of California's earliest settlers and the staging and recruiting area for the Bear Flag Revolt, the region was also home to California's first resort spas and a silver and cinnabar mining industry that brought wealth to some investors but disappointment to many others.

  • Brand: Brand: Arcadia Publishing
  • ASIN: 0738528765
Best Napa Valley Wine - A Tale of Two Valleys: Wine, Wealth and the Battle for the Good Life in Napa and Sonoma
A Tale of Two Valleys: Wine, Wealth and the Battle for the Good Life in Napa and

Best Napa Valley Wine

When acclaimed journalist Alan Deutschman came to the California wine country as the lucky house guest of very rich friends, he was surprised to discover a raging controversy. A civil war was being fought between the Napa Valley, which epitomized elitism, prestige and wealthy excess, and the neighboring Sonoma Valley, a rag-tag bohemian enclave so stubbornly backward that rambunctious chickens wandered freely through town. But the antics really began when new-money invaders began pushing out Sonoma’s poets and painters to make way for luxury resorts and trophy houses that seemed a parody of opulence. A Tale of Two Valleys captures these stranger-than-fiction locales with the wit of a Tom Wolfe novel and uncorks the hilarious absurdities of life among the wine world’s glitterati.Deutschman found that on the weekends the wine country was like a bunch of gracious hosts smiling upon their guests, but during the week the families feuded with each other and their neighbors like the Hatfields and McCoys. Napa was a comically exclusive club where the super-rich fought desperately to get in. Sonoma’s colorful free spirits and iconoclasts were wary of their bohemia becoming the next playground for the rapacious elite. So, led by a former taxicab driver and wine-grape picker, a cheese...

  • Brand: Broadway
  • ASIN: 0767907035
Best Napa Valley Wine - But First, Champagne: A Modern Guide to the World’s Favorite Wine
But First, Champagne: A Modern Guide to the World’s Favorite

Best Napa Valley Wine

Both the region of Champagne and its wines have always been associated with prestige and luxury. Knowledgeable wine enthusiasts have long discussed top Champagnes with the same reverence they reserve for the finest wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy. But everyday Americans usually keep Champagne way back on the high shelf. It’s for big celebrations, send-offs, and wedding toasts and, more often than not, is bought by the case. The good stuff costs plenty—and frankly, rarely seems worth the price.Today, though, Champagne is in the midst of a renaissance—no longer to be unjustly neglected.Over the past decade, an increasing number of wine enthusiasts have discovered the joys of grower Champagne—wines made by the farmers who grow the grapes. Thanks to a few key wine importers and America’s newfound obsession with knowing where food comes from, these shipments have been climbing steadily.In But First, Champagne, author David White details Champagne’s history along with that of its wines, explains how and why the market is changing, and profiles the region’s leading producers.This book is essential reading for wine enthusiasts, adventurous drinkers, foodies, sommeliers, and drinks professionals. With a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the region, its history, and its le...

  • ASIN: 1510711449
Best Napa Valley Wine - Napa Valley Cabernets: The Best of California's Wine Country
Napa Valley Cabernets: The Best of California's Wine

Best Napa Valley Wine

Napa Valley Cabernets includes more than one hundred wineries and their flagship Cabernets, which were featured at CabFest 2016 in California’s Napa Valley, one of the world’s most celebrated wine regions.  Napa Valley Cabernets is a celebration of lifestyle, luxury, and, most of all, Cabernet Sauvignon. The first remarkable California Cabernets were those made in the 1880s and 1890s at the Inglenook estate in Rutherford in the heart of the Napa Valley. Since then, Napa Valley has become one of the world’s most celebrated wine regions, an international destination for casual wine fans and aficionados alike, and the region’s Cabernets continue to impress even the staunchest Cab critics. Here readers will find more than one hundred of Napa Valley’s finest Cabernet Sauvignons, their vintage, unique attributes, and tasting notes, as well as the stories behind the dedicated vintners that strive to produce excellence from this king of red grapes. Included also is stunning photography of the estates and winemakers, as well as breathtaking images of Napa Valley, evoking the beauty and lifestyle of the region, and articulating its unique draw. Taken together, this is among the most comprehensive guides to the Cabernets of Napa Valley, and is an essential guide for connoisseurs...

  • ASIN: 1608879437
Best Napa Valley Wine - Fodor's Napa & Sonoma (Full-color Travel Guide)
Fodor's Napa & Sonoma (Full-color Travel

Best Napa Valley Wine

Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for more than 80 years. One of the country's most idyllic getaways, Napa and Sonoma charm visitors with superb wineries and wine, trendy restaurants and intimate resorts, and pampering spas. Time may seem to stand still in the iconic California countryside with its rows of leafy vines, but the luxury and sophistication here are thoroughly modern.This travel guide includes:· Dozens of full-color maps· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks· In-depth breakout feature on visiting the wineries provides a step-by-step look at wine touring and wine production, along with tips for tasting and a "winespeak" glossary· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what's off the beaten path· Coverage of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, Calistoga, Sonoma Valley, Healdsburg, Geyserville, Russian River, and West CountyPlanning to visit more of California? Check our Fodor's state-wide travel guide to California and also Fodor's San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego guides.

  • ASIN: 0147546869
Best Napa Valley Wine - Moon Napa & Sonoma (Travel Guide)
Moon Napa & Sonoma (Travel

Best Napa Valley Wine

Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides!Incomparable wines, award-winning cuisine, rolling hills, and historic towns: discover the heart of California wine country with Moon Napa & Sonoma.Strategic itineraries, from a romantic weekend getaway to a week exploring the whole regionIn-depth coverage of Napa Valley and Southern and Northern Sonoma, with a bonus chapter on San FranciscoFull-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughoutThe best winery tours to fit your taste and timeline, and a guide to classic California wines and where to find themMust-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Sample Cabs, Pinots, and Chardonnays on the Napa Valley Wine Train, or exclusive varietals at a unique family-owned vineyard. Explore the forests and farms of the lush Russian River Valley, the historic charms of downtown Sonoma, or the hip revitalization of Guerneville. Soak in hot springs at a luxurious spa, or spend a day rafting, hiking, or even hot-air ballooning. Indulge in fresh produce at a farmers market, splurge on Michelin-starred restaurants, and enjoy a night of dancing at a trendy jazz barHonest advice from Bay Area native Elizabeth Linhart Veneman on when to go and where to stay, from upscale resorts and "glamping" yurts, to budget motels and famil...

  • Brand: MOON
  • ASIN: 1631214659
Best Napa Valley Wine - Wine Trails: 52 Perfect Weekends in Wine Country (Lonely Planet)
Wine Trails: 52 Perfect Weekends in Wine Country (Lonely

Best Napa Valley Wine

From Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher, Wine Trails, the first book in Lonely Planet's "Perfect Weekends" series, introduces the secret gems in well-known regions such as Napa and Sonoma, Tuscany, Burgundy and Rioja, and also explores off-the-beaten-path regions in Georgia, Greece and beyond. Detailed itineraries recommending the most interesting wineries and the best places to stay and eat in 52 wine regions near major cities make this perfect for travel enthusiasts who enjoy wine. Winemakers offer personal insights into what wines to taste and why they're special and help you to understand a place, its people and their traditions through the wine that is made there. Gorgeous photography, maps and in-the-know authors complete the package. Authors: Lonely Planet, Mark Andrew, Robin Barton, Sarah Bennett, Lee Snider, John Brunton, Bridget Gleeson, Virginia Maxwell, Jeremy Quinn, Helen Ranger, and Luke Waterson. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more o...

  • ASIN: 1743607504
Best Napa Valley Wine - The Kitchen Queen 50 Premiere Winemakers of Napa Valley: Their Insights and Inspirations Hardcover Photo Book, Best Seller Coffee Table Display Hardcover Wine Book Gift
The Kitchen Queen 50 Premiere Winemakers of Napa Valley: Their Insights and Inspirations Hardcover Photo Book, Best Seller Coffee Table Display Hardcover Wine Book

Best Napa Valley Wine

Offering a unique and often private look at the talent behind the booming wine industry of Napa Valley, this coffee table book couples 50 portraits with heartfelt stories and personal journeys from the most iconic and influential winemakers of the Valley. Readers will enjoy the insightful answers to questions such as the qualities that make a wine worth $150 and up, winemakers that have been influential, and how wine came into the lives of the profiled winemakers. This book gives wine aficionados a one-of-a-kind chance to view the world of wine through the eyes of the experts. Great Father's Day Gift.

  • ASIN: B06XCCHL1T
  • UPC: 690996642263
Best Napa Valley Wine - Napa: The Story of an American Eden
Napa: The Story of an American

Best Napa Valley Wine

James Conaway's remarkable bestseller delves into the heart of California's lush and verdant Napa Valley, also known as America's Eden. Long the source of succulent grapes and singular wines, this region is also the setting for the remarkable true saga of the personalities behind the winemaking empires. This is the story of Gallos and Mondavis, of fortunes made and lost, of dynasties and destinies. In this delightful, full-bodied social history, James Conaway charts the rise of a new aristocracy and, in so doing, chronicles the collective ripening of the American dream. More than a wine book, Napa is a must-read for anyone interested in our country's obsession with money, land, power, and prestige.

  • Color: Multicolor
  • Brand: Conaway, James
  • ASIN: 0618257985
  • UPC: 046442257985

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