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Read Between the Vines

Three wine books to enjoy!



While coverage spans the country in American Wine: The Ultimate Companion to the Wines and Wineries of the United States, critically acclaimed wine writer Jancis Robinson and James Beard Award–winner Linda Murphy dedicate the first section to California, with remarkable detail on the esteemed Napa and Sonoma appellations. Fascinating anecdotes and breathtaking images of more than 30 properties fill the pages of Napa Valley Iconic Wineries, the perfect gift for collectors and fans of the brands featured. Highlights include Oakville’s Gargiulo Vineyards and Rutherford’s stunning Round Pond Estate—with bar codes that launch videos on your smart phone. Rock and Vine: Next Generation Changemakers in America’s Wine Country profiles 11 wine professionals blazing trails in Napa and Sonoma. From kegging wine to growing sustainable vineyards, these young talents are applying new skills and technologies to their own labels, while also taking a page from iconic Northern California wine brands.

 

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Napa Noshing

New restaurants open their doors around town.

The Holy Grail

A trifecta of talent introduces the newest cult cabernet.

Dive In

This summer, Bardessono is throwing a monthly afternoon party on the rooftop pool deck, and everyone is invited.

Big Fun at Meritage

The Meritage Resort and Spa may be one of the biggest hotels in Napa since its mega renovation this past year, but the place has the feeling of a giant Tuscan-style playroom.

Hyperlocal Craft Beer Nile Zacherle in Napa Valley

Nile Zacherle of Mad Fritz is starting his own hop movement, crafting hyperlocal beers with a winemaker’s perspective.

10 Years Fresh

Celebrating the one decade anniversary of Oxbow Public Market, the business that helped put Napa on California's culinary map.

Beyond Cab and Chardonnay

Tocai Friulano, anyone? Trousseau Gris? Tocai Friulano, anyone? Trousseau Gris? If Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Chardonnay queen, Pinot Noir prince, and Zinfandel the wild court jester, what’s to make of the escalating number of esoteric varietals....

The New Napa

Ditch the Car

New Sips

Enjoy these new releases and tasting rooms in Wine Country.

Inside Wine Country

From locally inspired recipes to essays on winemaking, these new books have it all.

Bread Winner

Any Thomas Keller enthusiast who waits in a Disneyland-long line to get into Yountville’s Bouchon Bakery will know that the bakery’s new cookbook—much like the treats behind the door—is a gift to behold.
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