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Producer : Academie du Vin Library
Region : England (UK)
ON CALIFORNIA captures the essence of California’s spectacular array of wine. Beyond the intricate flavours of today's Pinot Noir, the power of its Cabernet Sauvignon and the elegance of Chardonnay it asks what brought these wines to the Golden State in the first place? It also looks at the people who have made California wine great. The pioneers, the boffins, the whizzkids and scientists, many of whom tell their stories on its pages – some in precious archive material, others have set down their thoughts mid-pandemic in 2021, not least wine royalty Randall Grahm, Gerald Asher, Steven Spurrier, Paul Draper and Warren Winiarski. Contributions from Elaine Chukan Brown, Mary Margaret McCamic MW, Karen MacNeil, Esther Mobley, Lisa Perrotti -Brown MW, Liz Thach MW, Clare Tooley MW and Kelli White as well as British favourites, Hugh Johnson, Jane Anson and Fiona Morrison MW and more.
"California’s wine is the most important development since the Romans planted vines on the slopes of Burgundy and in the sand and gravel around Bordeaux" - Hugh Johnson
246 x 189mm, 272pp hardback
Our aim at the Académie du Vin Library is to bring you the very best wine writing of the past, the present and the future. Some of our books are undisputed classics – refreshed for today’s reader but without losing any of the charm, or wisdom, of a more innocent time. Our new titles are, we believe, destined to become the classics of the future: easy to read, easy on the eye, and all with something new and important to say.
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