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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
Between our love of all things vinous - and the upcoming holiday gifting season on the horizon, we couldn't be more excited to announce our latest Partnership with Marc Nadeau, L’Academie du Vin school and L’Academie du vin library to offer an array of books produced by a pantheon of the most time honoured and internationally respected wine writers. These books are exquisite pieces of art albeit ones that can be touched, opened, and thoroughly enjoyed.
The Académie du Vin Library was founded by Steven Spurrier and was dedicated to publishing the finest wine writing of the past, the present and the future. The story behind the name came from Steven’s days in Paris in the 1970s, when he began running wine appreciation courses for his English-speaking friends. These books are the best way increase your enjoyment of wine, without needing to get a degree to become a sommelier. From autobiographies to regional profiles to in-depth features on some of the most important estates in the world of wine, this collection contains must-have literature for the wine enthusiast.
Whether you're looking to add some gorgeous pieces to your cellar, or searching for a hard to find gift for the wine lover on your shopping list this holiday season, we have you covered. These books, from globally revered icons, are one of the greatest gifts for any true wine lover, and the best way to spend your WineOnline reward points!
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