From Napa and Sonoma to Santa Barbara and the South Coast, this definitive guide takes a lush, in-depth look at California winemaking, geography, and history. World Wine Guys Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen have gathered the most up-to-date information on the Golden State’s wine-growing regions, from Mendocino to San Diego, including detailed listings of outstanding producers and their best vintages. Biographical sidebars profile legendary winemakers—including Mark Beringer, Gina Gallo, Peter Mondavi Sr., and more—capturing their passions in their own words. The striking new format of this special edition features full-color images that showcase the rich beauty of the unparalleled California landscape, the rustic allure of the wineries, and the artful labels of the delicious wines they make.
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen, the World Wine Guys, are the authors of Wines of the Southern Hemisphere (Sterling Epicure, 2012), winner of the Gourmand International Award for Best Wine Book. The entertaining and lifestyle editors at Wine Enthusiast magazine, they have been featured guests on The TODAY Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The Better Show, and other programs. Their work has appeared in Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Saveur, and other publications, and the duo regularly host wine tastings and educational seminars, including at the Astor Center, Sherry-Lehmann, the Culinary Institute of America, and the Georgetown Club. They have received the prestigious Golden Pen Award for food, wine, and travel journalism and have been inducted into the Chevaliers du Tastevin at the Chateau du Clos de Vougeot in Burgundy. Visit them at WorldWineGuys.com.