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A Very Good Year: The Journey of a California Wine from Vine to Table

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Publisher Comments:

Based on the acclaimed thirty-nine-part San Francisco Chronicle series, an award-winning journalist follows the making of a bottle of Ferrari-Carano Fume Blanc from its harvesting off the vine by immigrant workers in Northern California to its first tasting, capturing all that goes into the process of turning a grape into a fine vintage and selling it to toda‛s connoisseurs.

Mike Weiss spent nearly two years with Ferrari-Carano, a California winemaker founded in Sonoma County just over twenty years ago by Don Carano, a casino and hotel mogul from Reno. The narrative in A Very Good Year follows Ferrari-Caran‛s Fume Blanc from barren vines in November to its first sampling by a customer at the Four Seasons in New York, and, over the course of the book, Weiss presents his unique insight into the making and marketing of wine today.

Synopsis:

Based on the acclaimed 39-part "San Francisco Chronicle" series, an award-winning journalist follows the making of a bottle of wine from harvesting by immigrant workers in Northern California to its first tasting at the Four Seasons in New York City.

Synopsis:

┬ôSuperb. . . . Weiss tells a great story”

┬—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Finally, a wine book that explains all the ingredients. . . . You will marvel at the richness of what Mike Weiss . . . was able to capture and convey within this delicious book”

┬—LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Compelling . . . A Very Good Year is both entertaining and comprehensive”

┬—THE BOSTON GLOBE

“A sweeping book about tourism, globalism, environmental sustainability, immigration, and glamour. . . . The bottle of Fume Blanc . . . is like a Pandor‛s box. Open it up and out spill all the vanity, marketing savvy, self-mythologizing, acres of land, buckets of money, precise science, alchemical blending, and feudal working conditions that make up the California dream known as the wine industry”

┬—SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

About the Author

MIKE WEISS is a reporter at the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of the acclaimed Ben Henry mystery series. His articles and columns have appeared in Rolling Stone, Esquire, The Village Voice.., the Los Angeles Times, and The San Jose Mercury- News.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592402113
Subtitle:
The Journey of a California Wine from Vine to Table
Publisher:
Gotham
Author:
Weiss, Mike
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Industries - Agribusiness
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20060601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3 x 0.84 in 0.52 lb
Age Level:
from 14 up to AND UP

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Cooking and Food » Beverages » Wine » US Regional

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Product details 288 pages Gotham Books - English 9781592402113 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Based on the acclaimed 39-part "San Francisco Chronicle" series, an award-winning journalist follows the making of a bottle of wine from harvesting by immigrant workers in Northern California to its first tasting at the Four Seasons in New York City.
"Synopsis" by , ┬ôSuperb. . . . Weiss tells a great story”

┬—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Finally, a wine book that explains all the ingredients. . . . You will marvel at the richness of what Mike Weiss . . . was able to capture and convey within this delicious book”

┬—LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Compelling . . . A Very Good Year is both entertaining and comprehensive”

┬—THE BOSTON GLOBE

“A sweeping book about tourism, globalism, environmental sustainability, immigration, and glamour. . . . The bottle of Fume Blanc . . . is like a Pandor‛s box. Open it up and out spill all the vanity, marketing savvy, self-mythologizing, acres of land, buckets of money, precise science, alchemical blending, and feudal working conditions that make up the California dream known as the wine industry”

┬—SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

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