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When Linda Kaplan's husband quit his law firm in Des Moines and bought Panther Creek, a vineyard in Oregon's Willamette Valley, Kaplan went along for the ride, though she couldn't tell an earthy wine with a hint of cherries from a glass of grape juice. It didn't matter: They were going to make pinot noir in a small town, and they would learn how or go crazy trying. Kaplan wryly reveals in her memoir that the result was a bit of both.

There are chapters on the science of wine, on the oddballs who show up for harvest, on telling a good grape from a great grape, and a good wine from a great wine. Kaplan sheds light on the mysteries of marketing wine, the connoisseurs who like to test the newcomers, and the messy business of stomping grapes barefoot. There's even a recipe for making thirty-six thousand bottles of Panther Creek's fine pinot noir.

But Kaplan wasn't only learning about wine. She was also learning about life, about getting along in her new hometown, McMinnville, which seems ripped right from the script of television's Northern Exposure. Panther Creek has since become an award-winning vineyard, its wine on Wine Spectator magazine's list of the Top 100 Wines of the World.

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When Linda Kaplan's husband buys a vineyard, all she can do is jump in and start crushing grapes.

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Linda Kaplan has written features articles for the Des Moines Register and award-winning advertisements for numerous agencies. She still sorts grapes, but is also very involved in hosting events and tastings and marketing Panther Creek across the country. She and her husband live in Portland, Oregon.

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cmc99, December 3, 2008 (view all comments by cmc99)
Though I liked reading this book, I would recommend At Home in the Vineyard: Cultivating a Winery, An Industry and A Life by Susan Sokol Blosser. I am studying business marketing with hopes to work in the wine industry. I have read both these books and found Susan's to be a must read if you are at all interested in Oregon wine, entrepreneurship, or business autobiographies.
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ISBN:
9781592286102
Subtitle:
Misadventures in Wine Country
Author:
Kaplan, Linda
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Wine and wine making
Subject:
Oregon
Subject:
Beverages - Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Industries - Agribusiness
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
BIO026000
Subject:
Wine and wine making - Oregon - McMinnville
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20050501
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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