Synopses & Reviews
Praise for the First Edition:
"Read this book for its focus on the vineyards, grapes and important producers of this burgeoning wine regionand#133;.a handy reference."and#151;Wine Spectator
"[Gregutt] looks in depth at the land, its people and its winesand#133;.A refreshingly unpedantic way to keep track of all those wines now appearing in stores."and#151;Eric Asimov, The New York Times
"A superb bookand#133;.For those wishing to explore Washington wines in greater depth."and#151;The Wine Advocate
"[A] book to study, take notes on, and savor over time in order to absorb its considerable valueand#133;.For those who want to gain an education on the country's second largest wine region (as well as become infected by the author's enthusiasm for it), this is a seminal book."and#151;Vinography
"The most comprehensive and authoritative book on Washington wines. Paul has a lively style that makes the story of Washington wine country come alive."and#151;Natalie Maclean, Nat Decants
"A timely, useful, and most enjoyable addition to wine literature."and#151;The World of Fine Wine
"No one who loves Washington winesand#151;in fact, no one serious about wineand#151;should fail to get a copy."and#151;Oz Clarke
and#8220;Critical, in-depth look at the wine culture of Washington. . . Essential.and#8221;
and#8220;A serious analysis of Washington wine that is seriously interesting.and#8221;
You can live without the new edition, but only if you have the original. To have both is. . . an embarrassment of riches.
and#8220;A very good read and a bible for anyone eager to tap into a region on a mission.and#8221;
and#8220;Paul Gregutt has done it again! If you have any interest in Washington State wines, you need to get a copy of his latest book.and#8221;
and#8220;A superb book. . . . For those wishing to explore Washington wines in greater depth.and#8221;
and#8220;Quite simply the best book ever on the wines of Washington state.and#8221;
and#8220;This new second, revised and updated edition remains the quintessential reference book on the subject. and#8220;
and#8220;A must-read for any wine lover heading to the rainy region.and#8221;
As the global wine industry reinvents itself for twenty firstand#150;century palates, Washington is poised to become as important and influential as California on the world stage. National and international attention has brought interest in the stateand#8217;s wines to an all-time high. Yet, in just the past few years, a tidal wave of change has rolled over the stateand#8217;s wine industry. To keep wine enthusiasts thoroughly up to date, Paul Gregutt has now completely revised and expanded his critically acclaimed guide to Washingtonand#8217;s best grapes, vineyards, wines, winemakers, and wineries. With twice as many winery and vineyard profiles, updated tasting notes, and new recommended producers for each grape variety, this edition of Washington Wines and Wineries will continue to be the definitive reference on the subject.
About the Author
Paul Gregutt has covered Washington State's wine industry since the mid-1980s. He is the wine columnist for the Seattle Times and other Blethen newspapers in Washington, the Northwest editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, and writes the Northwest Watch column for Vineyard and Winery Management. His blog (at www.paulgregutt.com) offers daily updates on Washington wines and wineries, as well as other topics of general interest to the wine community.