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Frommer's Portable California Wine Country
     

Frommer's Portable California Wine Country

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by Erika Lenkert
 

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Lush, opulent pinot noir; rich, robust zinfandel; fruity, full-bodied Chardonnay—you can sample them all in California's Napa and Sonoma Valleys, which together comprise one of the world's premier wine regions. Completely up-to-date, Frommer's Portable California Wine Country is a handy guide that will give you proven strategies for exploring the

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Lush, opulent pinot noir; rich, robust zinfandel; fruity, full-bodied Chardonnay—you can sample them all in California's Napa and Sonoma Valleys, which together comprise one of the world's premier wine regions. Completely up-to-date, Frommer's Portable California Wine Country is a handy guide that will give you proven strategies for exploring the region. Our candid reviews of the top wineries will tell you which tours are worth your time and which wineries offer affordable bottles. You'll also get a beginner's guide to California wines: varietals, recommendations on recent vintages, tips on wine-tasting protocol (how to sniff, swish, and spit like a pro), tips on shipping, and much, much more. And when wine-tasting is done for the day, turn to our candid, complete reviews of the region's fabulous inns and restaurants! The 5th edition has been expanded to include a new section focusing on up-and-coming but off the beaten path northern Sonoma County, including towns like Healdsburg and Santa Rosa.

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Frommer's Portable guides are perfect for short trips, or for business travelers who need only the most crucial information about their destination. Frommer's guidebooks are packed with the essentials: maps, expert advice, and recommendations for the top places to eat, sleep, shop, and simply relax. Art, music, fine dining, and much more are covered in detail, with all costs, directions, and other vital information included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471787396
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/08/2006
Series:
Frommer's Portable Series , #112
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Native San Franciscan Erika Lenkert fled the dot-community to find respite and great food and wine in Napa Valley. When she’s not writing about food,
wine, and travel for the likes of Four Seasons Magazine or InStyle, or promoting her book The Last-Minute Party Girl: Fashionable, Fearless, and Foolishly Simple Entertaining, she’s in search of Wine Country pleasures to share with Frommer’s readers. She also remains subservient to her owners—two Siamese cats and most recently, her new daughter Viva.
In addition to this guide, Erika authors and co-authors a number of other
Frommer’s guides to California, including Frommer’s California, Frommer’s
San Francisco
, and Frommer’s Memorable Walks in San Francisco.

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Frommer's Portable California Wine Country 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful little book! It's small size and weight make it great to travel with. I tells a little bit about everything you'll need to have a nice short visit to the wine country. The reviews and maps are very accurate and a lot of help. If you are only going to buy one book for your trip to the wine country, make it this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a great value. The top ten lists made it extremely easy to read, and the maps are helpful. Short reviews on retaurants, hotels, and winery tours. Enough infomation for planning a weekend getaway.