Frommer's Portable California Wine Countryby Erika Lenkert
Perfect for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn't want to wade through or carry a full-size guidebook, this series selects the very best choices in all price categories and takes you straight to
Frommer's Portable Guides offer all the detailed information and insider advice of a Frommer's Complete Guidebut in a concise, pocket-sized format.
Perfect for the short-term traveler who insists on value and doesn't want to wade through or carry a full-size guidebook, this series selects the very best choices in all price categories and takes you straight to the top sights.
Lush, opulent pinot noir; rich, robust zinfandel; fruity, full-bodied Chardonnayyou can sample them all in Californias 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!
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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 dining for the San Francisco Chronicle, Four Seasons Magazine, or InStyle, or promoting her new 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.
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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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!
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.