North American Wine Routes: A Travel Guide to Wines & Vines, from Napa to Nova Scotia

Overview

Indulge your love of wine and tour the wine vineyards of North America with this guide to 40 separate wine routes found in four major geographic regions: the Western Region (California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia); the Rocky Mountain Region (Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado); the Central Region (Texas, Illinois, Missouri, and Michigan); and the Eastern Region (North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, Mid-Atlantic and New England states, New York, Ontario, and ...

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Overview

Indulge your love of wine and tour the wine vineyards of North America with this guide to 40 separate wine routes found in four major geographic regions: the Western Region (California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia); the Rocky Mountain Region (Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado); the Central Region (Texas, Illinois, Missouri, and Michigan); and the Eastern Region (North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, Mid-Atlantic and New England states, New York, Ontario, and Nova Scotia).

This beautifully photographed compilation will allow you to discover the unique agricultural qualities of each region, learn what kinds of grapes grow there, and understand the intricacies of the local wines.

You'll also find:

  • Detailed maps of each route with icons indicating vineyard accommodations, including picnic facilities, restaurants, hotels, and family friendly spots
  • Vineyard addresses, phone numbers, and websites
  • Lists of additional websites to assist in travel planning
  • Pairing tips and snippets on viniculture
  • What to expect at a tasting how to buy direct, and an insider's grasp on wine speak and wine labels
  • An index to help readers find information on the regions, labels, and their favorite types of wine
Get set to expand your palate with wines ranging from Quebec's ice cider to New York State's new biodynamic wines. Whether you have an extensive knowledge of the wine world or are experiencing it for the first time, you'll enjoy this robust flavoring of the tours North America has to offer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606524275
  • Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Incorporated, The
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Berger has been writing about wine since 1976. He was the wine columnist and reporter for The Los Angeles Times for eight years and continues to write articles for a number of publications, including Decanter and Wines & Vines magazine, where he received the "Wine Writer of the Year" award. His books include Beyond the Grapes: An Inside Look at Napa Valley and he contributed to the Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America. Dan and his wife publish a private weekly newsletter, "Dan Berger's Vintage Experience." He has resided in Sonoma County since 1986.

Tony Aspler, who has been writing about wine for more than 30 years, was formerly the wine columnist for the Toronto Star. He has authored 14 books on wine and food, including The Wine Lover's Companion, Travels with My Corkscrew, and The Wine Atlas of Canada. Aspler is an accomplished wine educator and lecturer and currently writes for a number of international wine magazines, including Wine Spectator.

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