Wines of California: The Comprehensive Guide

Wines of California: The Comprehensive Guide


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454904489
Publisher: Sterling Epicure
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 1,267,179
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

MIKE DeSIMONE and JEFF JENSSEN, also known as the World Wine Guys, are wine, spirits, food, and travel writers, educators, and hosts. They are award-winning journalists as well as bestselling and award-winning authors. They have been featured guests on The TODAY Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Better TV, and the CBS, FOX and NBC networks. Mike and Jeff are the Entertaining and Lifestyle Editors at Wine Enthusiast magazine, regular travel and wine contributors to the Huffington Post, and twice-monthly wine columnists for The Latin Kitchen, the online arm of Latina magazine. Their articles and photographs have appeared in Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, TODAY, Huffington Post, The Latin Kitchen, MSNBC, and Saveur. They have also been featured in Women's Health, Associated Press, and Reuters. DeSimone and Jenssen are the authors of Wines Of The Southern Hemisphere: The Complete Guide (Sterling Epicure, Foreword by Michel Rolland), which won the Gourmand International Award for Best Wine Book 2012 in the USA. They are also the authors of the Fire Island Cookbook (Simon and Schuster, Foreword by Al Roker). The duo regularly host wine tastings and educational seminars around the world and teach their signature class, Windows On The World: Wines Of The Southern Hemisphere, in partnership with Kevin Zraly. Always engaging, informative, and entertaining, Mike and Jeff have taught at The Astor Center, Sherry-Lehmann, The Culinary Institute of America, The Georgetown Club, and onboard Seabourn Cruise Lines. Mike and Jeff are members of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association; The Society of Wine Educators; and The James Beard Foundation. They are proud to have received the prestigious Golden Pen Award for food, wine, and travel journalism, and are equally proud and honored to have been inducted into the Chevaliers du Tastvin at the Chateau du Clos de Vougeout in Burgundy. Please visit them on


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Wines of California: The Comprehensive Guide 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book took too long to write so it is out of date. List of wineires in not comprehensive. In fact, in Napa they only list about 20% at best and maybe 25% in Sonoma.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's about time that someone covered the entire state of California and not just Napa and Sonoma.  I am happy to see that the authors wrote about Mendocino and Paso Robles...two of my favorite regions.  The book covers all of the wine growing regions in the state with standout wineries.  I totally love the fact that there are insightful interviews with winemakers and easy recipes from California chefs.   I can't wait to plan my next trip to California.  I plan on giving this book to all of my friends this Christmas.  Great book!!