Wildsam Field Guides Napa & Sonoma

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Wildsam Field Guides: Napa & Sonoma leads travelers into the heart of California's wine country with guidance from trusted locals and wine experts. Napa and Sonoma have long held out a tantalizing promise of the good life on a sublime landscape. This book celebrates and explores that tradition through wine, food and art, and it also reveals grittier and even more fascinating truths. Take an unconventional trip into wine country with:Interviews with winery founders Kashy Khaledi, Tony Coturri and Andrew Mariani; Heroic firefighters and obsessed vintners; An exploration of connections between Northern California cuisine and Mexican heritage, by the founder Rancho Gordo; Russian River poets, bottles of note, and other well-aged finds; Artist Arleene Correa Valencia and activist farmer Leslie Wiser tease out hidden stories behind the landscape’s legendary bounty; The pop culture evolution of wine from Dean Martin songs to Falcon Crest to Sideways; Original essays by renowned wine columnist Dorothy Gaiter, Sonoma tribal leader Greg Sarris, aficionado Frank Schoonmaker, and author Anne Goldman; Dive deeper with carefully chosen itineraries and picks, opening the world of wine for both curious explorers and seasoned tasters.
ISBN: 9781467199407
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wildsam
State: California
Series: Wildsam American Pursuits
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Taylor Bruce is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wildsam Field Guides. He grew up on his family farm on the border of Georgia and Alabama. Taylor studied writing at Vanderbilt University, and, after, wrote freelance for magazines such as Men's Journal, Oxford American and National Geographic Adventure, among others. He took a full-time writer's post at Southern Living in 2007. After moving to New York and pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Brooklyn College, Taylor launched Wildsam out of his 500-square foot apartment in 2012. The original Nashville guide caught the attention of national media and thoughtful travelers alike, and in 2015, National Geographic awarded Wildsam the "Traveler 50" award. Taylor lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Robin, and two sons, Booker and Truett.
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