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The University of California/Sotheby Book of California Wine Hardcover – September 7, 1984

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Doris Muscatine writes on food, wine, and cultural history. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers in the United States and abroad. Her books include A Cook's Tour of San Francisco, A Cook's Tour of Rome, and Old San Francisco: The Biography of a City, for which she received an Award of Merit from the city and county of San Francisco. She owns a vineyard in the Napa Valley and has beena home winemaker for a number of years. Maynard A. Amerine, Professor of Ecology Emeritus at the University of California, Davis, and currently a consultant to the Wine Institute, San Francisco, is a worldwide authority on winemaking, a connoisseur and collector of fine wines, and a prolific writer on wine and winemaking. He is the co-author of Dessert, Appetizer and Related Flavored Wines; Wine: An Introduction; and many other books. Bob Thompson is an editor and writer whose boks on wine include The Pocket Encyclopedia of California Wine, California Wine Country, and The California Wine Book (with Hugh Johnson). He worked in the public relations office of the Wine Institute from 1966 to 1968 and wrote a weekly column for the San Francisco Examiner from 1970 to 1978.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; New edition edition (September 7, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520050851
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520050853
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.8 x 2.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,835,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There are many books on wine, so how do you choose and why would you buy this one?

Some of the books you find will be encyclopedic and this one is certainly that. Its well researched, noted and written with depth of knowledge. You will not find many like this.

You can find books that are copious in their noteworthiness, but this book is noteworthy in California wines. It is solely dedicated to that interest, is actually an early benchmark of that standard and does not waiver from that cause.

Many books come along on such topics, but this is a good collection piece for wine enthusiasts. When this book arrived it was a true authority and it still stands in line among the many better books in criticism, history and appreciation of the California wine experience. If you ever just had to get that bottle of wine, perhaps you should consider getting this book.
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