Down to Earth is more than a phrase in this beautiful book; it's a philosophy of what it means to be green in California wine. With regional overviews, mouthwatering recipes, and producer profiles, Janet Fletcher's compelling storytelling and George Rose's world-class photography combine in a feast for the mind and the eyes. --Leslie Sbrocco, Wine Consultant; Author of The Simple & Savvy Wine Guide; and Television Host, Check Please! Bay Area
How wonderful to see sustainability become a mainstay in our vocabulary. Explaining a concept that can be difficult to grasp, Down to Earth speaks to the novice wine consumer about the meaning of sustainability with thoughtful language and beautiful imagery. It also speaks to the wine professional -- celebrating the incredible work that our industry has achieved and reminding us of the ways in which sustainability happens all year round. --Emily Wines, MS, Beverage Director, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
I'm delighted to see the California wine industry emerge as a leader in sustainable winegrowing. Down to Earth documents the journey. These stories of individuals and families who have put the sustainable ethos at the heart of their businesses should inspire wine lovers around the globe. --Sarah Kemp, Publlishing Director, Decanter
About the Author
Janet Fletcher is an author, journalist, and cook who trained at the Culinary Institute of America and at the celebrated Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. Her writing for the San Francisco Chronicle has received three James Beard Awards. She has written for many of the nation's premier food and wine publications and is the author or coauthor of more than two dozen books on food and beverages. A certified master gardener who maintains a large garden of perennials and edibles, Janet lives in Napa Valley with her winemaker husband.