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So You Think You Know Pacific Coast Wines? (2017-18): Demystifying the Economics of California, Washington and Oregon Wines (Volume 1)

“So You Think You Know Pacific Coast Wines?” is designed to simplify your understanding by identifying growing trends, grape descriptions, the histories and future direction of the California, Washington and Oregon wine industry. This book concisely profiles each state’s leading growing regions, rainfall statistics and prominent grapes based on the most recent available harvest data. The 2017-18 edition is ideal for wine collectors, winemakers and anyone who appreciates a world class Pacific Coast grown vintage. The following facts are just ten from hundreds of little known essentials included in the book: 1. California is the top producing state, Washington second and Oregon fourth (behind New York) in American wine grape production. California harvested 4 million tons and Washington 270 thousand tons during the 2016 harvest. Oregon harvested 84.9 tons during the 2015 harvest. Washington’s harvest is only 6.7% and Oregon’s 2.1% of California’s overall production. 2. Cab
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MICHELIN Guide San Francisco 2017: Bay Area & Wine Country Restaurants (Michelin Guide/Michelin)

Locals and travelers looking for great places to eat turn to the MICHELIN Guide San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country 2017 with carefully researched, objective recommendations to more than 500 mouthwatering restaurants representing 50+ different cuisines. Anonymous experienced inspectors use the renowned Michelin food star rating system to craft an objective list of suggested restaurants. The selection offers choices for all palates and pocketbooks. Readers can safely rely on the annually updated guide where all restaurants are recommended.
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2017 Wine Wall Calendar

Welcome to the whimsical world of mixed media artist Sharyn Sowell, who blends hand cut paper, calligraphy, watercolor and letterpress printing into the art of Wine and Dine. Enchanting prints of wine and its indulgences, will have you reaching for your favorite Pinot Noir. Printed on matte paper, all calendar pages are printed on FSC certified paper with environmentally safe inks.
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Halliday Wine Companion 2017: The Bestselling and Definitive Guide to Australian Wine

The bible for lovers of Australian wine, detailing the best wineries and vintages of the regionsKeenly anticipated each year by winemakers, collectors, and wine lovers, the Halliday Wine Companion is recognized as the industry benchmark for Australian wine. The 2017 edition has been completely revised to bring you up-to-the-minute information. In his inimitable style, Halliday shares his extensive knowledge of wine through detailed tasting notes, each with vintage-specific ratings, and advice on optimal drinking, as well as each wine's closure, alcohol content, and price. He provides information about the wineries, winemakers, and other important details such as vineyard sizes, opening times, contact details, and website addresses.The Halliday Wine Companion is an indispensable reference from the country's leading wine authority and a must-have guide for anyone planning to visit a winegrowing region, or wanting to replenish their cellar or wine rack.
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Slow Wine Guide 2017: A Year in the Life of Italy’s Vineyards and Wines

336 cellars visited, 2,000 wines reviewed      An innovative overview of the Italian wine world, which lists the country’s finest bottles in terms of aroma and taste, sense of terroir, and value for the money. For the sixth consecutive year, Slow Food International offers an English-language edition of its unique guide to Italian wines whose qualities extend well beyond the palate. Drawing upon visits to more than 300 cellars, the 2000 wine reviews in Slow Wine 2017 describe not only what’s in the glass, but also what’s behind it: the work, aims, and passion of producers; their bond with the land; and their choice of cultivation and cellar techniques?favoring the ones who implement ecologically sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices. An essential guide for wine lovers and armchair oenophiles and better still for those who get out of that chair once in a while: over half the producers listed will offer a discount of at least 10 percent to anyone who visits them w
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Finger Lakes Uncorked: Day Trips and Weekend Getaways in Upstate New York Wine Country (2017 Edition)

The Finger Lakes of New York State offer plenty of pleasures, and this up-to-the-moment travel guide will help you get right to them. For nearly three decades, Michael Turback championed the region's food and wine at Turback’s of Ithaca, an establishment Wine Enthusiast Magazine named "one of America’s wine-friendliest restaurants." As the consummate insider, Turback examines what’s new, what’s enduring, and what’s surprising in this idiosyncratic, anecdotal guide, sure to inspire and enrich your visits to wineries, as well as microbreweries, and along scenic and historic trails. He tells you exactly where to go and why you should go there. With logistical, thoughtfully-planned itineraries, he shows how to make the most of a one-day jaunt or a weekend excursion to the region, including where to eat and where to stay, removing the intimidation factor that often surrounds the region's geographic scale. Plan a driving tour through the Finger Lakes – and be sure to bring al
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