The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste

The New California Wine A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste A comprehensive guide to the must know wines and producers of California s new generation and the story of the iconoclastic young winemakers who have changed the face of California viniculture in rec

  • Title: The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste
  • Author: Jon Bonne
  • ISBN: 9781607743019
  • Page: 394
  • Format: ebook
  • A comprehensive guide to the must know wines and producers of California s new generation, and the story of the iconoclastic young winemakers who have changed the face of California viniculture in recent years The New California Wine is the untold story of the California wine industry the young, innovative producers who are rewriting the rules of contemporary winemA comprehensive guide to the must know wines and producers of California s new generation, and the story of the iconoclastic young winemakers who have changed the face of California viniculture in recent years The New California Wine is the untold story of the California wine industry the young, innovative producers who are rewriting the rules of contemporary winemaking their quest to express the uniqueness of California terroir and the continuing battle to move the state away from the overly technocratic, reactionary practices of its recent past Jon Bonn writes from the front lines of the California wine revolution, where he has access to the fascinating stories, philosophies, and techniques of top producers Part narrative, part authoritative purchasing reference, The New California Wine is a necessary addition to any wine lover s bookshelf.

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    1. In The New California Wine, Bonne gives a detailed look at Calfornia wine. The first third of the book discusses the history of making wine in California. It provides a very detailed look at what the current major trends and challenges are in the area. The middle of the book is a quick road trip visiting all of the major wine growing regions to discuss their successes and special challenges. Finally, almost the whole second half of the book is dedicated to detailing the history and current statu [...]

    2. If you wish to know where our California wines came from, what happened over the last 150 years, by who and where were they first grown, their prominence after the 1976 Paris competition, going too big and bold and more importantly how the new vintners are farming their land with techniques that bring out the terroir while the new generation of vignerons develop more subtle tastes with less is best during the fermentation process, then this is your new bible for California wines.Marvelous insigh [...]

    3. As an avid and learned wine geek I had pretty much given up on California wines. So much the same, so much oak, so uninspired until the $150 threshold. This book re-inspired my interest in exploring the new younger wine makers who are going back to old work ways of making wine. It also features all of the many more obscure regions in state instead of the the monster Napa. It is really well written and will have you hunting these wines down.

    4. Given that what is portrayed as "new" isn't really new but an increased focus on traditional winemaking methods, mixed with a dose of good ol' California experimentation - this book is a fascinating read that is researched and written well. If you know Bonne, you know what you're getting into. The producers he highlights feature many of my favorite California wine producers, but he also mentions some I wasn't aware of. No matter how deeply you're into California wine, you'll learn something in t [...]

    5. It's easy to paint California wine with a broad, sweeping brush. But such a glib characterization is overly simplified. This book delves into the history behind those simple statements, but also sketches out the complexity of the real wine makers and grape growers. It also looks at people who have either always done things different or are beginning to, and suggests a hopeful future for interesting, compelling wines from the state.

    6. Well researched and wonderfully written book that has become my guide for finding delightful and surprising wines. The payoff of this book is getting to know the stories of CA's most exciting winemakers and taking your palate along for the ride. If you have to build up your wine cellar you can't do much better than using Bonne's book as your guide.

    7. Bonne gives a good overview of the cutting edge of California wine. I appreciated that the area-by-area sections included unlikely suspects like Lodi. Bonne definitely has an agenda (specifically preferring low alcohol, less fruity wines), but if that agenda aligns with yours you'll definitely find lots of good nuggets here.

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