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From Napa and Sonoma to Modesto and Calaveras, take an unparalleled look into California winemaking, history, and geography. "World Wine Guys" Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen have created the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the state's myriad wine-growing regions, including detailed listings of outstanding producers with individual tasting notes.
Enjoy winery profiles with tasting notes, winemaker interviews, recipe and food pairings, and photos of all, including wine labels. In addition, there's a foreword by Michael Mondavi and a preface by Kevin Zraly--two of the most powerful names in wine today.
About the Authors
Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, also known as the World Wine Guys, are wine, spirits, food, and travel writers, educators, and hosts. They are award-winning journalists as well as bestselling and award-winning authors. They have been featured guests on "The TODAY Show," "The Martha Stewart Show," Better TV, and the CBS, FOX and NBC networks. Mike and Jeff are the Entertaining and Lifestyle Editors at "Wine Enthusiast" magazine, regular travel and wine contributors to the "Huffington Post," and twice-monthly wine columnists for "The Latin Kitchen," the online arm of "Latina" magazine. Their articles and photographs have appeared in "Wine Enthusiast," "Wine Spectator," "TODAY," "Huffington Post," The Latin Kitchen, MSNBC, and "Saveur." They have also been featured in "Women's Health," Associated Press, and Reuters. DeSimone and Jenssen are the authors of Wines Of The Southern Hemisphere: The Complete Guide (Sterling Epicure, Foreword by Michel Rolland), which won the Gourmand International Award for Best Wine Book 2012 in the USA.
They are also the authors of the Fire Island Cookbook (Simon and Schuster, Foreword by Al Roker). The duo regularly host wine tastings and educational seminars around the world and teach their signature class, Windows On The World: Wines Of The Southern Hemisphere, in partnership with Kevin Zraly. Always engaging, informative, and entertaining, Mike and Jeff have taught at The Astor Center, Sherry-Lehmann, The Culinary Institute of America, The Georgetown Club, and onboard Seabourn Cruise Lines. Mike and Jeff are members of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association; The Society of Wine Educators; and The James Beard Foundation. They are proud to have received the prestigious Golden Pen Award for food, wine, and travel journalism, and are equally proud and honored to have been inducted into the Chevaliers du Tastvin at the Chateau du Clos de Vougeout in Burgundy.