The new connoisseurs' handbook of California wines
al guide to the wines and wineries of California--and the entire West Coast--has been freshly revised and expanded to include the latest available vintages, and details of many new wineries. The authors provide everything readers need to know, from the basics of winemaking to grape and wine varieties to harvest reports and reviews of more than 800 wineries.
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