An epic, scandal-plagued story of the immigrant family that built—and then spectacularly lost—a global wine empire Set in California’s lush Napa Valley and spanning four generations of a talented and visionary family, The House of Mondavi is a tale of genius, sibling rivalry, and betrayal. From 1906, when Italian immigrant Cesare Mondavi passed through Ellis Island, to the Robert Mondavi Corp.’s twenty-first-century battle over a billion-dollar fortune, award-winning journalist Julia Flynn brings to life both the place and the people in this riveting family drama. The blood feuds are as spectacular as the business triumphs. Cesare’s sons, Robert and Peter, literally came to blows in the 1960s during a dispute touched off by the purchase of a mink coat, resulting in Robert’s exile from the family—and his subsequent founding of a winery that would set off a revolution in American winemaking. Robert’s sons, Michael and Timothy, as passionate in their own ways as their visionary father, waged battle with each other for control of the company before Michael’s expansive ambitions ultimately led to a board coup and the sale of the business to an international conglomerate. A meticulously reported narrative based on thousands of hours of interviews, The House of Mondavi is bound to become a classic.
Author: Melissa Brackney Stoeger
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking.
Author: John Winthrop Haeger
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2008-11-17
Praise for North American Pinot Noir: "Every religion needs its scripture. Now pinot noir worshipers have theirs."—Carol Emert, San Francisco Chronicle "A great resource . . . . Exciting, thought-provoking reading."—Tara Q. Thomas, Wine & Spirits magazine
Ready to experience Napa and Sonoma? The experts at Fodor’s are here to help. Fodor’s Napa and Sonoma travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Napa and Sonoma, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to taste outstanding wines, eat at great restaurants, or pamper yourself at a spa, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodor’s Napa and Sonoma includes: • AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Napa and Sonoma. • SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout. • INSPIRATIONAL “BEST OF” LISTS that identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. • MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths to help you maximize your time. • DETAILED MAPS to help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. • EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS with options for every taste. • TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events. • LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE on where to find under-the-radar gems. • HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS to add perspective and enrich your travels. • SPECIAL CHAPTER on Visiting the Wineries with a step-by-step look at wine touring and wine production from field to bottle, along with tips for tasting, and a "winespeak" glossary to help tasters get the most out of any visit. • COVERS: Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, Calistoga, Sonoma, Healdsburg, Geyserville, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodor’s has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting the rest of California? Check out Fodor’s California, Fodor’s Northern California, and Fodor’s Southern California. For specific cities, check out Fodor’s San Francisco, Fodor’s San Diego with North County and Fodor’s Los Angeles.
Author: Gabrielle Glaser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-07-02
“Glaser has written an engaging account of women and drink, citing fascinating studies about modern stressors…and evidence that some problem drinkers can learn moderation….Bound to stir controversy” (People). In Her Best-Kept Secret, journalist Gabrielle Glaser uncovers a hidden-in-plain-sight drinking epidemic. Using “investigative rigor and thoughtful analysis” (The Boston Globe), Glaser is the first to document that American women are drinking more often than ever and in ever-larger quantities in this “substantial book, interested in hard facts and nuance rather than hand-wringing” (The New York Times Book Review). She shows that contrary to the impression offered on reality TV, young women alone aren’t driving these statistics—their moms and grandmothers are, too. But Glaser doesn’t wag a finger. Instead, in a funny and tender voice, Glaser looks at the roots of the problem, explores the strange history of women and alcohol in America, drills into the emerging and counterintuitive science about that relationship, and asks: Are women getting the help they need? Is it possible to return from beyond the sipping point and develop a healthy relationship with the bottle? Glaser reveals that, for many women, joining Alcoholics Anonymous is not the answer—it is part of the problem. She shows that as scientists and health professionals learn more about women’s particular reactions to alcohol, they are coming up with new and more effective approaches to excessive drinking. In that sense, Glaser offers modern solutions to a very modern problem.