Articles Tagged: Napa Valley

When The Rivers Ran Red – Literary Monday

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When The Rivers Ran Red examines the impact of Prohibition on California’s wine country, particularly the famed Sonoma County.  Vivienne Sosnowski spent many hours researching this little discussed topic, including hours of oral interviews with the few survivors of Prohibition, who were in their 90’s by the time Ms. Sosnowsky interviewed them.  I have to admit that this book made me see red when reading it.  Living in San Francisco, we are in close proximity … Read more

The House of Mondavi – Literary Monday

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The House of Mondavi chronicles the rise and fall of the famed Mondavi family of Napa.  It’s the real life version of Falcon Crest, the 1980’s prime-time soap opera set in wine country and allegedly based on the Mondavi family.  Boy, is it a juicy and fascinating read.  The book details the Mondavi family’s involvement in the wine industry and it’s intertwinement of the Mondavis and the rebuilding of Napa Valley and it’s eventual explosive … Read more

10 Great American Wines for Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching. Since this is a quintessential American holiday, we thought that we would recommend ten American wines to drink this Thanksgiving. Some of these wines are from classic American or trailblazing wineries, a winemaker that helped put American wine on the map or are from American’s grape (Zinfandel).… Read more