An Ideal Wine by David Darlington
One Generation's Pursuit of Perfection - and Profit - in California

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FromDavid Darlington, author of the acclaimed Angels’ Visits (published inpaperback as Zin), comes an inside look at howa handful of visionary winemakers has transformed—and been transformed by—theCalifornia wine industry over the past four decades. In the tradition of TheWidow Clicquot and The Billionaire’s Vinegar,Darlington’s An Ideal Wine is afascinating, lively tale of vision and daring, of business and politics, ofnature and culture, and of the unlikely birth of a multi-billion dollarindustry.
 

About David Darlington

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David Darlington is the critically acclaimed author of The Mojave (1996, 0-8050-5594-0), In Condor Country, and Angel's Visits. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
 
Published June 28, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 373 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Cooking. Non-fiction

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McCloskey’s fine-tuned process relies on a scientific, by-the-numbers approach that results in critically acclaimed “biodynamic wine.” Grahm, instead, has focused on terroir, an earthier approach that relies on the manipulation of environmental factors, described by the winemaker as “a link to so...

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“An Ideal Wine is highly recommended for anyone wanting to know more about the California wine scene, both today and how it came to be that way.”

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Leo McCloskey and Randall Grahm view wine production from different sides of the vine. Their stories reveal how modern wine is really made and sold.

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In the tradition of TheWidow Clicquot and The Billionaire’s Vinegar,Darlington’s An Ideal Wine is afascinating, lively tale of vision and daring, of business and politics, ofnature and culture, and of the unlikely birth of a multi-billion dollarindustry.

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