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Author Shafer, Doug.

Title A vineyard in Napa / Doug Shafer with Andy Demsky ; foreword by Danny Meyer
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012
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Contents Cover; A Vineyard in Napa; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Map of Napa Valley, 2012; Prologue; 1. John Shafer; 2. January 1973; 3. A Wine Country Emerges from a Wilderness; 4. The Pendulum Swings; 5. Arrival-1973; 6. Grapes; 7. Cabernet; 8. Grape Future; 9. Alfonso; 10. 1976; 11. Hillside Cabernet; 12. Family Winery; 13. Selling Wine; 14. Libby; 15. New York; 16. Chain Saws; 17. Napa Vintners; 18. Arson; 19. Trouble; 20. January 1983; 21. 1982 Cabernet; 22. Other Labels; 23. Elias; 24. Napa Valley Wine Technical Group; 25. The Food-Wine Era; 26. Hillside Select
27. The Good, the Bad, and the Very Bad28. The War of the Apostrophes; 29. The AVA; 30. The District; 31. The Hearing; 32. Chardonnay; 33. Killer Bugs; 34. Sustainability; 35. Identity Crisis; 36. Down and Up Again; 37. Sangio-what?; 38. Identity Crisis (This Time It's Personal); 39. Nonstop Nineties; 40. Syrah; 41. Cults; 42. El NiƱo; 43. A New Millennium; 44. Going Solar; 45. Hospitality; 46. Television Gets Real; 47. The Internet; 48. Points; 49. The Downside; Postscript: Stags Leap at Last; Index
Summary At the age of 47, when he a successful publishing executive and living with his wife and four children in an affluent Chicago suburb, John Shafer made the surprise announcement that he had purchased a vineyard in the Napa Valley. In 1973, he moved his family to California and, with no knowledge of winemaking, began the journey that would lead him, thirty years later, to own and operate what distinguished wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. called "one of the world's greatest wineries." This book, narrated by Shafer's son Doug, is a personal account of how his father turned his midlife dream into
Notes Includes index
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Subject Wine and wine making -- California -- Napa Valley -- Anecdotes
Wineries -- California -- Napa Valley -- Anecdotes
COOKING -- Beverages -- Wine & Spirits.
Wine and wine making.
California -- Napa Valley.
Genre/Form Anecdotes.
Form Electronic book
Author Demsky, Andrew, 1965-
LC no. 2012015843
ISBN 0520954122