• The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty

    An epic, scandal-plagued story of the immigrant family that built—and then spectacularly lost—a global wine empireSet 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 ...

    • Brand: Siler, Julia Flynn
    • ASIN: 1592403670

  • Lake George Retro Travel Sticker Art Print Poster 24x36 inch

    Lake George Retro Travel Sticker Art Print Poster 24x36 inch

    • Color: Poster
    • Brand: Poster Foundry
    • ASIN: B078X7DXYT

  • A Moveable Thirst: Tales and Tastes from a Season in Napa Wine Country

    A rollicking wine country travelogue paired with the only comprehensive guide to Napa’s public tasting roomsHank Beal is a wine pro–the executive wine buyer at an upscale supermarket chain. Rick Kushman is an ordinary joe–a guy who enjoys wine but doesn’t know a lot about it. Together, Hank and Rick set out to visit all 141 public tasting rooms in Napa during the course of a year. The result is A Moveable Thirst–an engaging, often hilarious book that’s one part Sideways, one part Frommer’s. The first part recounts their uproarious adventures on the road as Rick learns to sniff and spit like a true oenophile (but never stops asking stupid questions). The second part offers the most complete and detailed guide ever published to Napa’s wine rooms. For wine lovers and the more than 5 million people who visit Napa every year, A Moveable Thirst is a great read and an indispensable guide.

    • ASIN: 0471793868