James Laube, Senior Editor, California
Tasting Beat: California Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel
James Laube, 48, is Wine Spectator's senior expert on the major wine types of California.
He has been writing for the magazine since 1980, and joined the staff full-time
The second edition of Laube's third book, California Wine,has just been published
by Wine Spectator. The first edition of California Wine won the 1996 James Beard
Award for best wine book of the year. His previous two books, California's Great
Cabernets and California's Great Chardonnays,quickly became the most respected references
on these topics.
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by Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube
The first edition of this comprehensive guide was the 1996 winner of the James Beard
Award for Best Wine and Spirits Book, and the new second edition is even better.
At 672 pages, it has everything you need to know to enhance your appreciation of
California's premier wines:
* Ratings and reviews of more than 5,000 individual wines
* Profiles of more than 700 wineries, more than 100 of them newly added
* A review of California appellations, grapes and wine styles, and an analyses of
vintages over the last 65 years
* Updated full-color maps showing wineries, vineyards and appellations
* A directory of winery addresses, phone and fax numbers, email addresses and Web
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