Wine, Food, Farms, and Finds
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Fleeting pleasure: Ready, set, go! It’s California cherry season and it will be over before you know it. By the end of June, the crunchy, juicy California Bings—and that gorgeous blushing beauty, the Rainier—will be history for another year. Keep a bagful in the fridge for hand-to-mouth snacking, but reserve a few for a special duck dinner.
Which wine? California Merlot has supple, soft tannins that work well with sweet duck breast. Plus, the wine’s aromas (cherry and plum are common descriptors) echo the fruit in the dish. Napa Valley’s cooler appellations—such as Carneros and Oak Knoll—produce outstanding, fruit-forward Merlots, but Sonoma’s Alexander Valley and Monterey County are also premier growing sites.
For your bookshelf. Experience the bounty of California in Wine Country Table, a gorgeous new cookbook showcasing everything the Golden State grows—from asparagus and avocados to wine grapes. The book highlights farms and wineries that are leaders in sustainability, with 50 California-fresh recipes that will make you eager to cook.
a culinary tour of california
Wine Country Table: With Recipes that Celebrate California’s Sustainable Harvest takes readers on a journey through California’s rich wine and food heritage, culinary diversity and sustainability with 50 fabulous recipes and stunning photography.
Written by award-winning author Janet Fletcher, Wine Institute’s new book offers a visual tour of 23 stunning farms and wineries whose sustainable practices highlight the future of responsible farming and winegrowing embraced throughout California.
Hardcover / 8.4” x 10.5” / 352 pages
300 color photographs
$45.00 U.S., $60.00 Canadian
Release Date: April 2019
Wine Institute is an association of nearly 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses from the beautiful and diverse wine regions throughout the state. Wine Institute works to create an environment where the wine community can flourish and contribute in a positive fashion to our nation, state and local communities. For information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified sustainable producer Jordan Winery, owner of the Wine Country Table website and magazine, consents to Wine Institute’s use of its trademark for this book. Find food, wine, entertaining and travel tips at www.winecountrytable.com.