"An essential reference book for those interested in America's most important producer of wine." Chow 20101208 "Very personal compendium of California wineries, a solid leg-up for the aficionado." Zester Daily 20101217 "Indispensable... This new Handbook should prove to be one of my library's most important and most used editions for some time to come." Tom Wark 20101109 "Those planning a visit to CA wine country might just find it an indispensable and time-saving reference." 1 Wine Dude 20101020 "I still have, use and enjoy my 1982 edition. Charlie is the dean of California wine writers!" Steve Heimoff 20101109 "Supplies what the websites don't: objective, blind-tasting notes and expert opinions on the wines. A very helpful guide." Miami Herald 20101202 "Accessible to the wine novice and the experiences taster alike." Alaska Airlines Mag / Horizontal Air Mag 20101201 "Simply indispensable if you want to know the who's who of California wineries. " Santa Barbara News-Press 20101202 "Provides detailed information on the state's producers and provides an in-depth history on wine production in the state... Insightful." Cheers 20110301
About the Author
Charles E. Olken is the publisher and editor of the monthly Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine, described by the Los Angeles Times as the "oldest, most prestigious reviewer of California wines." Joseph Furstenthal is a writer, wine collector, and marketing specialist.