Monday, September 13, 2010

A New Book of the Pacific Northwest Every Wine Lover Must Have…

The Pacific Northwest is finally becoming known for more than just rain… discover the splendor of wine regions and expertly crafted wines the north-western states have to offer in Cole Danehower’s new book, Essential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest. Danehower is a leading regional wine writer, co-Publisher of Northwest Palate and winner of the prestigious James Beard Foundation Journalism Award, and now he’s the author of a definitive work on a world-class wine region.

For nearly the past decade, Lisa Shara Hall’s detailed book Wines of the Pacific Northwest has served as the quintessential guide to wines, regions and producers in the states of Washington and Oregon. Ten years however, does a lot to a landscape and a region, as many of the founding wineries have now gone supernova, doubling in size, while countless other rising stars have emerged on the scene. Danehower builds upon Hall’s earlier work while bravely and ambitiously tackling the entire Pacific Northwest, exploring the powerhouse of wine regions exploding in not only Washington and Oregon, but also British Columbia and Idaho. Yes, Idaho.

Rich with history, geography, geology, climate, colorful maps and suggestions for supreme sampling, Essential Wines and Wineries of the Northwest offers a wealth of information for both the wine novice and the avid connoisseur, in a very easy to digest format. The book is technical and sophisticated enough for the wine savvy, while interesting and engaging even for the neophyte.


Magnificently captured by the photographically genius eye of Andrea Johnson (whose work has appeared in National Geographic, Wine Spectator and Sunset Magazine), the breathtaking images alone give someone cause enough to purchase the book. But its Danehower’s words that you'll keep coming back for, words that serve as an instrumental resource and invaluable guide for anyone selecting wines, planning a tour, or for the curious seeking more information about this young but distinctively impressive region. A book no wine lover’s library should be without.

Would you like your very own signed copy of Essential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest by Cole Danehower? I happen to have one extra copy for one very lucky fan! For your chance to win, please leave a comment below and I will select the winner at random. Contest deadline is Friday, September 17, 2010. Good luck!

Cheers!

20 comments:

  1. Sounds great and I bet it would look great on my coffee table ;)

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  2. Pick me, pick me. Sounds like it could be a great resource.

    Josh
    drinknectar

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  3. Oh, this looks like a great resource!

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  4. Looks like a great book! Look forward to seeing it!

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  5. I FINALLY ordered my copy last week from Amazon. It should arrive this week! I can't wait to read it. So sounds like I'll already have my own beautiful copy for my coffee table, but can't wait to see what other deserving person wins it.

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  6. Pick me! My definition of essential needs another test :)

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  7. Hoping to see some of our fabulous wineries down here in the South Willamette Valley listed!Only one way to find out...need the book (hint. hint)

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  8. Pick me! Pick me! Rather, pick us! pick us!

    Bernie and Eva

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  9. The man really knows his food and wine -- and he's good good street cred :-) I look forward to winning! Great contest!

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  10. Looks like a fantastic book! Better get myself in the running for it too!

    Taryn
    Sips & the City

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  11. I'm delighted to see so many of my favorite people reply, good luck everyone!

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  12. I very much look forward to reading this book about my favorite wine region in the world!

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  13. Tamara, you are the best wine blogger in the world!

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  14. Ha ha Tom, and you are the best commenter in the world! Let's hope you're the most lucky one too!

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  15. Pick me, please! I'd love to have this book for my collection. :-)

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  16. oh it would be so lovely to browse this while tasting a nice pinot noir...

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  17. A free book! Better than the library. Please let me be the winner. Enjoy reading your blog.

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  18. Drum roll please…

    A big round of applause for the winner of this fantastic book… Chris of Yak Yak Wine!

    Congrats Chris!! DM or email me your shipping information.

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  19. Yippeeee!!! Thanks so much Tamara. I can;t wait to read this book.

    My birthday was actually this past week, so this will add to a couple other wine books I received.

    My yak yaking may become a wine book review site this winter!!

    Thanks again!

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