The holidays are here, and tamales are the perfect fit for the festivities this month. Check out Anna's recipe in Food and Wine Magazine. Good stuff-guaranteed!!
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We are extra pumped to have made it into Jon Bonne's highly acclaimed book on the new generation of California winemakers. It is an honor to be included with this bunch.
From Random House/Ten Speed Press:
"A comprehensive guide to the must-know wines and producers of California's "new generation," and the story of the iconoclastic young winemakers who have changed the face of California viniculture in recent years.
The New California Wine is the untold story of the California wine industry: the young, innovative producers who are rewriting the rules of contemporary winemaking; their quest to express the uniqueness of California terroir; and the continuing battle to move the state away from the overly-technocratic, reactionary practices of its recent past. Jon Bonné writes from the front lines of the California wine revolution, where he has access to the stories, philosophies, and techniques of top producers.
In this groundbreaking debut, Bonné paints an unflinching portrait of the current state of the industry: its strengths and shortcomings, its essential wines and those not worth pursuing. Lush full-color photographs, as well as a region-by-region tour of some of California’s lesser-known growing areas, reveal the people and places behind the bottles. Finally, a comprehensive purchasing reference lists all the must-know producers and their best wines, making The New California Wine an essential resource for finding and buying the very best the state has to offer.
Order a copy HERE
This just off the wire.......
ZEPALTAS Rosé California 2012 Score: 88
"Delicate and quite lovely, with floral strawberry aromas that lead to crisp stone fruit and citrus flavors. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Pinot Noir. Drink now."
307 cases made. —T.F.
Next Friday we head over to Tokyo, Japan for a week of promoting and meeting our customers in Japan. We have a large following in Japan, and it will be great to connect with everyone in person finally. These posters were designed by Henry Owings of Chunklet Graphic Control, and printed by my friends at Who Made Who in Minneapolis, MN. They will be given out as gifts to the attendees at each of the dinners that we are hosting. Only 150 were made! So excited for this trip. I have seen the menus, and they are sure to be mind blowing!