Essential Wines and Wineries of the Pacific Northwest: A Guide to the Wine Countries of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Idaho

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Timber Press (OR)
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8.5 X 10.0 X 0.9 inches | 0.02 pounds

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About the Author

Cole Danehower has been a leading regional wine journalist for more than a decade, reporting on the wines, winemakers, and wine countries of the Pacific Northwest. A winner of the prestigious James Beard Foundation Journalism Award, he is also copublisher of Northwest Palate and author of that magazine's popular "Inside Northwest Wine" column. His wine writing has also appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Oregonian, The Register Guard, and Wines & Vines. A frequent judge for the Dallas Morning News Wine Competition, the Oregon Wine Competition, the Portland Indie Wine Festival, and numerous regional wine competitions, he is also a popular speaker on the region's wines.

Award-winning freelance photographer Andrea Johnson specializes in the imagery of wine, food, travel, and adventure sport. With work appearing regularly in such publications such as National Geographic, Wine Spectator, Sunset, and VIA, she was also co-photographer of the book Passion for Pinot.


"Offer[s] much in the way of practical information." --The New York Times

"Danehower offers the most sparklingly concise and well-rounded primer on Northwest wines in recent years." --The Oregonian

"A useful addition to a wine lover's library."

"Read this book and you'll get a schooling, and not just in Pacific Northwest wines." --NorthWest Stir blog

"As I read about winemakers I know and vineyards I've visited while peering at photos of many of my favorite places in the great Northwest, I can only say, 'Bravo, and mission accomplished.'" --Al Dente blog

"Helps both industry newcomers and veterans explore new wines and new ways of succeeding in the restaurant wine business." --Sommelier Journal

"Finally someone has written a definitive book on the wine regions of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and Idaho. Certainly author Cole Danehower is the one most qualified to do it." --The Prince of Pinot

"The perfect wine-tasting tour guide." --SciTech Book News

"A travelogue of the region's representative wineries, [Danehower] touches on topics such as why wine grapes are superior to table varieties for wine-making purposes, climatic effects on grapes, stylistic differences in Northwest wines and key wine-making terms. A virtual operator's manual for Northwest winemaking."

"The gorgeous book includes maps, contact information, and production notes, and some truly breathtaking photos from the photographer." --Daily Andy blog

"A beautiful overview to Pacific Northwest wine country." --Bellingham Herald

"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." --Sip with Me blog

"This is a book to savor. . . . a book wine writers, wine drinkers and Northwest wine lovers will turn to again and again -- a testament to a young but exciting, exploratory and established wine region that has found a place on the world's wine stage." --Oregon Wine Press Magazine