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Moon Northern California Wine Country

Moon Northern California Wine Country

2nd Edition
ISBN-10: 1598800787
ISBN-13: 9781598800784
Size: 5.5 x 7.5 inches
375 pages
$17.95 US
Rights: World
Published: January 2008

About the Book

San Francisco resident Philip Goldsmith knows the best way to experience Northern California's wine country from buying fresh produce at Rutherford Gardens to getting swirling and sniffing lessons at Goosecross Cellars and enjoying a hot air balloon ride over Southern Sonoma. Philip provides great trip ideas such as One Week in Wine Country, a Romantic Weekend, and Outdoor Highlights.

Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Northern California Wine Country has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Every Moon guidebook includes recommendations for must-see sights and many regional, area, and city-centered maps. Complete with information on escaping the crowds at historical Harbin Hot Springs, biking through Deer Creek Valley, and sampling Cabernets throughout the county, Moon Northern California Wine Country gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience. With expert writers, first-rate strategic advice, and an essential dose of humor, Moon Handbooks are the cure for the common trip.
Philip Goldsmith
About Philip Goldsmith
Endless moves as a child, including a yearlong stint in North Africa, made Philip Goldsmith a travel addict at an early age. He has since lived and worked on two continents, forsaking the rain in his native England for the California sun, and racked up some impressive airline mileage as a globe-trotting business journalist and wayward traveler in search of personal adventure. He has survived flash floods in Malaysia, been stranded on a train in Spain, fallen off the Great Wall in China, and tumbled down the side of a volcano in El Salvador. Still, his desire for unusual and new experiences remains as strong as ever.

It helped that Philip inadvertently chose the right career path. After putting in more hours working on the student newspaper at the University of London than for his degree in chemistry, it was no surprise he found it easier to find a job as a journalist than as a scientist. More than a decade later, however, he once again found himself reading about chemistry, albeit the chemistry of wine.

Philip's introduction to the joys of wine might have come from watching his father drink large quantities of the stuff to survive the many stressful family holidays in France. More likely, however, he acquired his expensive wine habit as a journalist when he was being wined and dined in style by some of Europe's biggest corporations. Many companies wasted bottles of fine Bordeaux before he learned to appreciate them.

He now has a very European attitude to enjoying wine and hopes to live to a ripe old age by drinking a glass every day. When he's not writing, traveling, or working hard to extend his life at local wineries, Philip often seeks out mishaps in the wine country's great outdoors, whether mountain biking in the Santa Cruz Mountains, hiking in Napa, or canoeing down the Russian River in Sonoma. All are within easy reach of his home in San Francisco.

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