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eBook Wines and Wineries of California’s Central Coast: A Complete Guide from Monterey to Santa Barbara ePub

by William A. Ausmus

  • ISBN: 0520244370
  • Category: Beverages and Wine
  • Subcategory: Cooking
  • Author: William A. Ausmus
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of California Press; First edition (June 30, 2008)
  • Pages: 376
  • ePub book: 1202 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1131 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 517

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California's Central Coast: The Ultimate Winery Guide: From Santa Barbara to Paso Robles by Mira . Much of Ausmus' info on specific wines and the growers, winemakers and wineries is, not surprisingly, out of date.

Ships from and sold by MtnHighBooks. Given the pace of change here, there's just no way to keep something like this current after even 2-3 years. If you can get a used copy cheaply, I'd encourage you to consider this as a good sound orientation to the region.

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In comparative tastings, wines from California's Central Coast rival those from such renowned regions as Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Napa, yet they also offer superb value. This is the first comprehensive guide to one of the world's most dynamic and beautiful wine regions-and the setting for the award-winning movie Sideways. An excellent, one-stop resource for touring and tasting at convenient wineries located from Monterey to Santa Barbara, the guide is organized into county-by-county alphabetical listings for this up-and-coming region. Wines and Wineries of California's Central Coast includes: Profiles of nearly 300 wineries personally visited by the author.

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In comparative tastings, wines from California's Central Coast rival those from such renowned regions as Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Napa, yet they also offer superb value

In comparative tastings, wines from California's Central Coast rival those from such renowned regions as Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Napa, yet they also offer superb value Full description.

Ausmus, William A. (31 May 2008). Wines and Wineries of California's Central Coast: A Complete Guide from Monterey to Santa Barbara. University of California Press. p. 270. ISBN 978-0-523183-1. Retrieved 19 March 2013. Monaghan, Patricia (14 October 2008). Wineries of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Minnesota Historical Society. 150. ISBN 978-0-87351-708-9.

In comparative tastings, wines from California's Central Coast rival those from such renowned regions as Bordeaux . List of Maps Acknowledgments. PART ONE Introduction 1 The Lay of the Land 2 Central Coast Wine History 3 Central Coast Terroir 4 The Central Coast American Viticultural Area.

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Author: William A. Ausmus An excellent, one-­stop resource for touring and tasting at convenient wineries located from Monterey to Santa Barbara, the guide is organized into county-­by-­county alphabetical listings for this. Ausmus. Title: Wines and Wineries of California's Central Coast: A Complete Guide from Monterey to Santa Barbara.

This is the summary of California's Central Coast: The Ultimate Winery Guide: From Santa Barbara to Paso Robles by Mira Advani Honeycutt, Kirk Irwin, Jim Clendenen. Автовоспроизведение Если функция включена, то следующий ролик начнет воспроизводиться автоматически.

In comparative tastings, wines from California's Central Coast rival those from such renowned regions as Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Napa, yet they also offer superb value. This is the first comprehensive guide to one of the world's most dynamic and beautiful wine regions-and the setting for the award-winning movie Sideways. An excellent, one-stop resource for touring and tasting at convenient wineries located from Monterey to Santa Barbara, the guide is organized into county-by-county alphabetical listings for this up-and-coming region.Wines and Wineries of California's Central Coast includes:* Profiles of nearly 300 wineries personally visited by the author* Profiles of individual vintners* 5 maps* Winery ratings, plus author and winemaker recommendations* Visitors' and contact information for each winery* Discussions of regional wine history and terroir* Descriptions of designated American Viticultural Areas and grape varietals

Comments

Ericaz Ericaz
This book provides basic information about a large number of Central Coast wineries, including short histories and descriptions of most of them. I found these to be well done, and even learned a few facts about wineries I was quite familiar with.

I was less impressed with the author's ratings (on a one to five scale) of the wineries. Many (although certainly not all) of the wineries I am familiar with I would have rated differently. There are several potential reasons for this difference of opinion. One is simply that taste in wine varies, and the author and I may like different styles of wine. Another is that smaller wineries will have different wine lists available at different times, and what you think of them will depend on when you visit. Finally, some wineries are improving with time, and others are declining. This book was published mid 2008, but reading between the lines I suspect many of the tastings were two to three years earlier.

As with any such guide, you should use it to identify wineries or tasting rooms that might be interesting to visit, not to tell you if you will like someone's wine. This book provides URLs for wineries with websites, and it is always a good idea to check before a trip to see if they have changed their hours, and if the wines they currently have in release are varietals you might be interested in trying. With most wineries charging for tasting it is entirely reasonable to look at the tasting menu before committing to a tasting, and if it's not interesting just being honest and going elsewhere. You can only do a good tasting at a few wineries in a day, and it's a buyer's market with so many wineries competing for a shot at your business. So read up on options ahead of time, have some alternates available, and don't feel compelled to taste if the menu isn't of interest to you. (By the way, if you're with a friend or loved one, you don't need to choose the same wines. When the menu is something like five of eight you can use a couple of glasses to try the whole list. Or, if only a few appeal to you, buy one glass and taste only the few you care about. Wine tasting isn't about getting plastered on wines you don't really like ...) This book is a useful source for planning tastings in the Central Coast, but not a definitive guide to the area's wine.
Abandoned Electrical Abandoned Electrical
I used this book during my recent visit of some areas of Santa Barbara wine country. I found all the information to be accurate. The guide is complete, including information about the smallest wineries. Well done!
Perilanim Perilanim
this book is a very complete guide of wineries in central coast. The author spent time meeting the winemakers and providing some backgroud on the wineries in the discussion. Also provides recommendations for which wines are notable and a star rating (ratings, of course, are personal preferences and your own taste may be different than the rating.)
Malaris Malaris
This is a great reference book with great maps, interviews, history of the area, and a good lesson on the geology and soils of the area. This book is more than just a wine book, it also teaches you about the area.

Highly recommended.
Marad Marad
A lot of good info. !!
Dominator Dominator
Out of date, missing info for renown wineries. Pictures would be a nice addition. Long articles for wineries with average wines. I guess everyone has a story.
Gavinranadar Gavinranadar
This has a lot of good information, illustrative stories about particular winemakers, and information on the topography and the main growing regions. It served us well when it was first published, and was our veritable wine bible for our trips out here.

Bill Ausmus has been an educator at a local university (Cal Poly) as well as a central coast resident. His love of the subject and his storytelling ability make the individual vignettes worthwhile. You can decide for yourself whether you agree with his reviews of the wines. The interesting thing, however, is that in many cases, what the winemakers put forward differ from what Bill suggested as more characteristic of their efforts. It's all a matter of taste, clearly.

However, a great deal has changed in this huge district since 2008. Much of Ausmus' info on specific wines and the growers, winemakers and wineries is, not surprisingly, out of date. Given the pace of change here, there's just no way to keep something like this current after even 2-3 years.

If you can get a used copy cheaply, I'd encourage you to consider this as a good sound orientation to the region. But you'd need a more recent reference guide (or even just a decent tourist guide) to get the current lay-of-the land in terms of specific wineries and their specialties.

So this is an exhortation for some enterprising wine fanatic (or, Bill?) to take the torch and get us something updated.

Lastly, we now live in the central coast and I ride my bike past many of the wineries so lovingly described by Bill Ausmus in his book. Amazon rating aside, I'd be criminally remiss if I didn't thank Ausmus for helping to capture our imagination and contributing to what got us out here permanently. I run into locals at the wineries, and they give us perplexed looks and ask, "why did the heck did you move from the Midwest out to the central coast? Practically no one knows about it." I just wave my arms toward the vines and the ocean and they nod, sagely. "Okay but just keep it yourself, will ya?"
Let me start by saying that I am a little biased toward this book because the photograph on the cover is the view from my parents' living room. I did not take the picture but the oak tree and the grapevines in that picture have been a familiar sight for many years. This is a good overview of the wines and wineries of the Central Coast. It is a good place to start to build your own "Sideways" trip. I have my favorites as I am sure others have theirs. The Central Coast is often overlooked by many as a serious wine country but those who actually know what they are talking about know this region as the real wine country in California, not our Napa neighbors up north.