Mark Gudgel will sign "The Rise of Napa Valley Wineries"

What: Mark Gudgel will discuss and sign The Rise of Napa Valley Wineries: How the Judgment of Paris put California Wine on the Map. A wine tasting courtesy of V. Mertz will accompany the discussion and signing.

When: Friday, May 26th at 6:00 p.m.

Where: The Bookworm, 2501 So. 90th St., Ste. 111

About: Together with a wine tasting, courtesy of V. Mertz, Mark Gudgel will present his new release, The Rise of Napa Valley Wineries. RSVP for the wine tasting is recommended and will be provided as supplies last with preference going to RSVP'd guests. 

In 1976, the picturesque, agrarian Napa Valley was all but unknown to those who didn’t live there. That changed dramatically when Steven Spurrier and Patricia Gallagher decided to host a tasting of American and French wines in Paris. When wines from California defeated those of France, the world was shocked, an industry reawakened and Napa Valley exploded in a frenzy of growth and development. Families who had farmed for generations battled to hang on to their land, and many paid a steep price as the area transformed into one of the world’s premier wine-growing regions. Join author Mark Gudgel as he explores the trials and tribulations of Napa’s meteoric rise to prominence.

Dr. Mark Gudgel is a father, husband, college professor, marathon runner and author. A regular contributor to Edible Marin & Wine Country and Napa Valley Life, his previous book, Think Higher Feel Deeper, focused on his career in Holocaust education. He is the board president of the vinNEBRASKA Foundation and currently working on a book about the Court of Master Sommeliers and a travel guide to the Napa Valley. Gudgel lives in Omaha with his wife and their children.

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Friday, May 26, 2023 - 6:00pm
The Rise of Napa Valley Wineries: How the Judgment of Paris Put California Wine on the Map (American Palate) By Mark Gudgel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467151856
Availability: On our shelves as of last inventory update.
Published: History Press - May 8th, 2023

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