Karen will be joined in conversation with Graeme MacDonald of MacDonald Vineyards and Meghan Zobeck of Burgess Cellers. There will be a wine reception and books for sale.*
Karen MacNeil’s The Wine Bible has long been the most enlightening, comprehensive, and entertaining wine book on the market—with over 800,000 copies in print, it is the bestselling wine book in America. And now it is completely revised and updated. Hailed as “America’s missionary of the vine” (TIME), MacNeil is considered one of only a handful of experts with a global command of wine. THE WINE BIBLE, 3RD EDITION brims with her knowledge and passion for her subject while artful, evocative descriptions bring each wine to life. Transporting you from the cool, emerald green hills of Oregon’s Willamette Valley to the warm shores of the Mediterranean, MacNeil delves into the history, food, wineries, and flavors of each region.
“... the year’s gift for the wine lover who wanted a one-book source covering the wines of the world and the foods that go with them, presented carefree and with easy, friendly authority.”-The New York Times Book Review
“[MacNeil is] a breath of fresh air amid the mostly stodgy wine world of wine writing.” -San Francisco Chronicle
"When Ms. MacNeil charts the ascending tannin levels in red wine grapes, she compares the gritty stuff to Clint Eastwood’s five-o’clock shadow. The body of this bible is a country-by-country march through winedom, offering lively regional history, sketches of notable personalities, as well as tips on the best local wines and the foods to match with them.”–Wall Street Journal
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
One of the foremost wine experts in the United States, Karen MacNeil is the only American to have won every major wine award given in the English Language. In a full-page profile on her, TIME Magazine called Karen, “America’s Missionary of the Vine.” Karen is the author of the award-winning book,THE WINE BIBLE, the single best-selling wine book in the United States, with more than one million copies sold. She is the creator and editor of WineSpeed, the top digital newsletter in wine in the United States. Known for her passion and unique style, she conducts seminars and presentations for corporate clients worldwide. The former wine correspondent for the Today Show on NBC, Karen was also the host of the PBS series Wine, Food and Friends with KarenMacNeil, for which she won an Emmy. And finally, Karen is the creator and Chairman Emeritus of the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America, which has been called the “Harvard” of wine education. More information is available atwww.karenmacneil.com.
*Cash preferred, credit cards will be written down and processed the next day.
ABOUT THE WHITE BARN
Known as a unique performing arts venue in St. Helena, The White Barn is a carriage house built in 1872 as part of the home and winery estate of the early Napa Valley entrepreneur Erasmus Keyes. Located at the end of Sulphur Springs Avenue in a bucolic vineyard setting, The Barn was transformed into an intimate 75-seat performing arts venue without loss of its historic charm. The Barn has nurtured local and international talents from the San Francisco Bay Area, the West Coast, and nationally for more than 30 years under the guidance of emeritus artistic director Nancy Garden and her son, present director David Garden. The Barn is otherwise staffed by volunteers.