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Peak season: You probably cook with tomatoes year-round, but in September they deserve top billing. California tomatoes taste awesome right now: sun-ripened, juicy, and deeply colored, with a sweet fragrance that will fill your kitchen. Make them the star of a savory tart with a tender crust and a creamy goat cheese drizzle. California on your plate!
Stats to celebrate: Did you know that 92% of California wine is made in a Certified California Sustainable winery? That’s worth a toast, for sure. Winegrape growers have also leapt on board the sustainability train, with over 45% of California’s winegrape acres certified to one or more of the top standard-setting organizations.
Which wine? Tomatoes aren’t the easiest wine match, but that buttery crust expands the possibilities. Try a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc if you’re serving the tart as an appetizer. But if it’s a side dish for grilled lamb or rotisserie chicken, bring out the Zinfandel or Pinot Noir.
a culinary tour of california
Wine Country Table: With Recipes that Celebrate California’s Sustainable Harvest takes readers on a journey through California’s rich wine and food heritage, culinary diversity and sustainability with 50 fabulous recipes and stunning photography.
Written by award-winning author Janet Fletcher, Wine Institute’s new book offers a visual tour of 23 stunning farms and wineries whose sustainable practices highlight the future of responsible farming and winegrowing embraced throughout California.
Hardcover / 8.4” x 10.5” / 352 pages
300 color photographs
$45.00 U.S., $60.00 Canadian
Release Date: April 2019
Wine Institute is an association of nearly 1,000 California wineries and affiliated businesses from the beautiful and diverse wine regions throughout the state. Wine Institute works to create an environment where the wine community can flourish and contribute in a positive fashion to our nation, state and local communities. For information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified sustainable producer Jordan Winery, owner of the Wine Country Table website and magazine, consents to Wine Institute’s use of its trademark for this book. Find food, wine, entertaining and travel tips at www.winecountrytable.com.