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Toast the Harvest: As autumn settles over California wine country, the sweet aroma of fermenting grape juice is in the air. The garden’s straggler tomatoes are ripening at last, and cooks are giving their grills a workout before the rainy season begins. Nothing loves the grill like a thick Porterhouse steak, seared until crusty and served with garlic toast to soak up the juices. Now there’s a glorious dinner for two. If you’ve been saving a California red wine for a special occasion, well, what are you waiting for? No cut of beef is more deserving.
Which wine? A grilled bone-in cut has big, beefy flavor that calls for a muscular red wine with firm tannins. And with a hefty Porterhouse—the king of steaks—only a noble red variety will do. Any guesses?
Quality starts here. Winegrapes are an extremely high-value crop in California. Nature always has the final word, but the best grape growers set themselves up for success.
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.