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“World Wine Guys” Announce Latest Book Launch

11 September, 2014

“World Wine Guys” Announce Latest Book Launch
Celebration of Wines of California: The Comprehensive Guide by Mike DeSimone & Jeff Jenssen to feature The Wines of Lodi, CA at Ordinaire Wine Bar
San Francisco, CA - Award-winning journalists and best-selling authors Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen will be launching their new book, Wines of California, at Ordinaire Wine Bar in Oakland on Saturday, September 20th.
Join the celebration along with vintners from LoCA - The Wines of Lodi, CA - a region featured in the book for both its historic importance to California wine as well as its burgeoning reputation for highly-sought, boutique labels and winegrape varieties that adhere to the highest standards in both quality and sustainability.

About Wines of California  
(Sterling Epicure, release date September 2, 2014)
Training their eyes beyond Napa and Sonoma, "World Wine Guys" Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen have created the most up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the state's myriad wine-growing regions. This 600-page tome offers an unparalleled look into California winemaking, history, and geography from Mendocino to Ramona Valley and all points in between, including detailed listings of outstanding producers.
Enjoy winery profiles with tasting notes, winemaker interviews, and recipes, with photos and wine labels throughout. Among 29 winemaker profiles are interviews with Peter Mondavi Sr, Heidi Barrett, and Jean-Charles Boisset. Dishes with wine pairings include recipes from wine country notables such as Michael Chiarello, Tyler Florence, and Joel Gott. The foreword is by Michael Mondavi and the preface is by Kevin Zraly—two of the most important names in wine today.
Advance praise for Wines of California includes quotes from Kathie Lee Gifford, Jennifer Simonetti Bryan MW, and others. Here’s what Virginie Boone, California Editor, Wine Enthusiast Magazine had to say: "In answer to those who would question California's wine soul, Wines of California joyously explores and celebrates the state's wide-reaching and diverse range of world-class wines and the people who make them. It'll inspire you to hit the California highway, corkscrew and Riedel’s in hand."
About the authors

Aside from being the entertaining and lifestyle editors at Wine Enthusiast, DeSimone and Jenssen are award-winning journalists, authors and the proud recipients of the
prestigious Golden Pen Award for food, wine, and travel journalism.
The pair received the title "World Wine Guys" after visiting most of the world’s wine regions throughout six continents.
Their experiences prompted them to write the best-selling book Wines from the Southern Hemisphere: The Complete Guide, which won the Gourmand International Award for Best Wine Book 2012 in the US.
Along with regularly hosted wine tastings and educational seminars around the world, they have been featured guests on a number of national TV talk shows, and are regular travel and wine contributors for The Huffington Post.
The authors will be in Oakland celebrating the launch of their book at Ordinaire Wine Bar, which has quickly emerged as one of the most buzzed about wine bar destinations in the Bay Area since its opening last year. A fitting venue to celebrate Lodi and Wines of California, Ordinaire offers primarily small-production California wines, many of them made with natural techniques, and sports eight wines on tap for sampling. 
The event will take place Saturday, September 20th at 5pm (4pm for a special media preview) at Ordinaire Wine Bar: 3354 Grand Ave Oakland, CA 94610.
For media inquiries, reservations and interviews, please contact Alexandra Fondren at Charles Communications Associates at 415|701-9463 or