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Seth Madnick with his dog at pet-friendly DeLoach Vineyards in Sonoma, California

Living so close to wine country, we sometimes forget how lucky we are to have access to so many fine California wines. The same holds true for the winemakers and chefs who live and breath Sonoma and Napa Valley from a local’s perspective. “St. Helena, California-based author Karen MacNeil freely shares her wine knowledge like a generous pour bartender. Her book, The Wine Bible, has recently been updated and revised for you to enjoy whether you are a newbie to wine tasting or are a fine wine connoisseur,” according to Nancy D. Brown.

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Karen MacNeil, Wine Bible

“Karen MacNeil freely shares her wine knowledge like a generous pour bartender. Her book, The Wine Bible, has recently been updated and revised for you to enjoy whether you are a newbie to wine tasting or are a fine wine connoisseur,” says Nancy Brown

The 2nd edition Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil is a great resource for wineries around the world. I really enjoyed the Napa and Sonoma sections. The book provides an interesting history of the area, without being too technical. Great overview of the different types of varietals and the best wines for each region. MacNeil also makes recommendations on which wines to buy at particular wineries.

Insider travel tip: My wife and I visited several Sonoma, California wineries in early November with our dog. Go to www.bringfido.com and www.dogtrekker.com for a list of wineries that have water bowls and treats for your pooch. DogTrekker has an app that you can download for use on the road. For additional insider travel tips follow @Nancydbrown on Twitter.

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Where to Buy:
The Wine Bible http://www.karenmacneil.com/
Written by Karen MacNeil
Published by Workman Publishing

The Wine Bible book review is a guest post by Seth Madnick. Workman Publishing supplied him with this wine book for review purposes. All opinions are his own.