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The House of Mondavi by Julia Flynn Siler
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Jun 30, 2007

it was ok
Read in July, 2007

If you're expecting a book about wine, winemaking, or vineyards, you'll be disappointed. Instead, it's excrutiating detail of sibling rivalries, intrafaily lawsuits, extramarital affairs, and corporate takeovers. I think I finished this book out of loyalty to California.

Julia Flynn Siler is a balanced and through writer, but not much of a storyteller.
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Thomas You liked it better than I did! More of a transcript than a story.

Christina Boodhan Juras The title alone should have been a clue, it's not about winemaking at all (although I would have appreciated some input about how they developed certain types of wine like Fume Blanc; it might be a trade secret though).

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