American Wine Personality biographies
Biographies about Robert Parker and the Mondavi Family These two books provide great insight into the rise of wine in the US over the last 50 years and a very interesting look into two larger than life personalities.

The Emperor of Wine; The Rise of Robert M. Parker Jnr: Elin McCoy. This is a fascinating picture of how Robert Parker rose to become the most powerful wine critic in the world and the effect that he has had on the wine world.

The House of Mondavi: Julia Flynn Siler. This book includes family fueds that make ‘Dallas’ look tame but makes for intriguing reading into how Robert Mondavi built his winery and how he eventually lost it.

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