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Easy Being Green: In spring (almost here!) California farms and vineyards shift into high gear. Grapevines, silent for months, unfurl their first tender shoots, keeping growers hyper-alert on frosty mornings. Suddenly, the world is green again. Artichokes, peas, asparagus and fresh leafy herbs brighten farmers markets. When artichokes meet pappardelle, a delicious spring dinner lies ahead.
Which wine? California Sauvignon Blanc has lively acidity and bright citrus flavors, just the match for pasta topped with fresh, grassy spring vegetables. Maybe you’ve been told that wine doesn’t like artichokes? Well, it’s high time to give that myth the boot.
Green is gold. Cover crops make healthy soil, and healthy soil yields better grapes. That’s why California’s sustainable vineyards wear thick green blankets from winter to spring. Grape growers plant fava beans and other legumes to improve their soil, but these cover crops combat climate change, too.
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 email@example.com.
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.