With the launch behind us, I can happily report that the book is the recipient of the 2007 Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award (!) and the San Francisco Chronicle said owning it is like having “a sommelier in your pocket.”

The book tour was a blast, with appearances in LA, San Diego, San Francisco, Sonoma, Napa, Phoenix and - of course! - New York. Click here for launch party pics in San Fran and NYC), with the latter held at the fabulous Hollywould boutique in NoLita. Thanks to everyone who supported, bought books, donated wine and said nice things about it all.

After all, it couldn’t have been a splashy book launch without hip tasters coming out in force to celebrate. Merci!