My Next Book: A Man and His Mountain

I just got the cover and catalog copy for my upcoming book (and first biography), A Man and His Mountain: The Everyman Who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneurand had to share. I think it might be the most gorgeous cover yet of any of my books.

Publication is October 22, but cover creation is the stage when a book finally feels real (and basically done - phew!). I loved working on this book, and getting to spend time on Alexander Mountain with Jess Jackson. He was a remarkable guy with a remarkable story. He's the only ex-lumberjack turned Berkeley cop turned lawyer turned winemaker to land on the Forbes 400 list -- and he put chardonnay on America's tables and won the Preakness Stakes Triple Crown race while he was at it.