It’s Napa versus Sonoma, and the antics are rampant!
When acclaimed Vanity
Fair journalist Alan Deutschman came to the California wine country as the
lucky house guest of very rich friends, he was surprised to find a civil war
being fought between Napa Valley, which epitomized prestige and wealthy excess,
and neighboring Sonoma Valley, a ragtag bohemian enclave so stubbornly backward
that rambunctious chickens wandered freely through town. In A Tale of Two Valleys, Deutschman
wittily captures these stranger-than-fiction locales and uncorks the hilarious
absurdities of life among the wine world’s glitterati. The cast of characters
brims with eccentrics, egomaniacs, and a mysterious man in black who crashed
the elegant Napa Valley Wine Auction before proceeding to pay a half-million
dollars for a single bottle. What develops is nothing less than the struggle
for the soul of one of America’s last bits of paradise. Download and start listening now!