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The man who put California’s wine country on the map

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Edward Humes' "A Man and His Mountain: The Everyman Who Created Kendall Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneur"

Before Jess Jackson became the billionaire who transformed the landscape of California wine production, he was a police officer. And a prosecutor. And a real-estate lawyer. “A Man and His Mountain” delves into the life of Jackson and his quest to make Americans appreciate good wine.

From his first vineyard in Lakeport, California to the creation of Kendall-Jackson, one of the biggest brands of premium wines in the US, author Edward Humes explores the innovative, and initially derided decisions of the man he describes as this country’s greatest wine entrepreneur.

Guest:
Edward Humes, author, “A Man and His Mountain;” Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author. His last book was Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash

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