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Tasting the Good Life: Wine Tourism in the Napa Valley epub

by Sharon Bohn Gmelch,George Gmelch


Tasting the Good Life: Wine Tourism in the Napa Valley epub

ISBN: 025335644X

ISBN13: 978-0253356444

Author: Sharon Bohn Gmelch,George Gmelch

Category: Food and Wine

Subcategory: Beverages & Wine

Language: English

Publisher: Indiana University Press; Presumed to be 1st as edition is unstated edition (June 16, 2011)

Pages: 288 pages

ePUB book: 1458 kb

FB2 book: 1106 kb

Rating: 4.5

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Tasting the Good Life is a fine study of wine and what it offers people, highly recommended. Written by Napa Valley insiders George and Sharon Gmelch, it reveals both sides of the renowned wine tourism industry, paying attention to the visitors and to the voices of key local people.

Tasting the Good Life is a fine study of wine and what it offers people, highly recommended. An excellent book for all tourists, winery managers, and city or region planners. August, 2011 (Winesworld's Magazine). Tourism scholars and wine and food tourists alike will find it enlightening. Nelson Graburn University of California, Berkeley).

Posted in Uncategorized Tagged California, George Gmelch, Highway 29, napa valley, Sharon Gmelch . For outdoor activities try biking (one narrative in our book Tasting the Good Life deals with this). A good rental place for bicycles is located in Yountville.

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by Sharon Bohn Gmelch and George Gmelch. Five million visitors a year travel to California's Napa Valley to experience the good life: to taste fine wines, eat fine food, and immerse themselves in other sophisticated pleasures while surrounded by bucolic beauty. Tourism is the world's largest employer, and tourists today want to experience the world through all five senses.

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Wine tourism regions such as Napa face challenges in destination marketing and branding.

University of San Francisco (USF) and Union College. Wine tourism regions such as Napa face challenges in destination marketing and branding. The Napa Valley is a wine tourism destination that embodies dual identities as both a geographical location in the coastal northern region of California and a renowned brand that has become globally synonymous with high-quality wine. The purpose of this study is to evaluate supply-derived critical success factors of Napa wine tourism from the lens of a demand perspective utilizing an ce matrix.

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Tasting the Good Life Gmelch George Неизвестно 9780253223272 : Luxury tourism in California& wine country. Описание: This book offers students an invaluable look at what cultural anthropologists do when they are in the field

Tasting the Good Life Gmelch George Неизвестно 9780253223272 : Luxury tourism in California& wine country. Описание: This book offers students an invaluable look at what cultural anthropologists do when they are in the field.

He is the author of eleven books, including (with Sharon Bohn Gmelch) Tasting the Good Life: Wine Tourism in the Napa Valley (IUP, 2011)

He is the author of eleven books, including (with Sharon Bohn Gmelch) Tasting the Good Life: Wine Tourism in the Napa Valley (IUP, 2011). He has written two other books on Barbados: Double Passage, which is about return migration, and The Parish behind God's Back: The Changing Culture of Rural Barbados (with Sharon Bohn Gmelch). He has also written widely for general audiences, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Psychology Today, and Natural History. Библиографические данные. Behind the Smile: The Working Lives of Caribbean Tourism Behind the Smile.

George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch. Published by: Indiana University Press

George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch. Published by: Indiana University Press. Tourism is the world's largest employer, and tourists today want to experience the world through all five senses

While anthropologists often have been accused of failing to "study up," this book turns an anthropological lens on an elite activity – wine tasting. Five million people a year, from the US and abroad, travel to California's Napa Valley to experience the "good life": to taste fine wines, eat fine food, and immerse themselves in other sophisticated pleasures while surrounded by bucolic beauty.

Written in a highly readable style by anthropologists George and Sharon Gmelch, Tasting the Good Life examines who wine tourists are and what the "tasting" experience is all about. It also examines the growth of wine tourism in the valley and the impact it is having on the landscape and the lives of the people who live there. In addition to the authors’ own analysis, they present the personal narratives of 17 people who work in Napa tourism — from winemaker to vineyard manager, from celebrity chef to wait staff, from hot air balloonist to masseuse. Their stories provide unexpected and entertaining insights into this new form of tourism, the people who engage in it, its impact on a now iconic place, and American consumer culture in the 21st century.

My husband and I are from the NY metro area. This August, we are joining friends--a couple from Europe--for a holiday in San Francisco. This European couple has travelled widely, but they have never been to the Bay Area before. To ensure their trip is as perfect as possible, I wanted to prepare for each segment of the vacation. To bone up on the Wine Country part of the itinerary, I browsed the titles available on tourism, wine tasting, and Napa and Sonoma Valleys. I selected this book based upon its title, its academic press, and its very recent publishing date. The book is wonderfully written, but what delighted me most was the discovery that Mr. Don Partier was the author's subject for the profile of the consummate Wine Country Tour Guide. Back in 2003, my husband treated me to my first tour of Napa and Sonoma. After months of research and due diligence on guides, he selected Mr. Don Partier. That day in April of 2003 was unforgettable. I've since been to vineyards and tours across France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and Greece, but nothing has compared to the grand tour provided by the impressive, yet down to earth, Mr. Don Partier. Mr. Partier applied his native knowledge to our advantage, taking my husband and me to hidden gems in the Valleys that few would find without his expertise on the industry and the area. The Gmelchs' profile of Mr. Partier is incisive; no wonder he was such a fine host. Glad that he is still working in the industry, we will certainly be in touch with Mr. Partier to guide us and our European friends around Napa to "Taste the Good Life" this summer. Bravo to the Gmelchs for a great book on Wine Tourism in northern California, epitomizing the ultimate wine country experience from an insider's perspective.
Not the book I recommend is visiting the Napa Vally. It is a bit dated and length in reading. I ordered it by mistake
This book has earned a permanent place on my coffee table. George and Sharon Gmelch have compiled an illustrative must-read for anyone who has ever visited the Napa Valley or has an interest in touring the wine regions of the world. The book exquisitely explores what is behind the hum of daily life in the valley and I finished with a greater understanding and appreciation of what makes the area tick. Not only is the book an educational deep dive into the history of Napa and its people, but also a dynamic study of the power of wine culture and its influence on a geographic region. I highly recommend the book to anyone looking for a compelling read.
A must read for anyone who has been to Napa Valley, or is interested in going. This book gives a great overview of the history of the valley and an insiders peek at the people who make it thrive. Well-written with lots of information, not only is it an enjoyable read but an educational one. I appreciated my trip to Napa so much more due to the knowledge I gleaned from this book. Plus it is cheaper than a wine tasting and lasts a heck of a lot longer.
Have you ever tasted a good wine and wondered about the work that went into it? Or enjoyed a good meal in Napa and wondered about the lives of those serving it? This lovely book is replete with rich narratives about the people who work the soil, tend the tasting rooms, and assist others in enjoying a good meal. For those who have an interest in wine, people and the human journey, this is a pleasant read. I had visited Napa valley briefly before reading Tasting the Good Life. I plan to return to explore various adventures discussed in the book including biking, balloon flight, the Wind Train and wineries in this celestial valley. I would highly recommend Tasting the Good Life as a foretaste of Napa !
TASTING THE GOOD LIFE by George and Sharon Gmelch is a great read. Having enjoyed wines for many years I found it interesting to know the development of wine tourism in the NAPA Valley. These skillful anthropologists interview a complete spectrum of players in the evolution of the wine and food industry that comprises the NAPA tourist experience. Especially valuable are the insights of vineyard workers, winemakers, tasting room servers, tour guides, chefs, managers, waiters and others employed by related tourist attractions. Anyone who enjoys wine or plans a trip to NAPA Valley will benefit from TASTING THE GOOD LIFE.
George and Sharon done an excellent job of turning the Napa Valley inside out, explaining to readers much about the beginnings of the culture and commodity that it has become. They give voice to the people who, together, make the famous valley what it is. Give it a read if you are interested in learning a great deal about the industry of wine, tourism, agriculture, or just looking for an interesting book!
As a Napa Valley resident (and former winery tour guide) for almost 40 years, I have witnessed firsthand the extraordinary growth of the wine industry. This comprehensive look at the entire cultural landscape here is one of the very few to offer an accurate picture of it. The authors have managed to provide a fascinating insider's take on the realities of Napa Valley life rather than the hype we residents deal with on a daily basis.