The Winemakers of Paso Robles Event

On Sunday, December 3 at 4 pm, Laguna Beach Books is pleased to welcome professional photographer Julia Perez and the OC Register's award-winning journalist and wine writer Paul Hodgins to the store. We will be celebrating the release of their beautiful new book, The Winemakers of Paso Robles.

 
The Winemakers of Paso Robles is a large format, full-color book, lovingly crafted and designed to take you beyond the cellar door, deep into the art and science of making the finest wines in the world, and celebrating the men and women who dedicate their lives in this California region to the pursuit of liquid perfection.
 
Through nearly 300 pages, with hundreds of behind-the-scenes photographs and months of penetrating interviews, this journey into the world of Paso Robles winemaking provides an intimate glimpse into the passionate lives and unbelievable stories of the people behind Paso's vibrant wine community - whose vision, talent and audacity have helped make it one of the world's most exciting wine regions.
 
In these pages you will meet a group of fascinating, passionate people of amazing diversity. Athletes and scientists, writers and engineers, successful businessmen and scrappy service workers. There are journeymen from every corner of the country and even legendary wine regions of the Old World. And, of course, there are local kids done good.
 
There are seasoned pros and relative neophytes and several on their second career, or even their third. Many overcame tremendous adversity. All have made enormous sacrifices and risked everything. They have come from different places and circumstances; they have different methods and experiences and philosophies. But they all share a single quality: a burning obsession to make wine that lives up to their dreams. These are their stories.
 
About the Authors:
 
Julia Perez is a professional photographer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has lived and worked in every corner of the world - photographing safaris in Tanzania, mosques in Turkey, temples in Hong Kong, and war-torn ruins in Southern Spain. She has long been a great lover of wine and fascinated with winemakers. Over the past few years, she has been fortunate to have taken photos of vineyards, wineries and winemakers all over the world.
 
Paul Hodgins has been an award-winning journalist for the Orange County Register for more than 20 years. With a doctorate in music from USC and credits as a dance and theater composer, Paul began his career as a performing arts educator and critic. He is the Register's wine writer, penning a weekly column called Good Libations.
Event date: 
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
Laguna Beach Books
1200 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651