Critical Reading

The best new books of the year for any wine lover's library
Issue: December 31, 2007

The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty , by Julia Flynn Siler (Gotham Books, 464 pages, $28) The House of Mondavi explores the Mondavi family's long journey from their origins as poor, hard-working Italian immigrants through their achievements as one of America's best-known, most respected wine companies to their more recent downturn.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 29, 2007.

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