The Steve Jobs of Wine
The name Jess Jackson evokes a rich history. For wine consumers and, particularly, Chardonnay admirers, Edward Humes’s A Man and His Mountain tells the story of my friend, the late Jess Jackson, and his incredible rise to global recognition. Jess was among the small band of pioneering entrepreneurs seeking to put California’s wine country on the map. Ed beautifully chronicles a simple man’s big dream. From Jess’s early years, in which his ideas were time and again ignored or rejected, to fleeting successes, as competitors often imitated his revolutionary methods of growing grapes and making stunning wines, A Man and His Mountain reinforces the quiet ambition behind the quintessential American success story. Pulitzer Prize-winning Edward Humes tells an engaging story of a giant in America in A Man and His Mountain, available for $27.