BAIPA member Marla Rosner’s husband, Andy Hyman, author and tour guide at Platypus Tours Ltd. in California’s wine country, announced that Snob Free Wine Tasting Companion, Wine Smart in a Day, Napa & Sonoma Edition, has been recognized with the Pinnacle Award from the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs (NABE). Hyman’s book was named best travel book in NABE’s Winter 2016 competition.
An “edutaining” read, Snob Free Wine Tasting Companion helps people get over the hump of being intimidated when they tour wineries. The book has humor, great color photos, and information for those who want to get up to speed quickly about wine tasting, and learn the area’s history and geography.
When Hyman first started his work as a tour guide three years ago, he did a lot of research to learn about wine, wine tasting, wineries, and Napa and Sonoma. He listened intently to winemakers who addressed his tour groups, and visited four wineries a day. “After ushering hundreds of tourists through the wine country, I condensed the most compelling information for visitors to the area in my book.”
The book is also available in paperback and e-book format at apple.com/ibooks/ and on Amazon.