A Man and his Mountain: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America’s Greatest Wine Entrepreneur

[Edward Humes] Ï A Man and his Mountain: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America’s Greatest Wine Entrepreneur ↠ Download Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. A Man and his Mountain: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America’s Greatest Wine Entrepreneur Made in America Jess Jackson a lawyer at the twilight of his career purchases a small pear & walnut orchid just next to Californias wine valley. He decides to grow grapes as a potential retirement job when one cold evening he is confronted with a broken watering system resulting in a cold night time scuba dive to unclog a filter and save his crop. He reflects on this difficulty and ponders: why the trouble for other wineries and not hi. A Nice Read, and not a hagiograph either Eric Hall Very w

A Man and his Mountain: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America’s Greatest Wine Entrepreneur

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Rating : 4.30 (740 Votes)
Asin : 161039285X
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
Publish Date : 2013-10-01
Language : English

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He brought con men to justice, exposed industry-wide corruption in court and Congress, then exacted the best revenge of all: race after race, he defied conventional wisdom with one high-stakes winner after another, capped by the epic season of Rachel Alexandra, the first filly to win the Preakness in nearly a century, cementing Jackson’s reputation as America’s king of wine and horses.. The empire Jackson built endures and thrives as a family-run leader of the American wine industry.Jess Jackson entered the horseracing game just as dramatically. Today, KendallJackson and its 14,000 acres of coastal and mountain vineyards produce a host of award-winning wines, including the most popular Chardonnay in the world, which was born out of a catastrophe that nearly broke Jackson. Admirers and detractors alike have called him the Steve Jobs of winea brilliant, infuriating, contrarian gambler who seemed to win more than his share by anticipating consumers’ desires with uncanny skill. His life story is a compelling slice of history, daring, innovation, feuds, intrigue, talent, mystique, and luck. Time after time his decisions would be ignored and derided, then envied and imitated as competitors struggled to catch up.He founded KendallJackson with a single, tiny vineyard and a belief that there could be more to California

Made in America Jess Jackson a lawyer at the twilight of his career purchases a small pear & walnut orchid just next to California's wine valley. He decides to grow grapes as a potential retirement job when one cold evening he is confronted with a broken watering system resulting in a cold night time scuba dive to unclog a filter and save his crop. He reflects on this difficulty and ponders: "why the trouble for other wineries and not hi. A Nice Read, and not a hagiograph either Eric Hall Very well written, and for this genre it is reasonably honest and unblinking about it's subject. Given that Jess Jackson was obviously a great bay area pioneer in wine, law & real estate, and by most accounts a man with a tough exterior, an authorized biography with the necessary access to the family regarding a recently deceased family member could easily slip into a worshipful whitewash.Thankfully this book does not do . An interesting story poorly told RGB There is an interesting story here; Edward Humes just doesn't seem to be up to the task of telling it. His biography of Jess Jackson crosses far over the line into hagiography, as Jackson's mastery of persuasion and marketing apparently rendered Humes unable to tell a balanced story of this remarkable life. (In short: in every good trait, Jackson is the best; in every dispute, win or lose, Jackson is right; in every endea

Compelled to work from childhood on, he proved resourceful and able, overcoming Depression-era poverty and an abusive father before emerging as a successful real-estate attorney. A chance encounter on an airplane offered the lawyer an opportunity to buy some northern California land and thus fulfill a longstanding ambition to become a farmer. Throwing himself into wine-making, he created the now-renowned Kendall-Jackson brand. This book will attract readers of diverse interests, from the law to wine-making to business to horse-racing. From Booklist Whatever Jess Jackson touched seemed to turn to profit, whether lawsuits, grapes, or horses. Passionate and even ruthless, Jackson sought out the best talents and finest vineyards in California’s emerging wine business and made chardonnay a household word in America. Humes makes his charismatic subject’s every venture vividly and intensely dramatic. Tr

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