A man and his mountain : the everyman who created Kendall-Jackson and became America's greatest wine entrepreneur / Edward Humes
- Humes, Edward
- New York : PublicAffairs, 
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- vii, 324 pages ; 25 cm
- Prologue: Catch Me If You Can -- Diving In -- First Pour : Glut and Stuck -- The Street Smart Farm Boy -- The Oyster Bar and Nancy's Wine -- Joe Goodguy of the Berkeley PD -- Bending and Blending -- The New King of Wine Country Meets His Match -- Birth of a Terroirist -- VRU and the Hard "C" -- Gallo, Gall, Greens and Growth : Jess Jackson at War -- Family Man, Part II, and the Retirement That Didn't Stick -- Bluegrass Hurricane : Mr Jackson's Wild Ride -- The Vineyard by the Owl House.
- "A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist tells the story of the self-made billionaire who built the Kendall-Jackson empire from nothing into the biggest selling brand of premium wines in the U.S. Jess Stonestreet Jackson was one of a small band of pioneering entrepreneurs who put California's wine country on the map. His life story is a compelling slice of history, daring, innovation, feuds, intrigue, talent, mystique, contrarianism, and luck, offering a unique window on the elegant, adventurous, and cut-throat worlds of Jackson's two passions: wine and horseracing. Time after time his decisions would be ignored, derided, then finally envied and imitated, as whole industries watched him become a billionaire and tried to keep up. He reinvented himself at mid-life, and became founder and CEO of Kendall-Jackson. The empire he constructed endures and thrives even after his death in 2011. In A Man and His Mountain, Edward Humes brings us the no-holds barred tale of the brilliant, infuriating, successful man who seemed to win more than his share by staying far ahead of the pack"--
- 9781610392853 (hardcover : alkaline paper), 161039285X (hardcover : alkaline paper), and 9781610392860 (ebook)
- Includes index.
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