Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine
by Steven Kent Mirassou
Hardcover – June 2021
Steven Kent Mirassou received his BA in American Literature from the George Washington University and his MA in Literature from NYU. He was born in the Salinas Valley and grew up in San Jose and Los Gatos before going east to college. Lineage: Life and Love and Six Generations in California Wine is his first book.
Mirassou started his wine career in sales but found his true passion after moving into the production side of the business in 1996. Steven has made the highest rated wines from the Livermore Valley, is a founder of the Mount Diablo Highlands Wine Quality Alliance, and the President of the Livermore Valley Wine Growers Association.
Steven has four adult children, April Coffey, Aidan Mirassou, Katherine Mirassou, and Sara Mirassou. He lives in Livermore, CA with his wife, Beth Murray Mirassou, and their two dogs
In a new post on Wine Saves Lives!, Steven Kent Mirassou and Beth Murray of The Steven Kent Winery talk about the new release of The Premier, Steven Kent’s best Cabernet. This vintage, due to the smoke-taint that affected nearly all of the 2020 Livermore harvest, The Premier was made
Yesterday, Em and I had the opportunity to evaluate a dosage trial done on our new méthode champenoise Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains. A dosage trial consists of adding different levels of sugar dissolved in wine in order to create a balance between acidity, mouthfeel, and sweetness. Using sample bottles, we
New post on Wine Saves Lives! about a visit to Oregon wine country and the opportunity to say goodbye to an old mentor and friend.
A new post on Wine Saves Lives! about tasting Cab Franc from Chateau Montelena, a producer known the world over for its Chard and Cab Sauvignon, and talking with legendary winemaker, Bo Barrett, about the role Cab Franc plays at his winery.
New post on Wines Saves Lives! exploring the idea that one can devote a lifetime to studying something (in my case, Cabernet Franc) and realize (happily) that one knows only the smallest bit about it. Art rewards passion and openmindedness…each time one shoves her nose into a great book
When I was young and didn’t know anything, young and tannic and fruit-forward wines seemed like the cat’s pajamas. What could be more delicious than the obviousness of youth? Over time that same dumb winemaker, with a little more leather on his hide and many more wines across his gullet