Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

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Pinot, Pasta, and Parties, by Dee Dee and Paul Sorvino

From Spaghetti and Meat Balls, to their favorite veal stew, Pinot, Pasta, and Parties is a great primer on authentic Italian cuisine. Written by Dee Dee and Paul Sorvino, this is one Italian cookbook that belongs on anyone’s shelves, who love Italian foods. It’s filled with special dishes that we all know and love as […]

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“Cork Dork” by Bianca Bosker, Tells It Like It Is With Lots of Sass

Bianca Bosker’s “Cork Dork,  A Wine-Fueled Adventure” hit a home run, with this book. I’ve been in a lot of situations, like hers in her story, so it’s all very believable. What a joyful story of learning the who, what, when, and where of the quirky inner sanctum of sommeliers.. Bianca is a down to […]

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Summer Reading ~ Let James Gabler Take You Away

This blog is my wine journal, as a wine publicist, since the day I started it on December 29, 2005. There are very rare occasions, when I segue to something that doesn’t fit the above profile. This is one of those times. I’ve reviewed a few wine books in my wine time. For instance… I’ve […]

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Home Winemaking ~ Yes You Can

Making your own wine is done by a lot of home winemakers. And, if you’ve ever thought about making your own wine, right in the comfort of your homestead, there’s a great new book on the market. Written by Lori Stahl, and published by Fox Chapel Publishing, Making Your Own Wine at Home is a […]

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The Nose Knows ~ but only after it’s been trained

The Le Nez du Vin wine aroma kit is the original of all wine aroma kits on the market. Nobody does it better… It’s the Bentley of wine aromas, discovered by Jean Lenoir, some 30 years ago… Often imitated, it can’t possibly be duplicated. Nor can there exist anything quite like it for a luxurious […]

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Bianca Bosker’s “Cork Dork” Book Signing at Silverado Vineyards

I’m in the middle of reading Bianca Bosker’s “Cork Dork” right now and loving it, said she with no doubts that I’ll also write a review for it. Recently, a review in a major newspaper had a review of the book, and it wasn’t anything like what I’ll be writing. I’m writing from inside the […]

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White with Fish, Red with Murder ~ a novel by Harley Mazuk

White with Fish, Red with Murder, by Harvey Mazuk, is a murder mystery set in San Francisco and Russian River Valley in 1948. Harley Mazuk’s novel is one where you imagine Art Deco influences, with Humphrey Bogart (playing P.I. Frank Swiver) and Lauren Becall (Cicillia “Cici” O’Callaghan, as a brunette) getting it on in more […]

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Wine and Spirits Books of 2016 That Belong in Any Great Wine (book) Library

Each year I enjoy putting a list together of the best wine and food books I read throughout the year. This year is no exception. Here are my 2016 Wine and Spirits Books. And, here’s headed to your Black Friday shopping… A Zentrepreneur’s Guide ~ by vintner Ron Rubin and Stuart Avery Gold We’ve got […]

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Red Mountain ~ A Novel ~ Boo Walker

Red Mountain by Boo Walker is a novel that will draw you in, hold your attention, and have you up in the middle of the night because it’s nearly impossible to put down, wanting to know what happens next. I received a copy in the US mail from Boo. For Jo, Enjoy! Boo Well, I […]

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Rex Pickett and Boo Walker ~ A Journey Created

My review of Vertical, by Rex Pickett, happened in stages. It’s a very different way to write a review, I have to admit. And it also makes a bit of sense to me, as Rex Pickett is a very non-traditional kinda guy. Once I published my review, Rex Pickett reached out to me. The version […]