Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

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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 […]

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Corkscrew, by Peter Stafford-Bow, a wine buyer, through his lens

You can’t anticipate any of it, your eyes will bug out of your head as you read it. You’ll wonder, how will he get himself out of this one? You’ve just got to read it to understand that I’m not joshing you. This book is hysterical, as he nails his characters with great depth of understanding and humor.

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Wine Country Time ~ Hurry up and wait

EXCUSE #3: Fiber optics were cut. It has thousands of lines within the tubing, so we’re trying to find that just right one line, and do have a blessed day.

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I missed Bourbon Month, Again

How could I miss it? Well, I was moving a home of 19 years, two offices, and a second business… Maybe next year will be “Third Time’s a Bourbon Charm!” I’ve just done a revisit and know that Bourbon lovers want to think about this one for the holidays coming up, now that we’re headed […]

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Peter Stafford-Bow ~ debut novel, entitled “Corkscrew – the highly improbable”

This is going to be a fun read. Anyone who’s read my Road Warrior Survivor Guide, which debuted in the print copy of Wine Business Monthly (August of 2001), knows there’s a sassy world out there.

With Peter Stafford-Bow being a professional wine buyer, I’m betting that the story’s characters are going to be classic!

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How Can We Require Mandatory Reading ~ A Perfect Score

A Perfect Score The Art, Soul, and Business of a 21st-Century Winery Craig and Katheryn Hall ~Hall Wines The world of wine is a fabulous world. It’s down home, gutsy, and warm. As I pack up my wine library, getting ready to ship it to another world with us, I pick up magazines that I’ve […]