It has never been more clear to me that authors scramble to get their books published just in time for the holiday season. It had better be released now, or the reviews will be missed in the holidaze craze of reviewing.

What’s come to me (or I’ve been queried to see if I’d write about on this blog) in the past couple of months, follows below.  I’ll also have a holiday wine blog for gift giving, with books that I’ve enjoyed all coming back, again. For now, though, this is how that blog is shaping up.

  1. 2010 Food & Wine Wine Guide ~ Anthony Giglio
  2. Been Doon So Long ~ Randall Grahm
  3. Into the Earth: A Wine Cave Renaissance ~ Daniel D’Agostini with Molly Chappellet
  4. In Search of Bacchus, Wanderings in the Wonderful World of Wine Tourism ~ George M. Taber
  5. Tequila, The Spirit of Mexico ~ Enrique Martinez Limón, given to me by my client Tequila Semental
  6. The Psychology of Wine ~ Evan Mitchell and Brain Mitchell
  7. DRINK THIS: Wine Made Simple ~ Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl

I don’t consider that I’m on that automatic “A” list, so just imagine what’s arriving on that list’s doorstep. It’s definitely a heightened season, and there’s still a lot going to print, regardless of social media activity and reading in sound bytes.

Something I’ve always wanted to have is a page solely devoted to the books I’m reading, in the middle of writing, publicizing, traveling, marketing, tasting, blah, blah, blah… all in the name of wine. It’s a lot easier to manage here than it is to try to manage it in my brain, thank you very much.

I also want these book reviews from my experience of reading them to be stored as a resource on wine-blog. As a result, you’ll see that this blog now has a Wine Books section, and I’m delightedly relieved to finally have them all on one page for easy access.