Here are a few recommendations for wine related books. Let us know of others we should read and recommend.
House of Mondavi by Julia Flynn Siler
Judgement of Paris by George M. Taber
The Widow Clicquot – The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It by Tilar J. Mazzeo
The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine by Benjamin Wallage
Sheila’s choice for wine pairing: Your choice! I haven’t read the book yet so you choose your accompanying Bookshelf Wine and let us know your choice and why.
This lovely light-reading book chronicles the trials and tribulations of a couple who move from England to the South of France. From language issues to remodeling their 200 year old stone home, Mr. Mayle takes you month by month through their first year journey to a new place. They learn about their neighbors, local customs, local food and restaurants and grape harvest. Mr. Mayle is the author of several books, one being A Good Year of which a movie by the same name was made. “A Good Year” remains my favorite movie! Bookshelf Wines Club members should check it out. Dinner and a movie anyone? I can’t wait to read the next book by Mr. Mayle, Toujours Provence. Sheila’s Choice for wine pairing: Bookshelf Wines 2016 Viognier
Mike Arnold is a local legend among Jeepers Jamboree fans and those interested in preserving the Rubicon Trail for motorized access. Mike’s son, Kevin, used Mike’s notes from the trip, along with recollections and documents he retained, to write this amazingly interesting book. The book takes us through the “Expedicion de las Americas” which was a several months long Jeep journey from Usuhaia, Argentina, the southermost city in the world, to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. The book chronicles the passage through the Isthmus of Panama, specifically, the 200 miles of roadless jungle known as the Darien Gap. I felt I was crossing the Darien while reading the book! Fun, thrills, laughter, and fear were some of the many emotions expressed by Mike during the crossing. We had our copy signed by the author at Placerville News where books are available for purchase. What a fun day we had during the holiday season as we walked to hist