Reading Between The Wines
For geeks who love to read while sipping and sip while reading, Anarchist Wine Co. features "Reading Between the Wines", a wine-centric book club for winos and literary lushes. Based in Napa Valley, we welcome you to pop a cork and feed your head through online gatherings the third Thursday of each month at 6pm PST. Click on the title or the image to purchase the book from Amazon. Click on Register to join the club
Date: Thursday, May 21st,
Title: Cork Dork , Author: Bianca Bosker
A Wine-FUELED Adventure Among The Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste.
Recommended Pairing: 2016 Conspiracy Theory Proprietary Red Blend
Date: Thursday, June 18th,
Title: Beyond Flavour: The Indispensable Handbook to Blind Wine Tasting, Author: Nick Jackson
The book offers detailed descriptions of the key attributes of major grape varieties and wine producing regions, and argues that assessing a wine's structure - acid structure in white wines and tannin structure in red wines - is a more reliable indicator of a wine's identity than the traditional reliance on flavour.
Recommended Pairing: 2018 Pinot Blanc, Mendocino County
Date: Thursday, July 16th,
Title: Wine & War: The French, the Nazis and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure,Author: Don & Petie Kladstrup
This is the thrilling and harrowing story of the French wine producers who undertook ingenious, daring measures to save their cherished crops and bottles as the Germans closed in on them. Wine and War illuminates a compelling, little-known chapter of history, and stands as a tribute to those extraordinary individuals who waged a battle that, in a very real way, saved the spirit of France.
Recommended Pairing: 2015 Blanc de Blancs, Sangiacomo Vineyard, Sonoma Coast AVA
Date: Thursday, August 20th
Title: Vignette: Stories of Life & Wine in 100 Bottles, Author: Jane Lopes
In Vignette, sommelier Jane Lopes recommends the 100 bottles of wine to best expand your wine journey, giving you a complete palate education of the important styles, grapes, regions, and flavors of this magical and ever-growing world.
Recommended Pairing: 2014 Philosopher Cabernet Sauvignon