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The Wine Foundry

Reading Between The Wines

For geeks who love to read while sipping and sip while reading, our parent winery, The Wine Foundry, 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 join the discussion through online gatherings, now on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Click on the link below to join the club.  Participation is free, no purchase necessary, tune in for one or all sessions. Click on the title or the image to purchase the book from Amazon, or purchase from your local bookseller. If you would like to taste along, check out our recommended wine for each session from the Anarchist and Foundry collections. 

Upcoming Sessions

Wine & War: The French, the Nazis and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure,
by 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 Wine: 2015 Blanc de Noirs, Sonoma Coast


Wednesday, August 19th

Vignette: Stories of Life & Wine in 100 Bottles, by 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 Wine: 2014 Philosopher Cabernet Sauvignon


previous sessions
Thursday, May 21st
Cork Dork, by Bianca Bosker

Register for Cork Dork Virtual Book Reading

     "A Wine-FUELED Adventure Among The Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste"

Recommended Wine: 2016 Conspiracy Theory Proprietary Red Blend

Thursday, June 18th
Beyond Flavour: The Indispensable Handbook to Blind Wine Tasting,
by Nick Jackson

Beyond Flavor by 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 Wine: 2018 Pinot Blanc, Mendocino County