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Books About Wine to Feast on This Thanksgiving and Beyond

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You can keep your cranberries and candied yams. Everyone knows that turkey—and Uncle Bob’s stories—go best with a nice glass of wine. While everyone else is busy dressing their turkeys and mashing their potatoes, I’ll be on the hunt for the best wine to bring to the Thanksgiving Day table. While searching for some new ideas, I stumbled upon The Winerist where I found an article on the Top Six Wines to Serve for Thanksgiving and I was pleasantly surprised. The Winerist recommends keeping it simple and serving a sparkling wine before the meal and at least one red and one white wine during dinner. I’m all about starting things off with a celebratory note, so I’ll be adding a…

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California Celebrity Vineyards Book Suggests Fine Wines Brought to You by the Stars

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Visiting local vineyards is always a relaxing getaway, especially in the summer when the sun is shining and you’re looking to venture outside. But what if you could tour the sprawling vineyards of some of your favorite celebrities? There’s an easy way to catch a sneak peek of celeb wine country, and this edition was written exclusively for the Golden State. Nick Wise and Linda Sunshine’s California Celebrity Vineyards: From Napa to Los Olivos in Search of Great Wines (The Overlook Press, June 15, 2016) provides an amazing selection from the likes of Francis Ford Coppola, Kurt Russell, Mario Andretti, Yao Ming and Lillian Disney. Whether you’ve started your foray into wine because of family traditions, the sheer challenge or simply the science behind…

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