July book events – NYC, Portland

wine politicsWe are in book launch month! The official publication date for Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink is July 14 but there are a few events before that (and the book is in stock now with many retailers). Here’s a roundup:

July 9, noon-1 PM: Beard on Books: a talk, discussion and book signing at the James Beard House, NYC. Brown-bagging welcome; coffee and wine biscotti from Three Tarts bakery will be available. $20 donation to the JBF encouraged for non-students. If you’ve never gotten around to checking out the historic Beard house, now’s your chance! 167 W. 12th St. Details and reservations.

July 11: Book signing at Astor Wines (Lafayette @ 4th St), 6-8 PM. No talk here, just a signing; French wines also available for tasting.

July 22: Book signing at Powell’s Books, Cedar Hills Crossing (Beaverton, OR), 7PM. details and preorder a signed copy of the book

And one day (Saturday the 26th?) at IPNC, the International Pinot Noir Celebration.

I hope you can make one–or more! If you can’t, consider adding the book for your virtual shopping cart. Ponder this comparison: William Fevre, Chablis, 2006 a fine wine that goes for $19.95 a bottle. Or , available from Amazon for $18.15! The Chablis will bring you pleasure for one evening but the book will hold down your bookshelf forever! And unlike wine, available now for shipping to all 50 states!

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6 Responses to “July book events – NYC, Portland”

  1. So when you coming to Vancouver? should talk to Barbara Jo’s Cooks to Book (Bookstore) thats were I buy my cookbooks.

  2. Forgot to Add, then you can come eat at the restaurant were I work

    A Kettle of Fish

  3. Thanks, Weston! I’ve heard about Barbara Jo’s and would love to get back to Vancouver but, sadly, it’s not in the works. Looks like a great restaurant! Cheers,


  4. I read your book and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed it and learned a lot. The chapters about the shipping laws within the United States and how they came to be after the repeal of Prohibition was very interesting. It helped me to understand the current debates between the wholesalers, retailers,various states and their shipping laws. I thought the book would be very technical, but it was a very good read and any technical terms were explained very well. It also was illuminating on the aspect of how big business impacts the wine industry and how critics play a role. All in all a very good book. Thanks!

  5. Congrats Dr. Vino! (Or rather, “Cheers mate!”)

  6. I just finished your book yesterday, and I really enjoyed it. I’m sure I could go on and on, but I simply wanted to say congrats. If you’d like a more specific review, feel free to ask!


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