Books for the Wine Lover this Holiday Season
Are you like me and feel like BAM it’s the holiday season and everything is rushed and crazy. You are trying to find that right gift for everyone on your list. As we are taking part in the holiday cheer and going to parties, shopping, January is right around the corner and BOOM, it’s quiet. That is the best time to curl up with a good book, try a new recipe and begin to plan your 2018 travels.
Among all the holiday gift guide posts there are out there, I hope you take a look at my three suggested books for the wine lover this holiday season. There is one for the cook, one for the traveler and one novel for the person to curl up on the couch in front of the fireplace with a good glass of wine.
FOR THE COOK
Pinot, Pasta and Parties
Paul Sorvino and Dee Dee Sorvino
This cookbook is from Actor Paul Sorvino and his wife Dee Dee Sorvino. They share with you their background, their stories and their recipes. They love to cook Italian of course. Each chapter has a theme and a well thought out menu and begins with a special cocktail. Their stories about growing up, what influenced them, how they met are all intertwined within. I tried the Spaghetti Western Mac and Cheese. Easy to make and delish! Also for those movie nights is their Italian Popcorn. At the very end of the book there is a section that explains the major red and white grapes of Italy. SRP $30 but Amazon has it for $20.60
FOR THE TRAVELER
Tapping the Hudson Valley
OK, so here is where I have to give myself a plug. Tapping the Hudson Valley is your guide to visiting the craft beverage producers of the Hudson Valley and the sights along the way. Comprehensive one and three day itineraries complete with restaurant and lodging suggestions along with directions should your electronics fail. Even has suggestions for day trips from New York City on Metro North to visit some of the lower Westchester breweries. I have had people who purchase this book tell me they use it and get autographs from the craft beverage makers (winemakers, distillers, brewmaster, & cider makers.) Create memories with Tapping the Hudson Valley. Available on Amazon $12.95
FOR THE NOVEL READER
Crush – A Wine Thriller
Jennifer M. Fraser
This novel is a great read for a cold winter day, in the ski lodge(if you don’t ski) or on the beach and by the pool. You won’t be disappointed. Jennifer M. Fraser will have you on the edge of your seat trying to guess who’s behind he situations that occur and it’s not who you think. There is a little bit of spy, romance and wine in this wonderful novel. After you read the last page, you will want to take a trip to British Columbia’s Okanagan wine region. You can read my review here. Crush is available on Amazon for $9.95