01 How To Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto From New York Times Chief Wine Critic – Eric Asimov
New York Times chief wine critic Eric Asimov knows that while wine anxiety is normal, it’s also the greatest obstacle to deriving pleasure from this incredible yet complex beverage. In How To Love: A Memoir and Manifesto, Asimov addresses subjects as varied as the Rise of American Connoisseurship, the Tyranny of the Tasting Note, What’s Wrong With Scores?, and How to Learn to Enjoy Wine, while paying special attention to wines that have been particularly meaningful to him. Thought provoking and enjoyable, Asimov hopes to inspire readers not by offering tricks and methods for memorizing arcane data, but by isolating and diminishing the sense of anxiety that so burdens would-be wine lovers.
02 World Wine Guys Uncork New “Wines of the Southern Hemisphere: The Complete Guide” – Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen
“Wines of the Southern Hemisphere: The Complete Guide” in hardcover by Wine Enthusiast columnists Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen is the first book focused exclusively on the world’s most up-and-coming wine region: the Southern Hemisphere. This widespread area covers several distinct national wine cultures, notably those of Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. In addition to spotlighting current information on the leading wineries in each country, they feature interviews with premiere winemakers and choice recipes to pair with their wines.
03 November 10th Performance of “Sideways the Play” Sponsored by Pinot Days & VinVillage.com – Rob Barnett
Act fast if you want to participate in an amazing Pinot Noir tasting featuring two fantastic Pinot Producers “Fess Parker Winery” and “Pali Wine Company” pouring several of their very best wines for all of the shows attendees to enjoy…both prior to the show beginning, and again during show intermission at Sideways The Play by Rex Pickett on November 10th. Rex Pickett, the author of Sideways and his follow-on book “Vertical, will be there to answer questions about his books, the movie and the play. And, to top off this very fun evening, Pinot Days will be raffling off 3 General Admission Tickets to the Pinot Days “Grand Festival Tasting” on Sunday, November 11th, from 2-5 PM at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. Don’t miss out as this is sure to be an evening you will long remember, but there’s only 45 seats available, so don’t wait, buy your tickets now! Rob Barnett is CEO and Founder of VinVillage.com and VinVillageRadio.
04 VinVillage & VinVillageRadio Partner For 4th Annual Pinot Days Southern California November 11th – Hector Osuna and Aaron Walker
Pinot Days Grand Tasting, at the Shrine Auditorium-Exposition Hall in Los Angeles, will showcase approximately 80+ phenomenal pinot noir producers. Nearly 2000 Consumers will be able to sample almost 400 pinots from every important domestic pinot noir region, from the Russian River Valley to the Santa Lucia Highlands, Oregon to Carneros, Anderson Valley to Sonoma Coast to Santa Rita Hills. Come to Pinot Days to taste the highly acclaimed vintages, and talk with the winemakers who create the wines. Local specialty food purveyors will serve delectables that pair well with pinot. Both Hector Osuna, Winery Ambassador, Fess Parker Winery, and Aaron Walker, Winemaker, Pali Wine Company, will pour Pinot Noir at the Grand Tasting.