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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wine and Books: A Lovely Combination

"Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life."
~ George Herbert, English Poet and Clergyman (1593-1633)

The trademark rooster of Watts Roost Vineyard in Lewisburg, W.Va.
I recently had the opportunity to visit Watts Roost Vineyard in Lewisburg, W.Va., and it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon. The vineyard was established in 1998 and is situated on nine acres. Enjoying a glass of wine is the perfect complement to a good book.

The vineyard provides a gorgeous backdrop for wine tasting.
Enjoying the fruits of the vineyard at home.
Books are a great way to learn more about wine. Wine Savvy: The Simple Guide to Buying and Enjoying Wine Anytime, Anywhere by Heidi Yorkshire is a great resource for discovering the differences among grape varieties and how to select the wine that best suits your taste. Wine, Food & Friends by Karen MacNeil is one of my favorite cookbooks. The photographs are beautiful and it is categorized by seasons offering wine selections for each recipe.

Treat yourself to an evening of relaxation and curl up with a glass of your favorite vino and a book.
Happy Reading!


  1. Wine, Food & Friends sounds like a wonderful cookbook. I have just requested it from my library - thanks for the recommendation!

  2. A glass of wine and a good book = a sleeping reader



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