This author, who has written on Virginia wines since 1986, has just had his solo work Beyond Jefferson’s Vines published by Sterling Epicure of New York, which publishes Kevin Zraly’s wine books.
Copies of the hardcover book arrived in time for a media release and book signing which took place at Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, VA on Sunday, March 25th. Virginia wine writers/bloggers and other guests enjoyed a fine lunch accompanied by Paradise Springs wines from the 2010 vintage, listened to the author give a brief introduction to the book, and received autographed copies of the book from the author. Afterwards, they all enjoyed tasting samples of the Paradise Springs wines from the difficult 2011 vintage, presided over by winemaker Rob Cox with co-owner Kirk Wiles attending. The group were impressed with the purity of fruit and balance of the wines, considering the problematic nature of the 2011 vintage.
Attendees included: Virginia wine bloggers Dezel Quillen of “My Vinespot”, Mary Ann Dancisin of the Virginia Wine Guide, Frank Morgan of “Drink what YOU like”, Warren and Paul of “Virginia Wine Time”; Dave and M.J. of “Swirl, Sniff, Snark”. Also attending was noted Virginia member of the American Wine Society Dave Barber, Sterling editor Carlo DeVito, and Chris and Janina Parker of New Horizon Wines, a company that exports Virginia wines to the U.K.
Photos of the event can be viewed on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.343432332374316.94913.100001226557161&type=3
Beyond Jefferson’s Vines is over 200 pages in length, in hardback format with a strikingly attractive cover, with a foreword by blogger and Washington Post wine columnist Dave McIntyre, and will be available in Barnes & Noble stores in Virginia by early April 2012 at $19.99.
For review information, public book signing schedule and for access to the tasting notes supplement, please link to “Beyond Jefferson’s Vines” on the navigation link above; http://www.richardleahy.com/beyond-jeffersons-vines/.
For a review by Virginia blogger John Hagarty, please visit http://www.hagarty-on-wine.com/OnWineBlog/?p=5960