Will speak and sign her new book at 750 Wines on April 14
St. Helena, Napa Valley, March 2015 — Noted Wall Street Journal wine columnist and author Lettie Teague will come to St. Helena on April 14 for a book signing. The event will take place at 750 Wines, 1224 Adams Street, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy a selection of newly released white and rosé wines.
The 240-page hardcover new book, WINE IN WORDS: Some Notes For Better Drinking, will be published in April by Rizzoli Ex Libris. It sells for $29.95. The ISBN is 978-0-8478-4543-9. The E-Book ISBN is 978-0-8478-4544-6.
There are wine encyclopedias and guides – WINE IN WORDS: Some Notes for Better Drinking is none of those books. It doesn’t contain everything, just the really important stuff: the truly key wines, grapes, regions, tips about wine buying, aging, storage and useful explanations about tasting notes and whether or not vintages really matter. In short, this book covers the real absolutes that you need to know about wine. With the pithy wit that readers of her columns have come to expect, Lettie Teague breaks down the stumbling blocks that often intimidate us and clears up the myths that cloud our understanding. A series of mini-essays cover the essentials in a fun, omnibus fashion. The tone is sometimes irreverent, sometimes opinionated, but always practical. Readers will find charming entries such as “The Unbearable Oakiness of Being,” “Can Wedding Wine Be Good?” and “Why You Really Need Only One Glass.” Other entries may provoke some lively debate, such as “Men Are From Cab, Women are From Moscato” and “In Defense of Wine Snobs.” The opposite of a didactic textbook, this volume is not meant to be read from start to finish. Instead, like wine itself, it encourages small contemplative sips. WINE IN WORDS is a companion for the modern taste, a concise and curated collection of tidbits to satisfy anyone with a lively curiosity and palate.
Lettie Teague is the wine columnist at The Wall Street Journal and the winner of three James Beard Awards. Formerly, Teague was the wine columnist at Food & Wine Magazine for ten years. She is the author of Educating Peter and the co-author of Fear of Wine.
Founded in 2009 by Monica and David Stevens, 750 WINES is a St. Helena boutique wine shop which carries a treasure trove of hard to find, artisanal, hand-crafted gems from Napa and Sonoma.
JAMESON ANIMAL RESCUE RANCH
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch is a no-kill rescue and sanctuary in the Napa Valley for homeless companion and farm animals, providing transitional and permanent shelter, adoption and rescue services, humane education, animal advocacy and a commitment to ending animal cruelty and overpopulation. JARR also collaborates with and acts as a liaison for various animal rescue groups locally.
JARR is a 501C3 non-profit founded by David and Monica Stevens and was named in honor of Jameson, a Great Pyrenees (dog) rescued by Monica in Chicago, who lived to the age of 14. JARR’s 2015 fundraiser, WINEAPAWLOOZA, will take place on July 18. Details at www.jamesonanimalrescueranch.org.