(September 17, 2020; Napa, Calif.)—Wine Access, the online wine retailer focused on removing the barriers to the world’s most inspired wines, is inviting consumers to celebrate “back to school” season and brush up their wine knowledge with the launch of its “Authors Series.” Beginning September 19, Wine Access will present monthly online interviews with the authors of some of the world’s best wine books, offering consumers a rare chance to go beyond the written page to discover the history, culture and regions of wine from some of the most
highly-regarded wine writers. The series will feature video interviews with the authors, conducted by Wine Access Head of Wine Vanessa Conlin MW. To learn about the featured authors and obtain their books, or to sign up to receive exclusive emails including Q&A interviews with the guests, visit www.wineaccess.com/authors.
“At Wine Access our goal has always been to bring wines to life in a way that is informative, entertaining and sometimes humorous, which is why we’ve invited some of the best storytellers in the world of wine to join us in our new Authors Series,” says Head of Wine Vanessa Conlin. “For anyone interested in wine, no matter where they are on their journey, wine books remain the single best resource for learning. The amount of time, research and expertise that went into writing each of the featured books is truly staggering. By sharing some of this wisdom in our Authors Series, we hope to inspire our audience to continue their education offline.”
The initial lineup of featured authors includes:
- September 19: Dorothy J. Gaiter & John Brecher authors of Love by the Glass: Tasting Notes from a Marriage
- October 24: Elizabeth Schneider author of
Wine for Normal People
- November 24: Aldo Sohm author of Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier and a live tasting of Aldo’s Sohm & Kracher Austrian Grüner Veltliner wines
- December 19: Jim Clarke author of Wines of South Africa
Dorothy J. Gaiter & John Brecher will be the first guests of the Wine Access Author Series on September 19
The series will kick off on the 19th of September at 7:30 a.m. through Wine Access’ weekly newsletter and on YouTube with an interview featuring former Wall Street Journal wine columnists, Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, whose love of wine grew with their love for each other. Their wine stories are chronicled in their book Love by the Glass: Tasting Notes from a Marriage which was released in 2002 and has been a staple text of the wine industry ever since. From the background behind their book to the reason behind founding “Open That Bottle Night,” Dottie and John will be sharing their stories with the Wine Access team.
Future guests will include: Austrian Sommelier and wine director at Le Bernardin, Aldo Sohm and his book Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier, which released last November, along with a tasting of Aldo’s Sohm & Kracher Austrian Grüner Veltliner wines; sommelier Elizabeth Schneider behind the popular wine podcast Wine for Normal People whose book under the same title was also released last November; And wine writer Jim Clarke who has focused his career on South African wines and has compiled his knowledge into a comprehensive book titled Wines of South Africa that released in July of this year.
About Wine Access
Wine Access is a leading online wine retailer focused on creating an immersive experience, empowering consumers to experience the under-the-radar winemakers and iconic producers who define the art of wine. Founded in 1996, Wine Access was the internet’s original unified wine portal which made it easy for consumers to shop for wines online and deliver them to their doorsteps nationwide. In 2004, it became the first national retailer to issue daily email offers, presenting long-form stories which brought to life the producer, region and vineyards of each bottle. Today, Wine Access also offers a wine club, a robust online retail outlet, exclusive private-label offerings, regional events throughout the country, as well a comprehensive wine content platform spanning social media, video and podcasting.
Wine Access operates under the leadership of one of the most credentialed teams of wine experts in the United States. Every wine offered is meticulously vetted by the entire team, sourced directly from the producer and delivered on time in perfect provenance. Wines are offered with original tasting notes, pairing recommendations and stories which capture the authentic personality, passion and philosophy of the producer.