First Book: A Wine Journey Sent to Publisher

As we keep an eye on Atlas Peek weather and anticipate the Cabernet Sauvignon harvest, we have an important first about to happen. Yesterday we sent our first book off to our publisher. A Wine Journey accounts our experiences with wine learning, winemaking and wine travel. The four chapters about winemaking includes early attempts at home that were unsuccessful as well as successful. There is a chapter about the barrel of Cabernet Sauvignon we crafted at Vint Hill Craft Winery in Virginia. Another chapter looks at our wine experiences at Tin Lizzie Wineworks in Maryland. The fourth chapters continues the story of home winemaking.

Even while crafting a barrel of Cab at two different wineries, we continued to make wine at home. Home winemaking gives one the time to experiment. If things go wrong, you only have a few gallons. On the other hand, if things go right and you really like the wine, you only have a few gallons.

In addition to the winemaking chapters, we discuss in A Wine Journey our learning experiences including a wine appreciation class at a community college, the Intermediate level of the Wine and Spirits Education Trust class and winemaking courses through Washington State University. About half of the book is devoted to wine travel, the people we met along the journey and concepts that were made or shattered.

We are hoping for the release of the book later this autumn. We are in the process of designing a book website that should be ready by next week. The book will be available for purchase through traditional channels including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. There will be a hard cover edition with black and white photos and an ebook edition with color photos. Check back for additional blogs about the book, A Wine Journey, and its release.


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