Wine Book Club Announced

by Tim Elliott on January 3, 2008

Wine Book ClubIt’s a New Year and there is another wine meme: the Wine Book Club. The brainchild of Dr. Debs of Good Wine Under $20 fame, the club is inspired by Wine Blogging Wednesday but takes place every other month and happens on a Tuesday.

If you are still with me, you will enjoy the challenge of reading a half-dozen books and posting your reviews. There is even a “spin the bottle” round every other month, inspired by Dr Vino, with coordinated reviews of a wine book by two bloggers. I’ve volunteered for the first month along with founder Dr Debs to review Wine and Philosophy by Fritz Allhof. Look for our reviews later this month.

The first book to be reviewed by everyone in this series is Vino Italiano hosted by David McDuff. Like WBW you are to read the book and then post a review on your blog or the new group blog to be established before the last week of February. I’ll post here when it’s up since I’m building and hosting it.

This will be another regular feature I’ll be participating in and hope you will too. Thanks to Dr Debs for her leadership in getting this venture launched. Now I have no excuse to not get all those books sent to me read and reviewed ;-)

  • http://mcduffwine.blogspot.com David McDuff

    Thanks for spreading the love, Tim. I’m jazzed about hosting and will be looking forward to your reviews of “Wine and Philosophy” and of “Vino Italiano.”
    cheers,
    David

  • http://digitalperspectiveblog.com Erin

    Hey Tim – this sounds great. I look forward to participating. I enjoy reading lots of different wine-related books and it will be fun bantering with others about them. – Erin

  • http://goodwineunder20.blogspot.com Dr. Debs

    Thanks for promoting the event–and now I have to go read Wine and Philosophy!

  • http://wwpress.blogspopt.com Wilf Krutzmann

    Positively brilliant! I am in! Please have a look at my recent entry
    on books and music. Perhaps when we are reviewing this book we could come up with an appropriate wine as well. http://wwpress.blogspot.com/2007/12/wine-is-fine-for-beefbut-dairy-cows.html

  • http://winecast.net Tim

    David: Thanks for hosting the first round… I’m hoping I have enough time to read Vino Italiano after I knock out Wine and Philosophy; we’ll see.

    Erin: Great to see you participate!

    Dr. Debs: Thanks for the original idea; this will be a great meme, I think. Doesn’t W&P remind you of books you make your students read ;-)

    Wilf: I’m sure we will have many wine matches to the books we read this year. Hope you will join us…

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