Debut Novelist Emmy Grayson Dishes on the History of Polvorones

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These sweet treats have a long history. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Anyone who has followed us for any length of time knows that we have two great passions: books and food. So when a novelist writes about a dish in such a way that we can nearly taste it ourselves, their work captures our imaginations. Such is the case with debut author Emmy Grayson. In her new book, His Billion-Dollar Takeover Temptation, she writes about polvorones. Ever heard of them? We hadn’t either, at least not by that name.

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Learn to Imbibe Better with Tom Stevenson’s ‘The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia’ [REVIEW]

Discover the best wineries have to offer in The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia. (Photo courtesy Canva)

There are few things as relaxing as uncorking a delicious bottle of wine at the end of a long day, sipping it as you watch the sunset with someone special. Unless, of course, you get to travel to a winery on a languid afternoon and sample both new flavors and old vintages surrounded by the unrivaled beauty of wine country. But what wine should you try? Which vineyards are worth visiting? And how do you know how to stock that wine cellar you’ve always dreamed of filling? These are all questions wine expert Tom Stevenson helps you answer in The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia.

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‘The Lost Vintage’ Takes Readers On A Sensory Journey to the Past [REVIEW]

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A trip to France teaches a young sommelier about much more than wine in Ann Mah’s The Lost Vintage. (Photo by Mark Fusco, Flickr)

Young love, delicious wine, family history, and the French countryside. It’s all here in Ann Mah’s sumptuous new novel, The Lost Vintage. Behind this book’s gorgeous cover you’ll meet a woman who journeys from San Francisco to France with the goal of building upon her knowledge of fine wine. What she learns instead are lessons even more powerful and life changing, ones which will enhance much more than her educated palate.
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Evil Lurks In A Sleepy Seaside Town In Preston and Child’s ‘Crimson Shore’ [REVIEW]

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Evil lurks in a sleepy seaside town in Preston & Child’s CRIMSON SHORE. (Photo by _Imaji_, Flickr)

Dark lore and sinister secrets become much more than mere legend in Preston and Child’s latest novel, Crimson Shore. The story opens as Special Agent A.X.L. Pendergast and his companion Constance Greene travel to Exmouth, Mass. to unravel the mystery behind the theft of a priceless wine collection. But is there more to this case than an empty wine cellar? Read more of this post

Fun, Friends and ‘Vino’ at the Avinger Wine Festival

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I never exactly associated Texas with wine country. But the Lone Star State has a surprising number of locally owned wineries that produce some unusual and delicious varieties of vino. We discovered many of those at the first Avinger Wine Festival earlier today. Read more of this post