A Few of the Top Wine and Spirits Books of 2018 ~ Belonging in Any Great Wine (Book) Library

Sonoma County CA. ~ Each year I enjoy putting a list to- gether of

the best

wine books I read through the year. T is year is no ex- ception, and these books are each fabulous. Here are my 2018 Wine and Spirits Books, in al- phabetical order. Happy shopping

for your wine lov- ers. Regardless of the level of knowledge and interest, if you have a book lover in your life, who also loves wine,

defi nitely something in this list that will tickle that person’s

By Jo Diaz of Gyserville, CA. • ~ Photo by Jo Diaz fancy. And just a thought, as

I’ve just completed a couple of travel fl ights… Peo-

read, since tion span have been

ple around me were dimin- reading more books and spent less time on personal devices,

i she d , g i v e n h o w

than I’ve seen in a elec- l-o-n-g time. Did I see a new trend back toward holding the real deal in their hands, and turning pages? Perhaps… I

had a book, BTW… Kevin Begos, listed below… an ex- ceptionally craſt ed message,

there’s which would have been lost on any electronic devise. We are –

t ronics as humans – less able to now have us our atten- going here, there, and every-

h a s where… We’re – as people – less able to focus when read- ing, for example. Brain Health and Well- ness.

2018 New Wine Book Releases

~ Peter Staf- ford-Bow

Brut Force

He’s at it again, Ladies and Gentlemen… Going to go down as the funniest wine book/novel of 2018. Listed as

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JOKES & Humor #5

If someone from the 1950s suddenly ap- peared, what would be the most diffi cult thing to explain about life today? One answer: “I possess a device in my pocket that is ca- pable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get into argu- ments with strangers.” ~

They make cat food out of cow, fi sh, turkey, chicken & lamb meat—but not mouse meat, which is probably all cats want.

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