• Host a Home Party with a Difference

    … Home Party: Host an Author Talk Why not try a new approach to home parties? Be a Host for an Author Talk: the Birthplace of Wine. Recently friends of ours hosted us for an Author Talk: the Birthplace of Wine in their home. During the presentation a Georgian wine tasting was served. Our hosts provided snacks and beverages. This was a small…

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  • My Favorite Fiction of 2014

    … What were some of my favorite fiction books of the past year? Back in December 2011, I started a blog column, Authors, Alcohol & Accolades, which asked some of my favorite authors about their preferred drinks, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic. There have been 11 editions of this column so far, with more to come in the future. The inspiration…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 1 readers -
  • New Book: The Specialty Coffee Book

    … I'm so happy to announce that The Specialty Coffee Book has just been published by Smudge Publishers. It's a sort of follow up to the publishing house's Coffee Encounters, and I feel so lucky to have been able to write on both projects. The Specialty Coffee Book tells the story of the world's specialty coffee industry through the eyes…

    Mattie Bamman/ By The Tun- 2 readers -