We will be holding a wine tasting/Meet the author/Book Signing!
Seven local authors from multiple genres will be at the shop (with books for sale) and we will have seven wines paired to them. Come give the wines a taste and take a bottle and a book home to enjoy.
Come out and meet:
Mollie Cox Bryan writes cozy mysteries with edge and romances with slow, sweet burn. In honor of her light hearted mysteries we have paired her with Cognettes Dinque du Toi, a Sauvignon Gris with fresh fruit and floral but (because of a combination of standard harvest and late harvest) has a mysterious, lightly botrytis character
Adriana Anders Is a writer of romance that's dark, smart, and full of heart. Ankida Ridge is the vineyard/winery that inspired her book, In His Hands. So we have chosen Ankida’s Rockgarden Vert (a fresh white wine perfect for this weather) as a pairing for Adriana’s writing. You can taste a wine from the vineyard where her story takes place!
Shawnee Small is a USA Today bestselling author and creator of the dark urban fantasy series, the Shining Ones. Shawnee began writing the first book in the series in early 2010. Drawing on inspiration from her life abroad, as well as her time in the Goth subculture of the ’80s and ’90s. We paired her with Corvidae Lenore (named for the Poe character) which is fruit forward and rounded, It has bright berry notes, savory aromatics, and a decidedly Goth approved label.
Sue London Best selling author Sue London created the beloved Regency romance series The Haberdashers. If you like your historical romance with a little action, a little humor, and a lot of strong-minded women, then this is the series for you! For Sue we chose Broadbent Rainwater Madeira. Madeira was a popular drink of the Regency era and topped with a splash of tonic and twist is a super light summer cocktail.
Madeline Iva writes romances with surprising twists and fantastical backdrops. And to pair with her sunny, energetic, new heroine we have selected Sulin (meaning sunny in the Piedmont dialect) Voulet. A fresh, light, aromatic and lightly sweet red.
Meredith Cole grew up outside of Charlottesville, Virginia. She won the St. Martin’s Press/Malice Domestic Best Traditional First Mystery competition with her book Posed for Murder. The book was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best First Novel. Her second book, Dead in the Water came out in 2010, and continued the adventures of Lydia McKenzie in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We chose a wine for Lydia. Maitia Aupa Pipeno has cool kid cred and is priced for an artist. One of our favourite summer reds.
Kate Clayborn writes stories that make people snort-laugh and happy-sigh—stories about smart, strong heroines who face the world alongside true friends, complicated families, and good men who recognize exactly how amazing the women they love are. We paired a wine to the heroine of the book Kate will have with her. She is a sweet, optimistic research scientist. We picked a bubbly, optimism inducing Lambrusco. Fiorini Becco Rosso Lambrusco