Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Wine Bloggers Book Club

By the time 2008 is over, Oprah Winfrey’s Book Club will have nothing over the wine bloggers as they have started their own book club (many thanks to Dr. Debs at Good Wine Under $20 for the idea and the organizing). And since it is a "virtual book club" all of our readers from all over the world may follow along. So if your New Year’s resolution is to read more books or learn more about wine, this could be your inspiration to keep that resolution.

If you are a wine blogger (or even a foodie blogger), you will read the wine related book chosen by our host(s) of the month and have the opportunity to discuss the chosen book on your blog. If you are not a blogger, then you will have three choices to discuss the book. You may use the comment section of your favorite wine blog(s) after the book has been reported, or you may use one of the public sites and discussion forums that are already in place, such as Shelfari and Facebook.

The Wine Blogging Host of the Month will post a round-up after all of the contributions are posted from the wine bloggers and their readers and the contributions will be listed at the Wine Book Club site. New wine book selections will be announced on the first Tuesday of March, May, July, September, and November.

Our first host to begin the year is David Duff at McDuff’s Food and Wine Trail. David has chosen Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy, by Joseph Bastianich and David Lynch as the first book to review. Sounds like a book on Italian wines to me! You can find the book at your local library or favorite book shop or even check out Amazon (see my Amazon ad below). So get the book, read it and report back with your thoughts. The due date for your "book report" will be Tuesday, February 26. And besides - this is not like your typical classroom book report as you will be expected to relax with at least a glass or two of wine while you're reading.

It looks like the Walla Walla Wine Woman can breath until 2009. She will be hosting a book then - either, Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure by Donald and Petie Kladstrup or; "Washington Wines & Wineries – The Essential Guide" by Paul Gregutt. For more info on the Wine Bloggers Book Club, please see Dr. Deb's Good Wine Under $20.

2 comments:

Wilf G.K said...

Catie:
I am looking forward to you hosting the Wine Bloggers Book Club in 2009.Did you think for one moment that you might already have a waiting list of participants? I hope you do the Wine&War book. It is one of my favs. If you look at my Nov.14/07 blog entry as per the link below you will see I used it for one of the Wine Blogging Wednesday episodes.Always enjoy reading your blog.
Cheers,
Wilf
http://wwpress.blogspot.com/2007/11/wine.html

Catie said...

Hey Wilf!
Thanks for writing! Yes, I read your blog entry about the Wine & War book. Also, I noticed you are not linked to my blog. I better give my readers your link under "Worthy Wine Blogs." Thanks for reading.
Cheers,
C~