Tasting Suggestions and where to buy

Do you want to try and taste the past? There are many ways to start....

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Republic of Georgia and Armenia

(wineries in bold for all countries)

Pheasant’s Tears: Uses Saperavi, Kisi, Rkatsiteli, and Mtsvane grapes in qvevr.  Château Mukhrani: Uses many of the above grapes, but without qvevri.  Also makes a rosé from Tavkveri grapes. Zorah Wines: Made in concrete vats from Karasi,Yeraz, Garandmak

(trans: Fatty Tail), and Voski grapes.


A Q&A with author Kevin Begos


Q: What do you hope readers take away from your book?

A: Just like fruits, vegetables, and cheese, there is a whole world of heirloom wine made from native grapes. And the real science behind how winemaking developed, and why grapes produce so many beguiling flavors and aromas, is even more fascinating than myths about wine.


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Roman glass, 3rd century

(Metropolitan Museum)

National Book Tour


June 12 / Downtown Books, Apalachicola, FL

June 15 / 3:30pm, Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant, Berkeley

6:30pm, Book Passage, San Francisco

June 16 / 1pm, Copperfield's Books, Calistoga, CA

June 17 / 2-4pm, Booksmart, Morgan Hill, CA

June 19 / 6pm, Rizzoli Bookstore, NYC

June 20 / 7pm, Rough Draft Bar & Books, Kingston, NY

June 24 / 12 noon, Burke's Bar and Restaurant, Yonkers

June 29 / 6pm, Avid Bookstore, Athens, GA

July 12 / 7pm, The Bookshelf of Thomasville, GA

July 13 / 6pm, Midtown Reader, Tallahassee, FL

July 26 / 6:30pm, Writer's Block Bookstore/Quantum Leap Winery, Orlando, FL

August 31 / Decatur Book Festival, Georgia