Category Archives: Book

For the Love of Cookbooks – James Melendez

I love cookbooks—yes, the paper kind. My mother taught me a love for books — she loves paper books and so do I. When I was in graduate and undergraduate school….well textbooks were exhausting: bricks on my back.  And because … Continue reading

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Book Review – Native Wine Grapes of Italy – Ian D’Agata

When was the last time you tasted these Native wines of Italy: Cjanorie, Doux d’Henry, Vitovska or Galioppo (no, not that Gaglioppo)?  While this isn’t a new book–books should be reviewed in terms of the evergreen possibility they present.  Evergreen … Continue reading

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Book Review: Urban Grape’s Drink Progressively by Hadley and TJ Douglas – 95 Points

              Urban Grape’s Drink Progressively by Hadley and TJ Douglas Price: $27.00 ISBN: 978-1-940611-58-7 I LOVE WINE BOOKS.   I read wine books for many reasons–I love to hear about how other people beyond myself … Continue reading

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Review: Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition – Daniel Orkent – 9.3 – James Melendez

Review: Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition – Daniel Orkent **** Last Call is the basis of Ken Burns’s 3-part series on US prohibition of alcohol.  A well researched documentation of one of the strangest and long lasting … Continue reading

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