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My Top 5 Favorite Wines
- La Crema Chardonnay. A decent white that I find on the wine lists of a lot of restaurants.
- Yellow Tail Shiraz. Really cheap wine that tastes pretty good, which is a nice combination for a person who drinks a lot of wine but doesn’t want to spend fifteen or twenty bucks a pop. That person would be me.
- That Chardonnay we drank after a Romance Writers of America board meeting—or tried to drink. We were in a hotel room and didn’t have a decent corkscrew. We finally managed to make a big enough hole in the cork to let the wine dribble out. After all that work, every sip tasted golden.
- Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill. When you’re a teenager, any alcohol you’re able to score is the nectar of the gods. Haven’t tried it recently. I’m betting my taste has changed slightly over the years.
- Dirty Laundry, Sassy Bitch, Herding Cats. All of them are pretty bad, but sometimes I’ll buy a wine just because the label makes me laugh.
All this being said, I doubt I could recognize any wine in a blind taste test. (Okay—maybe the Boone’s Farm.) And I’m not the only one. I once read about a test where wine experts were given two wines to sample, and none of them noticed both wines were the same, only one glass was presented at a warmer temperature than the other. Another test was done where red food coloring was added to a white wine, and the experts proceeded to describe it in intimate detail with adjectives that suggested a red wine, not a white. In a blind taste test run by the Dallas Morning News, Gallo wines won gold medals. My point: From what I’ve been able to tell, nobody really knows a damned thing about wine. They only know what they like at the moment they drink it. Cheers!
(Rainbow Valley #2)
by Jane Graves
eBook/Paperback, 400 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Forever
IndieBound | Amazon | Kindle | B&N
With only the wedding dress on her back and her honeymoon luggage in the car, Kari Worthington is running away. Determined to put her controlling father, her rigidly structured life, and the uptight groom she left at the altar in her rearview mirror, she escapes to the Texas Hill country . . . and lands on a tall, dark, and gorgeous winery owner's doorstep. All she needs is a job and a place to live until she can get back on her feet. So why is she fantasizing about losing herself in his powerful arms?
For Marc Cordero, freedom is so close he can taste it. He's devoted his life to managing the family business and being a single dad. Now with his daughter away at college and his brother taking over the winery, Marc is ready to hop on his Harley for parts unknown-until a runaway bride bursts onto the scene. Free-spirited and tantalizingly sexy, Kari excites him like no other woman has before. But when irresistible passion turns into something more, will Marc give up his future to take a chance on love?
About Jane Graves:
New York Times bestselling author Jane Graves is a nine-time finalist for Romance Writers of America's RITA Award, the industry's highest honor, and is the recipient of two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Booksellers' Best Award, and the Golden Quill, among others. Jane lives in the Dallas area with her husband and a very sweet kitty who kindly keeps her lap warm while she writes. You can write to her at email@example.com. She'd love to hear from you!
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I hope not! Seeing as I'm only fifteen years old :P But seeing as my mum wants some wine I guess I can give it to her? Lol xDReplyDelete
While I enjoy gewurtztraminer, auslese, 5-puttonyos tokaji, and other dessert wines, I would choose Hardys Whiskers Blake tawny port to accompany BABY IT'S YOU.ReplyDelete
I would enjoy a glass of Johannesburg Riesling.ReplyDelete
I'm not a fane of wine, so I'd have to try something else.ReplyDelete
I will drink any wine!! LOVE IT! My fav's are Syrah's or Sauvington's. I also like Merlot's :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!ReplyDelete
I would have a nice Chardonay or Moscato.ReplyDelete
I am not really sure. I am not much of a drinker, but when I do it is something sweet.ReplyDelete
Pinot Noir, would be nice. Deb PReplyDelete
I don't really have a favorite wine. This book sounds really good. Thanks for having the giveaway.ReplyDelete
I don't think my favorite wine ever really would fit this one. I'm thinking a red blend like Apothic Red would be good with this. :)ReplyDelete