By Kori ~ June 3rd, 2009.
Looking out my window, I see the sun shining, the lake glistening, and a slight breeze blowing. Summer is officially upon us. And what is the perfect beverage to enjoy on a hot summer day? For us wine lovers, this is the time of year when we turn our attention to rosÃ© wines. In fact, many wineries only make small quantities of rosÃ© wines to be released during the summer months. When you pour that chilled glass of rosÃ© and head for your deck to relax in the beautiful weather, why not take along a book to read, a book about rosÃ© no less, and join us for this monthâ€™s Wine Book Club.
Dr. Debs of Good Wine Under $20, who founded our monthly Wine Book Club designed to bring together bloggers and wine lovers for book reviews and discussions, selected La Vie en RosÃ©: A Very French Adventure Continues by Jamie Ivey (St. Martinâ€™s Press, $24.95; Amazon.com, $16.47) as the book for June. She will be enjoying a summer vacation when the reviews are due so she has asked me to host this month. I graciously accepted and hope that you will read along with us so I have lots to report in the roundup.
In La Vie en RosÃ©, Ivey shares his adventures when he and his wife moved to the south of France to open a rosÃ©-only wine bar in Provence. It is a sequel to his first book, Extremely Pale RosÃ©. Donâ€™t hold back on participating just because you havenâ€™t read his first book. I havenâ€™t either, but Iâ€™m still excited to read about what they went through trying to pick the perfect location for their rosÃ©-only wine bar and how they handled the naysayers.
So head on over to Amazon or your book retailer of choice to pick up a copy of La Vie en RosÃ©, pour yourself a glass of rosÃ© wine, and start reading. When youâ€™ve finished, post a review on your blog (if you have one) or leave your review in the comments below before Wednesday, June 24th at 5pm. Then send me a link to your post by leaving a comment below or via email (kori at winepeeps dot com) so that I can include you in the roundup of posts on June 25th.
Filed under: Rose Wine, Wine Book Club, Wine Books