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 rosé wines. In fact, many wineries only make small quantities of rosé wines to be released during the summer months. When you pour that chilled glass of rosé and head for your deck to relax in the beautiful weather, why not take along a book to read, a book about rosé no less, and join us for this month’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 Rosé: A Very French Adventure Continues by Jamie Ivey (St. Martin’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 Rosé, Ivey shares his adventures when he and his wife moved to the south of France to open a rosé-only wine bar in Provence. It is a sequel to his first book, Extremely Pale Rosé. Don’t hold back on participating just because you haven’t read his first book. I haven’t either, but I’m still excited to read about what they went through trying to pick the perfect location for their rosé-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 Rosé, pour yourself a glass of rosé wine, and start reading. When you’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