BookClub

Getting together with friends and sharing a nice glass of wine is only slightly better than curling up on a comfy couch with your favorite afghan, a great book, and a nice glass of wine. But even better than that is taking your favorite book and talking about it with your friends over a nice glass of wine. Below you will find our recent bookclub selections.

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2014



Wine, Women, Warren, & Skis.  On October 1 I walked outside and there was the smell of snow in the air. It wasn't snowing but I know it is not far off until we get to strap on those skis again and shush down hill just enough to return to the warm fire in the lodge and enjoy a nice glass of malbec with our fellow skiers. I'm not sure what wine snowboarders enjoy but perhaps I'll find out this year.

On one adventure through a used book store in Montana I saw an old red ratty copy of a book called "Wine, Women, & Skis". I thought it was about Wine Women and Skis and bought it for $1.95 without looking inside. When I got home I discovered that it was not actually about Wine Women and Skis but instead it was Warren Millers stories of life in the early days of his film making career.  Not only that but this copy of mine was signed by Warren himself. 


Since then I have not been able to find a copy of this book with a cover that only says Wine, Women, and Skis - all covers of this same book were, as pictured above, titled "Wine, Women, Warren, & Skis".   

This book is available on kindle (for the cost conscious types) but for those who are also skiers and/or fans of Warren Miller this is definitely a book you will want to add to your personal collection. They are not easy to find but you can pick up a paperback copy on Amazon for about the same price as an inexpensive pair of goggles.


Since ski season is upon us we are celebrating by doing some extra squats and reading Wine, Women, Warren, & Skis


If you have never been to a Warren Miller event this may be your year. The film tour runs October - November CLICK HERE for details


Going to a Warren Miller movie is not just going to a film, it is going to an event. Here are a couple of favorite places to go to for this special event:


Silver Mountain - Kellogg Idaho (Home to many of the original Women Who Wine. We love this venue because there is a party before the movie and a pray for snow party that continues after the movie. Yep - it's a blast.)


Eccles Center - Park City (Home to the Snowmamas - these women know how to party.)



APRIL / MAY 2014


A Man and His Mountain.  Edward Humes has created an intriguing and very readable account of the story of Jess Jackson, founder of Kendall Jackson wines.  Whether you are interested in the wine industry, law or horse racing you will find something interesting in this book.

This biography not only tells the story of Jess Jackson but also tells the story of the emerging California wine industry.


Join the Women Who Wine bookclub as we talk about A Man and His Mountain and our favorite wine makers. 










FEBRUARY / MARCH 2014


This book is the perfect mix of music, old boyfriends and wine and is the perfect choice for our February book club selection.  The Exes in My iPod by Lisa M. Mattson is not only fun but it is innovative too.  You can buy this book in paperback but you should also pick up a copy in kindle version too because it will be an even more interactive experience than you are used to in a book.  This is not your typical Valentines Day romance novel.  

Join the fun with us and read The Exes in My iPod!








Here are some of our favorite wine themed books, some that are just great reads, and favorite book reviews from some of our @womenwhowine friends.  Salut!

The Billionaire's Vinegar is a fun fast read that brings the history of wine collecting to life.

"Part detective story, part wine history, this is one juicy tale, even for those with no interest in the fruit of the vine... As delicious as a true vintage Lafite." -- BusinessWeek.

I powered through this book in three glasses of wine.  













Judgment of Paris

This event sparked what has now become the wine tourism industry.  It also inspired the fantastic movie Bottle Shock starring Alan Rickman (one of my favorite actors).

Read the book - watch the movie - get swept away in an adventure in wine making, tasting, and touring that changed an industry.

Judgment of Paris; California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine.