Pre-Fixe Dinner, Wine Tasting & Book Talk with Shannon Borg, "The Green Vine," at Book Fare Cafe
Join us at the Book Fare Café, on the mezzanine level of Village Books, as we host Shannon Borg for a presentation about her books, The Green Vine and Chefs on the Farm. A prix fixe dinner will be prepared by the café's chef-owner Charles Claassen, and Gabriel Lukeris of Cavatappi Wines will be there to discuss specific wines, which will be available for purchase by the bottle. Tickets are $30 for dinner. Wine will be available for an additional cost at the event. You must purchase tickets for this event by Thurs., Nov. 7, 2013.
About The Green Vine:
Most people don't think about wine too much; they just drink and enjoy! Yet more and more people are thinking about where their food comes from and wine is food, too. At root, it's an agricultural product that faces many of the same industrial, environmental, and economic issues as that sustainably-raised steak or fresh home-grown salad on your plate. Now, with The Green Vine, you have a charming and accessible guide to "green" wines and how you can drink smarter. From reviewing vineyard systems to examining cork materials to deciphering labels, wine expert and author Shannon Borg demystifies the winemaking process. She provides a practical overview of West Coast vineyards and wineries that use both historical and modern sustainable practices.
Shannon Borg is a writer, editor, poet, and wine educator. She lives on Orcas Island, where she is the sommelier for Doe Bay Café at Doe Bay Resort and Retreat. She writes about wine for Seattle magazine, and her poems have been published in numerous journals including the Paris Review, London Review of Books, Poetry Northwest, and Antioch Review. She has published a book of poems, Corset, and the cookbook, Chefs on the Farm: Inspired Lessons and Recipes from the Quillisascut Farm School of the Domestic Arts. Borg holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Washington and a PhD in poetry and literature from the University of Houston, and has taught writing at the University of Houston, Seattle Art Institute, the Richard Hugo House, and Spokane Community College. She also holds certificates from the International Sommelier Guild (Wine Fundamentals I & II).
Book Fare Cafe on the mezzanine of Village Books (View)
1200 11th Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
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