Hudson Valley Connoisseur magazine's wines columnist Michael Weiss will be talking about and signing his new book, Winewise, from 7:30-9 p.m. Friday (Nov. 14) at Oblong Books, 6420 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck. Winewise was published by Wiley, and was written for folks who "have an interest in wine but do not have confidence in their ability to select the 'proper' bottle. It will give them a basic introduction to wine: how to select different varieties and identify their flavors, how to read wine labels, and how to identify grapes from wine-growing regions all over the world." Michael wrote the book along with Steven Kolpan and Brian Smith. (All three co-authors are professors at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.)
Michael and his wife Jennifer Axinn-Weiss (who creates HVC magazine's wonderful Gourmet Giggles cartoon) will be at Friday's event. It's a great opportunity to pick up some personalized holiday presents!