National Wine Day

May 25th is National Wine Day. Wine has been known to man for millennia, the earliest evidence of such being from around 6000 BCE in the Transcaucasus region of Asia. Used in many rites, to celebrate official (or unofficial) milestones – wine continues to play an integral role in many persons lives to this day. More information on this day can be found at Learn more about wine culture in these resources at the Lititz Public Library.

SidewaysSideways – Miles is a divorced man and a failed writer who teaches junior high English. He decides to take his best friend, somewhat famous actor Jack, on a weeklong drive through California’s wine country. There they explore their failures and question their relationships. DVD SIDEWA

Bottle Shock – Napa Valley, 1976. For connoisseur Steven Spurrier, there is no finer art than French wine. But rumors bandy about of a new California wine country that holds the future of the vine. Positive the small Napa wineries are no match for established French vintages, Spurrier challenges the Americans to a blind taste test. He finds the valley full of ambitious, and talented, novice vinters like Jim Barrett and his son Bo. He realizes his publicity stunt may change the history of wine forever. DVD BOTTLE

Champagne baby: how one Parisian learned to love wine and life-the American Way by Laure Dugas – Part coming-of-age memoir, part travelogue, sprinkled throughout with regional maps and wine recommendations, Champagne Baby imparts the critical lessons that pair with both wine and life: You’re Better Than the Cheapest Bottle, There’s Always Occasion for Champagne, and Trust Your Palate. It encourages readers to view themselves and their surroundings with newfound appreciation, and to raise their glasses with open-mindedness and joy. 641.22 DUG

Wine by Ed McCarthy – The global wine market has expanded rapidly in the past few years and is forecasted to increase through 2019. Consumption, new wine styles, online wine purchasing, and a growing younger population of wine enthusiasts are all contributing factors. In Wine For Dummies, the authors–both recognized wine authorities and accredited Certified Wine Educators–share their expertise, revealing the latest on what’s in, what’s out, and what’s new in wine.  641.22 MCC

Wine Folly: Magnum Edition : The Master GuideWine Folly: the Master Guide by Madeline Puckette & Justin Hammack – Wine Folly became a sensation for its inventive, easy-to-digest approach to learning about wine. Now in a new, expanded hardcover edition, Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is the perfect guide for anyone looking to take his or her wine knowledge to the next level. This is the must-have book for the millions of fans of Wine Folly and for any budding oenophile who wants to boost his or her wine knowledge in a practical and fun way. It’s the ultimate gift for any wine lover  641.22 PUC

The spirituality of wine by Gisela H Kreglinger – Wine serves an important role both in Scripture and in the Christian church, but its significance has received relatively little theological attention in modern times. This book fills that gap. Viewing wine as a gift of God’s created bounty and as a special symbol used pervasively throughout Scripture, Kreglinger canvasses the history of wine in the church, particularly its use in the Lord’s Supper, discusses the fascinating process of winemaking, and considers both the health benefits of wine and the dangers of alcohol abuse. Offering a vision of the Christian life that sees God in all things – including the work of a vintner and the enjoyment of a well crafted glass of wine.  261.5 KRE

Pennsylvania Wine : A HistoryPennsylvania Wine: a history by Hudson Cattell & Linda Jones McKee – From the banks of the Delaware River to the shores of Lake Erie, the fields and hillsides of Pennsylvania are home to a rich tradition of winemaking. Though both William Penn and Benjamin Franklin advocated for the production of wine, it was not until 1787 that Pierre Legaux founded the first commercial vineyard in the state and the nation. Veteran wine journalists Hudson Cattell and Linda Jones McKee offer more than just a taste of the complex story of the Pennsylvania wine industry–from the discovery of the Alexander grape and the boom of Erie County wineries in the nineteenth century to the challenges of Prohibition and the first farm wineries that opened in the 1970s. Join Cattell and McKee as they explore the Keystone State’s distinct wine regions and tap the cask on their robust history.  917.4804 CAT

The Vineyards of Champagne by Juliet Blackwell – Deep within the labyrinth of caves that lie below the vineyards of Champagne, an underground city of women and children hums with life. Forced to take shelter from the onslaught of German shellfire above, the bravest among them venture out to pluck grapes for the harvest. But wine is not the only secret preserved in cellars In present day, Rosalyn travels to Champagne to select vintages for her employer. Rosalyn doesn’t much care for champagne – or France, for that matter. Since the untimely death of her husband, Rosalyn finds it a challenge to enjoy anything at all. But as she reads through a cache of WWI letters and retraces the lives lived in the tunnels, Rosalyn will unravel a mystery hidden for decades and find a way to savour her own life again.   FIC BLACKW J

Once upon a WineOnce Upon a Wine by Beth Kendrick – Cammie Breyer needs a big glass of cabernet-her restaurant failed and her chef boyfriend left for a hotter kitchen. Just when she thinks she’s hit rock bottom, her Aunt Ginger calls with a surprise. She’s bought a vineyard-in Delaware. At Ginger’s command, Cammie returns to Black Dog Bay, the seaside town where she spent her childhood summers with her aunt and her cousin, Kat. The three women reunite, determined to succeed. There’s only one little problem- None of them knows the first thing about wine making. And it turns out, owning a vineyard isn’t all wine and roses.  FIC KENDRI B

Fairytale: a novel by Danielle Steel – Camille Lammenais has grown up in the beauty of the Napa Valley, surrounded by acres of her family’s vineyards. Her parents, Christophe and Joy, still deeply in love after two decades of marriage, have built a renowned winery and château modeled after Christophe’s ancient family estate in his native Bordeaux. Camille has had a perfect childhood, safe in her parents’ love. After graduating from Stanford, she returns to help manage Château Joy, her lifetime goal. But their fairytale ends suddenly with her mother’s death from cancer. Six months after losing his wife, the devastated Christophe is easy prey for a mysterious, charming Frenchwoman visiting the valley. A wonderful, beautifully told tale from America’s favorite novelist, Fairytale is a captivating example of the truths that will always withstand even the darkest storms, and a reminder that sometimes fairytales do come true, and good prevails over evil in the end.  FIC STEEL D