Includes a Copy of To Fall in Love, Drink This & a Glass of Wine
Tuesday, 6:30 pm EDT August 16, 2022
The Center for Fiction Café & Bar*
Spend a delightful evening at The Center for Fiction Café & Bar with the queen of natural wines, Alice Feiring! To start, Feiring will guide guests through a specially curated selection of Slovakian and Czech wines. Everyone will pick one wine to enjoy during a conversation between Feiring and award-winning New York Times food columnist and cookbook author, Melissa Clark (Dinner in French) about Feiring’s sixth book, To Fall in Love, Drink This: A Wine Writer’s Memoir. This collection of candid and humorous essays about Feiring’s life and the wines that have accompanied some of her most impactful moments provides the perfect launch point for a discussion about the joys of wine. There will be an opportunity to have books signed following a Q&A.
*Proof of vaccination is required to attend this in-person event. Mask wearing is also required throughout the building. Accepted vaccination proofs include:
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Journalist and essayist Alice Feiring was proclaimed “the queen of natural wines” by the Financial Times. Feiring is a recipient of a coveted James Beard Award for wine journalism, among many other awards. She has written for newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, New York magazine, Time, AFAR, World of Fine Wine, and the beloved winezine, Noble Rot. She has also appeared frequently on public radio. In her soon-to-be released sixth book, To Fall in Love, Drink This: A Wine Writer’s Memoir, Feiring explores her life and the wines that have accompanied some of her most impactful moments, in a series of candid and humorous essays. Her previous books include Natural Wine for the People, Dirty Guide to Wine, For the Love of Wine, Naked Wine: Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally, and her controversial 2008 debut, The Battle for Wine & Love or How I Saved the World from Parkerization. Alice lives in New York and publishes the authoritative natural wine newsletter, The Feiring Line. Visit her online at TheFeiringLine.com.
An award-winning New York Times food columnist and cookbook author, Melissa Clark has written 45 cookbooks, including the best-selling Dinner in French, and the IACP-award winning Dinner, Changing the Game. She’s won two James Beard Foundation awards and two IACP awards (International Association of Culinary Professionals), and her work has also been selected for the Best American Food Writing series. In 2012 she joined the staff of the New York Times, where she writes the highly popular Food Section column, A Good Appetite, and has starred in over 100 cooking videos. Melissa attended Barnard College, and then Columbia University, where she earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from the School of the Arts. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she lives there with her husband and daughter. She loves anchovies, radishes, chicken feet, and lox but not in that order.
To Fall in Love, Drink This
By Alice Feiring
Published by Simon & Schuster
From veteran wine writer and James Beard Award winner Alice Feiring, an insightful and entertaining memoir of wine, love, heartbreak, and the never-ending process of coming-of-age.
Called everything from the Patti Smith to the Ruth Bader Ginsburg of natural wines, Alice Feiring is a special sort of wine writer—the kind who dares to disagree with wine “experts,” and who believes wholeheartedly that the best wine writing is about life.
To Fall in Love, Drink This is both a love letter to wine and a lifelong coming-of-age story. In a series of candid, wise, and humorous personal essays, Feiring serves up a memoir in vignettes. She tells the story of her parents’ divorce, her first big wine assignment, the end of an eleven-year relationship, the death of her father, a near-fatal brush with a serial killer, pandemic lockdown, and more—and suffuses each with love, romance, pain, joy, and wine. Each essay is “accompanied” by a no-nonsense wine take-away designed to answer the questions everyday wine lovers have about wine—age, price, grapes, vineyards, and vintners.
This frank, charismatic work is a refreshingly grounded addition to the popular—and notoriously stuffy—genre of wine-writing. Feiring has crafted a timeless, positively unpretentious memoir that will appeal to everyone who has ever enjoyed a glass of wine.
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