Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A Glass of Wine, Anyone? By: Stephanie Burkhart
There's something about wine that's romantic – an indefinable quality that warms our heart and makes us smile. Perhaps it's the alcohol content that slowly heats us up? The taste? Sweet or dry? Fruity? Perhaps it's the process and all the hard work put into making the perfect bottle.
When I began writing "Journey of the Heart," I knew I wanted to set the story in the heart of California wine county. Remember the movie, "A Walk in the Clouds?" I recalled the stunning landscapes, the heroine's rich traditions, and I knew my story would find it's heart set in a vintage time period, just after World War II.
Question: When you sit down to enjoy a glass of wine do you prefer a red or white? California, French or another country? Sweet or dry? Share you favorite glass of wine with us.
Some of my favorite CA wineries include Robert Mondavi and Clos du Bois. I love a heart Cab and I enjoy a German Riesling.
Enjoy this small excerpt from "Journey of the Heart:"
"Really? What did you bribe it with?" He wiped the sweat off his brow with a handkerchief, caused from a combination of the summer heat and lifting the heavy cases.
He hooked his thumb toward his chest. "Are you offering me a job, Miss Santori?"
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Posted by Stephanie Burkhart