Reading Between The Wines

For geeks who love to read while sipping and sip while reading, The Wine Foundry, features “Reading Between the Wines,” a wine-centric book club for winos and literary lushes. Based in Napa Valley, we welcome you to pop a cork and join the discussion through online gatherings, now on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Click on the link below to join the club.  Participation is free, no purchase necessary, tune in for one or all sessions. Click on the title or the image to purchase the book from Amazon, or purchase from your local bookseller. If you would like to taste along, check out our recommended wine for each session from the Anarchist and Foundry collections


WEDNESDAY, November 18TH

The Initiates: A Comic Artist and Wine Artisan Switch Jobs, Étienne Davodeau


At The Wine Foundry, we are passionate about making wine, and being a bit geeky, we also love reading books about wine, all while sipping on some delicious wine.  For our November virtual gathering, we are taking a little diversion from the books we’ve visited so far to explore winemaking through the lens of a graphic novel with The Initiates: A Comic Artist and Wine Artisan Switch Jobs,” by Étienne Davodeau.  The author’s critically acclaimed approach provides a thoughtful and thought-provoking perspective on our favorite beverage. Participation is free, simply register and we’ll send a link to join us via zoom prior to the session. 

We enjoy choosing wines fitting for the books we discuss together.  For The Initiates, Anarchist Wine Co.’s 2019 Skeptic spoke to us as the perfect wine for this title.  The Skeptic is a skin-fermented white wine, also known as “orange wine” because of its color.  This uncommon style has a rich history and dedicated fan base, much like the graphic novel.  We can’t wait to crack the book, pop a cork and dive into great conversation! 

Order The Skeptic Wine here
Order book from Napa Bookmine here



Vignette: Stories of Life & Wine in 100 Bottles, by Jane Lopes

Register Here for Book Club

 “In Vignette, sommelier Jane Lopes recommends the 100 bottles of wine to best expand your wine journey, giving you a complete palate education of the important styles, grapes, regions, and flavors of this magical and ever-growing world.”

Recommended Wine: 2014 Philosopher Cabernet Sauvignon


Cork Dork, by Bianca Bosker

Cork Dork

“A Wine-FUELED Adventure Among The Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste”

Recommended Wine: 2016 Conspiracy Theory Proprietary Red Blend


Beyond Flavour: The Indispensable Handbook to Blind Wine Tasting,

by Nick Jackson

Beyond Flavour

The book offers detailed descriptions of the key attributes of major grape varieties and wine producing regions, and argues that assessing a wine’s structure – acid structure in white wines and tannin structure in red wines – is a more reliable indicator of a wine’s identity than the traditional reliance on flavour.

Recommended Wine: 2018 Pinot Blanc, Mendocino County