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Williamsburg Couple Writes Book On Wine

Debra and Keith Gordon, a local Williamsburg couple, are crazy about wine... from the finest brands down to ones you pick up at the grocery store. This love led them to write their own book around this indulgent libation!

The Gordon's book Wine on Tuesdays is a fresh approach to the subject of wine. You'll find the traditional information on different wine varieties and production procedures -- infused with colorful stories from the couples' life -- making for a truly great read.

But why Tuesdays? Here is an exerpt from the book's introduction, which explains just that...

"Our goal is to show you that wine is no longer some stuffy, fusty libation best served in crystal glasses in hushed, walnut-paneled rooms. It's fun, fresh and fantastic, meant to be drunk with everything, all the time, even on Tuesdays (which we consider the dullest day of the week)."

The Gordons' Recommendation For The Top 10 Wines

(prices are approximate):
  • Whites

    R.H. Phillips Toasted Head Russian River Chardonnay ($13)

    Hogue Cellars Fumé Blanc Columbia Valley ($11)

  • Rosé

    Chester Gap Cellars (Va.) 2006 Rosé ($13)

  • Reds

    Columbia Crest Winery Two Vines Merlot ($6)

    Wyndham Estates Bin 555 Shiraz ($9)

    Jacob's Creek Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($12)

    Richard Hamilton 2004 GSM ($17)

    Rosenblum Contra Costa County Zinfandel Appellation Series 2006 ($18)

    Kim Crawford Pinot Noir ($20)

    Kluge Estates (Va.) 2004 New World Red ($32)

Want to learn more? Visit the Gordons' online blog at wineontuesdays.blogspot.com or find Debra's monthly column in the Daily Press Newspaper.

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