Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Reading List :: Love by the Glass

Just over a year ago, I shared the book Love by the Glass with you, but I wanted to bring it back for the summer reading series. It's such a fun and entirely true love story about a pair of journalists who fall in love with each other while falling in love with wine.

Love by the Glass is written by Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher, the authors of the "Tastings" column in The Wall Street Journal. Gaiter and Brecher are a married couple who met as newbies in the journalism world, and newbies in the world of wine. Just as California was finding its identity in the wine industry, the couple starts to explore whites, reds, and especially sparkling/champagnes. The book follows them from meeting, to new jobs, the wine column, and kids, and intermixes their knowledge and love of wine.

The reason why I loved this book is because it was half life story, half wine textbook. They went into so much detail about the types of wines, their origins, their histories. Yet it all followed the storyline of their life and love, so you hardly noticed how much you were learning. In fact, there was so much information that I actually want to read it again to absorb more! Now regarding the storyline, their love story, it almost seemed fate how well everything laid out for them. Sure there were bumps in the road, which they talk about, but their love for each other, how they focused on building their relationship through wine, is something to truly strive for. It inspires you to be a better partner, with or without the wine!

It’s a wonderful read, I highly recommend you add it to your summer reading list!


  1. Congratulations on your SITS day. I hope it's everything you've been wishing for. Off to poke around!

  2. This looks like a great book. I will definitely put it on my list.