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Although the spark that started it all came from a grape & a bottle, it could be argued that Settembre Cellars' ignition was fueled by the desire to learn more about wine. Art, science, history, geography, and an intimate human connection to the season & soil beneath our feet, few beverages can match the story wine has to tell. We'd like to invite you to join us on an exploration of this story.

The idea is simple. You like wine, so do we. You also like to read & learn about wine? Let's talk. Whether your interest is purely hedonistic, yes - we'll have a glass and good folks to share it with, or exploring the intricacy of phenolics, minerality, & terroir you're welcome to join us. No expertise is required (in reality few know everything about wine and only those that finally realize they know next to nothing tend to know much of anything).

Here is how it works: our winemaker will select a book, we'll read a section or two (a copy of the book will be made available to read in the Tasting Room at least 2 weeks prior to the event), we'll all gather at the winery, enjoy a glass (or two) of wine, and support each other's desire to learn more about wine.

See our events calendar or goodreads group for the next gathering & wine read selection.

Wine Read Selections

  • August 2017: "I Taste Red" (Jamie Goode, 2016)
  • June 2017: "Barolo and Barbaresco" (Kerin O'Keefe, 2014)
  • March 2017: "Chianti Classico" (Bill Nesto & Frances Di Savino, 2016)
  • January 2017: "Tangled Vines" (Frances Dinkelspiel, 2015)
  • November 2016: "Harvests of Joy" (Robert Mondavi, 1999)
  • December 2016: "Champagne" (Don & Petie Kladstrup, 2006)
  • October 2016: "Reflections of a Wine Merchant" (Neal Rosenthal, 2009)
  • September 2016: "Authentic Wine" (Jamie Goode & Sam Harrop, 2013)
  • August 2016: "Adventures on the Wine Route" (Kermit Lynch, 2013)
  • July 2016: "What is Biodynamic Wine" (Nicolas Joly, 2007)
  • June 2016: "Extremely Pale Rosé" (Jamie Ivey, 2007)
  • May 2016: "How to Taste" (Jancis Robinson, 2008)
  • April 2016: "At Home in the Vineyard" (Susan Sokol Blosser, 2006)
  • February 2016: "A Vineyard in My Glass" (Gerald Asher, 2012)
  • January 2016: "Real Wine" (Patrick Matthews, 2000)
  • December 2015: "The Botanist and the Vintner" (Christy Campbell, 2006)
  • November 2015: "Questions of Taste" (Barry C Smith, 2009)
  • September 2015: "The Road to Burgundy" (Ray Walker, 2014)
  • August 2015: "Postmodern Winemaking" (Clark Smith, 2013)
  • July 2015: "The Hills of Chianti" (Piero Antinori, 2014)
  • June 2015: "Wine Science" (Jamie Goode, 2014)
  • May 2015: "The Accidental Connoisseur" (Lawrence Osborne, 2005)
  • April 2015: "Inventing Wine" (Paul Lukacs, 2012)
  • March 2015: "Shadows in the Vineyard" (Maximillian Potter, 2014)
  • January 2015: "Ancient Wine" (Patrick E. McGovern, 2007)
  • November 2014: "Reading Between the Wines" (Terry Theise, 2010)
  • March 2016: "The Geography of Wine" (Brian Sommers, 2008)
  • October 2014: "To Cork or Not to Cork" (George M. Taber, 2009)

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