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WineSense - The Three Keys to Understanding Wine

Baillie

With Bob Desautels
Wed Feb 25 @ 7:00pm
in The eBar

Elisabeth de Mariaffi
launches
"The Devil You Know"

Baillie

Thurs Feb 26 @ 7:30pm
in The eBar

That's My Drag
The Show Must Go On

Baillie

Sat Feb 28 @ 7:00pm

THE WRITING ROOM

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BOOKSHELF GREENROOM
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MICHAEL HARRIS Michale Harris
Wed Feb 25, 7pm
Lakeside Hopehouse


UNCORKING WINESENSE

Baillie

"In its calm concision, WineSense benefits from Desautels time spent teaching. He leavens what can often come to feel like dense erudition. Some experts, he writes in the introduction, 'seem to squeeze out all the enjoyable aspects of wine. The wine itself and all the pleasure it brings gets lost in the analysis.' With the casualness that experience affords, Desaultes breaks his book into three keys: The Basics, The Grapes, The Approach. 'The book is an homage,' he says. 'Wine goes back to the dawn of civilization. It's a key part of major cultures, major religions, and it should be celebrated.'" READ MORE


MR. HARPER, PLEASE READ THIS BOOK

kane

"This is a very sad story told with a certain amount of dispassionate intensity if there can be such a thing. Kamal was brought up in a house of sisters and a mother whom he loved. He had nothing in common with his three brothers. Much of his treasured time was spent in the kitchen. He realized before puberty that he was attracted to men but never told his much beloved mother or his father. A large part of his life has been running away from his family and heritage to be able to live the life that was necessary to his psychic survival." READ MORE


REVIEW: TRIGGER WARNING

kane

"It is my firm belief, that, if you are a person who frequently reads, and you have not yet encountered Neil Gaiman, you are missing out on one of the greatest treasures that the literary world has to offer. If you haven't, then you owe it to yourself to head out immediately and buy a copy of Trigger Warning, sit down on the nearest comfortable chair, and immerse yourself in the worlds these pages present." READ MORE


REARVIEW:
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

kane

"In 1994, top movies included Dumb and Dumber, Ace Venture: Pet Detective, and The Mask. Maybe if Jim Carey starred as Andy Dufresne breaking out of prison by turning into a human tornado, leaving a cartoon silhouette in the brick, or proclaiming 'Get busy living or get busy dying' through his ass Shawshank would have been a smash hit. It was only when it wound up on VHS and on TV that Frank Darabont's movie based on Stephen King's story became what's now considered a classic."READ MORE


 

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