Why are we giving away two books this week? First of all, our Facebook Page reached the 2,000 fans milestone over the weekend and 2nd, it’s Valentine’s Day. So to everyone, here’s “the love” and our thanks with some wine and flowers: Ancient Wine by Patrick E. McGovern and Orchids of Australia by John J. Riley.
“Ancient Wine tells a dramatic, factual story of wine’s beginnings at the dawn of civilization 8,000 years ago, bringing to life what I have long believed-wine has been an essential part of the gracious way of life for many cultures. Patrick McGovern takes us on a fascinating journey back to the first experiments in making this marvelous beverage. He shows the central role of wine in human history, with insights drawn from archeology, chemistry, gastronomy, and the arts. Ancient Wine will please everyone who enjoys wine. I heartily recommend it.”–Robert Mondavi, winemaker
“Vast in scope and amazing in detail, this comprehensive guide highlights a different type of orchid on each pair of beautifully designed pages. . . . Banks’ and Riley’s passion for the native orchids of Australia has clearly resulted in one of today’s finest contemporary orchid books. Well written and wonderfully illustrated, Orchids of Australia is one of the most interesting and beautiful guides available.”–The Botanical Artist
Anyone who has or who LIKES us on Facebook this week is in the draw on Friday.