Some time ago, I had an opportunity to glance atÂ the new Washington state wine book, Winetrails of Washington: A Guide to Uncorking Your Memorable Wine Tour, because I work with Kelly Roberts, niece of the book’s author Steve Roberts.
Kelly’s copy of the just-released book was so pristine that I didn’t want to mess it up pouring over the pages. But I knew, just from my quick glance, that this is one book that I definitely want for my collection.
As it turns out, the author is making appearances in some of my favorite haunts over the next few weeks. On Saturday, he’ll be at my local wine bar, Vino Bello, for a book signing. Then on Feb. 5, he’ll be at The Tasting Room in Pike Place Market’s Post Alley for another signing.
I’m considering buying two copies of this guide book — one to keep for reference by my computer and one to keep in the car. Trust me, Winetrails of Washington: A Guide to Uncorking Your Memorable Wine Tour is one handy reference book.Â Â
Steve spent the last 18 months visiting more than 225 wineries and tasting hundreds of wines as he traveled from Walla Walla to Woodinville and from Lake Chelan to Lopez Island. His bookÂ suggests 32 different “tasting trails” aroundÂ Washington state.
I’ll try to blog more about this book after I have a chance to read it!