A Taste for It by Monica McInerney. Ms McInerney is Australian, and even lived in Tasmania for awhile, so that makes me partial to her books. A Taste for It is a novel about travel, wine, friends which makes it a hit with me. I read this while we were in the Hunter Valley for a friends wedding at the Tamburlaine Winery. It was a good choice for a wedding weekend. A quick, easy read. Not life changing, but fun. 3 out of 5. Summer mind candy, as Kelli would say.
Hubby and I enjoyed our weekend in wine country, although it's not quite as much fun when you can't buy crates and crates of wine. Canada Customs only allows us to bring one bottle each home without having to pay big $$$ in taxes. It didn't stop us from tasting many, many wines, cheeses, gelato, olive oil, dukka and the beer. It was definately a gourmet weekend. Good thing we didn't have to roll far from our hotel
The wedding was beautiful. The ceremony took place in the vineyard on a gloriously warm and sunny day. Anna looked gorfeous in her dress, which I think she made. I remember hearing a story of Anna beading the dress on her morning train commute. The ceremony was stunningly simple. It was all about Anna and Mike.