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Help Vinography Celebrate One Year of Wine Blogging

Dear Vinography Subscribers, Supporters, and Friends,

On January 15th, 2005 (this coming Saturday) Vinography.Com turns one year old. It's been quite a year. I never imagined that I would have so many loyal readers and supporters when I decided to start jotting down my thoughts and notes about wine in the middle of last winter.

In celebration of this past year, I'm throwing a little party, and I would love it if you felt like attending. I know you're spread out all over the country, but I'm inviting you anyway. I have had a chance to meet some of my readers and it's always a pleasure, and those of you I interact with regularly, well, you know how much I enjoy hanging out and drinking wine with you.

The folks at Bacar here in San Francisco have a nice downstairs "wine salon" where we can sit and drink. It's open to the public, but I'm betting we can basically take it over for the first part of the evening. So here's what's going to happen.

I'm going to show up at Bacar (address information below) at 6:00 PM on Saturday, January 15th, in a burgundy colored shirt and dark grey slacks and start drinking and ordering appetizers. Come find me and we'll share a glass of wine (or three) and have a good time. Since Vinography is a labor of love at this point, and I'm not independently wealthy, I'm good for the first round of appetizers (assuming between 10 and 20 of you show up), but not much more. We'll all buy our own wines by the glass (or by the taste) from Bacar's excellent and very long list and sit around having a good time. There will be as much or as little wine geek-ing as you like.

Please RSVP by commenting here if you know you're going to make it. I have e-mail RSVPs from some of you already, you know who you are. Feel free to bring your fellow wine lovers, and absolutely no gifts, please.

Vinography's First Birthday
6:00 PM, Saturday, January 15th until they throw us out.

Bacar Restaurant and Wine Salon
448 Brannan Street (between 3rd & 4th)
San Francisco, Ca 94107


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The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson Wine Grapes The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson to cork or not to cork by George Taber reading between the vines by Terry Theise adventures on the wine route by Kermit Lynch Love By the Glass by Dorothy Gaiter & John Brecher Noble Rot by William Echikson The Science of Wine by Jamie Goode The Judgement of Paris by George Taber The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil The Botanist and the Vintner by Christy Campbell The Emperor of Wine by Elin McCoy The Taste of Wine by Emile Peynaud