Located next door to The Tasting Lounge, we have partnered with Copperfield’s Books to host private Author book readings & signings while you enjoy sipping on our fine thumbprint wines. Most recently, we have had the honor of hosting Dani Shapiro for a private reading of her national best-selling book Signal Fires.
What a great way to unwind with thumbprint wine. Check out our upcoming book readings below.
Upcoming Book Readings: Please contact the lounge at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on reserving your spot at one of our special private readings with Copperfield’s Books.
February 8th, 2023
Book Reading: Finlay Donovan
Elle Cosimano is a USA Today bestselling author, an International Thriller Award winner, a Bram Stoker Award finalist, and an Edgar® Award nominee. Her acclaimed young adult novels include Nearly Gone, Holding Smoke, The Suffering Tree, and Seasons of the Storm. Elle’s debut novel for adults, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It, kicked off a witty, fast-paced contemporary mystery series, which was a PEOPLE Magazine Pick and was named one of New York Public Library’s Best Books of 2021. In addition to writing novels for teens and adults, her essays have appeared in The Huffington Post and Time. Elle lives with her husband and two sons in Virginia.
Feburary 16th, 2023
Book Reading: Vignette
Biography: In Vignette, sommelier Jane Lopes recommends the 100 bottles of wine (and some spirits and beers) to best expand your wine journey, giving you a complete palate education of the important styles, grapes, regions, and flavors of this magical and ever-growing world. Alongside that, you will find imaginative ways to engage with the foundational wine knowledge that underpins a good drinking experience. And then there is Jane’s own narrative – the stories of triumph and defeat that comprise her life in wine. It’s part memoir and part wine book, but a lot more fun than either alone.
February 23rd, 2023
Book Reading: The Love Scribe
Biography: Amy Meyerson is the bestselling author of The Bookshop of Yesterdays and The Imperfects. Her books have been translated into eleven languages, and her short fiction has been published in numerous literary magazines. Amy teaches in the writing department at the University of Southern California, where she completed her master’s degree in creative writing. Her third novel, The Love Scribe, will be published by Park Row Books in February 2023. Originally from Philadelphia, she currently lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and two children.
We feature David Aughenbaugh beginning January 24th, 2023. David’s most recent work, ‘WORLDS WITHIN WORLDS,’ can be found at The Tasting Lounge. Enjoy a sip of our fine wines while enjoying surreal art on our art gallery walls. You’ll find art evocative of watercolor or acrylic paints. These digitally created images use cutting-edge computer technology, including Artificial Intelligence and fractal mathematics.
David likes to evoke a sense of mystery and surprise through his images. A nuanced manipulation of color compliments his natural sense of composition and abstraction. In this way, he brings a modern design sensibility to photography and art.
His artistic vision developed early, being raised in a home where every vacation centered on photography, and slide-show critique sessions were a daily part of life. He went on to create a 30-year career in visual effects for film and television including work on the Oscar-nominated short film “Pearl” in 2016, and feature film “First Man” which won the Oscar for Visual Effects in 2019.
David’s long list of visual effects credits includes major motion pictures, television commercials and interactive media. (His film credits can be found at IMDb.com) His career began as a 2D animator for cartoons and computer games. He helped to develop the first fully digital pipeline for broadcast 2D cartoon animation. Both as an artist and in software development, he has credits on animated cartoons, over 50 PC game titles and maintained a regular column in TV Technology Magazine. In the dot-com era, he was involved in developing a network of solar-powered, remote-controlled video cameras, feeding live video streams of wild animals for clients like NationalGeographic.com and Discovery.com. You can see some of his work here https://www.foggybog.com/
When not chasing unique images, David can be found playing drums, boogie boarding on the California coast, or hiking in the local hills.
Open a bottle of thumbprint cellars wine, press play, and unwind to nature sounds of Sonoma County.