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Fri, Mar 29


Cumberland Cottage

Sold Out! March's Wine & Book Club

The second installment of our new book club series!

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Sold Out! March's Wine & Book Club
Sold Out! March's Wine & Book Club

Time & Location

Mar 29, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Cumberland Cottage, 7007 River Rd Pike, Nashville, TN 37209


Join us for a new farm experience as we go on a literary journey with a glass of wine in hand! We'll have the accomplished and notable author, Bill Ward, setting the tone for the evening. He has contributed to countless wine journals and articles spanning years of expertise and backed with a former role at the Minnenapolis Tribune. As tastings of appropriately paired wines are poured, we will talk in depth about the book and all that it entails. You'll receive a pairing with each of the four wine offerings that are curated specially for this evening and hand-selected by wine enthusiast, Sylvia Ganier.  

March's Wine & Book Club Feature: "The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine

This evening's faire will be an approach to modern takes on Jeffersonian cuisine paired with great conversation and delightful food! If you like books, wine and hanging out with great people as you taste through delightful pairings, this is the evening for you.

You will receive a copy of "The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine" that you can pick up at our farm market on the following dates:

Saturday, February 24th or Sunday, February 25th**

**If you are unable to pick up on these dates, we can arrange shipping it directly to you. Please specify this when checking out so that we know if we need to ship.

Friday, March 29th, 2024

Approx 1.5-2 hours. 

Single Ticket (For One): includes a copy of the book + 4 curated wine & light bites pairings + in depth discussion -   $85

Duo Ticket (For Two): includes a copy of the book to share + 4 curated wine & light bites pairings for each of you + in depth discussion -  $150

*You must be 21+ years of age to attend this event.

A blurb from Bill about “The Billionaire’s Vinegar”

Filled with action, intrigue and a cast of characters that would do Tom Wolfe proud, “Vinegar” is a page-turner that would do Dan Brown proud. If that sounds like a novel, it might be because so many of the figures are either implausible or larger than life. Or both. But they’re all real, even if (alleged) fraud is at the heart of the story.

With a great reporter’s knack, Benjamin Wallace guides us through Thomas Jefferson’s 1787 European tour, a Byzantine world of wine figures led by Hardy Rodenstock (a personality as colorful as his name) and an investigation by one of the uber-rich Koch brothers. With a great writer’s knack, he brings these figures, not to mention what could have been some drab science and social history, to vivid life.

The biggest mystery of all: why this picaresque yarn hasn’t been made into a movie.

Taken from Amazon about the book:

"The rivetingly strange story of the world's most expensive bottle of wine, and the even stranger characters whose lives have intersected with it.  The New York Times bestseller, updated with a new epilogue, that tells the true story of a 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux—supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson—that sold for $156,000 at auction and of the eccentrics whose lives intersected with it.  Was it truly entombed in a Paris cellar for two hundred years? Or did it come from a secret Nazi bunker? Or from the moldy basement of a devilishly brilliant con artist? As Benjamin Wallace unravels the mystery, we meet a gallery of intriguing players—from the bicycle-riding British auctioneer who speaks of wines as if they are women to the obsessive wine collector who discovered the bottle.  Suspenseful and thrillingly strange, this is the vintage tale of what could be the most elaborate con since the Hitler diaries.  “Part detective story, part wine history, this is one juicy tale, even for those with no interest in the fruit of the vine. . . . As delicious as a true vintage Lafite.” —BusinessWeek"

Our featured guest, Bill Ward, is a retired food, wine, travel and lifestyle writer. He's been covering wine for the better part of a cetury, aiming to provide wide-ranging expertise without taking the subject or himself too seriously. His “Liquid Assets” column ran for 15 years in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and his website,, features Wine Country travel tips, scores of profiles, primers and a blog. A James Beard Award winner for a series on Italian regional cuisine, he makes wine accessible and not daunting, helping people become comfortable in talking about and buying fermented grape juice. He has written for the Wine Enthusiast, Sommelier Journal, Wines & Vines, the Columbia Journalism Review and several other magazines and websites. He lives in Nashville, Tenn., with his way better half, Sandy.

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  • March Wine & Book Club

    This admits one to the wine and book club evening at Green Door Gourmet on Friday, March 29th, 2024 at 6:00pm.

    Tax: +$7.86 TN Tax
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  • Duo Ticket - Wine & Book Club

    This admits two to the wine and book club evening at Green Door Gourmet on Friday, March 29th, 2024 at 6:00pm.

    Tax: +$13.88 TN Tax
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