Bookish Inbox / Outbox


Find out what's on the revolving merry-go-round of my TBR pile with this fun Inbox/Outbox post at Book Riot.

Meritage, the Newest Word in Wine

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If you enjoy drinking Bordeaux wines, meritage (pronounced like "heritage") is a new blend you should look out for. Made mainly by California wineries, meritage is made from classic Bordeaux grape varieties, producing delicious wines at every price level. I recommend a few meritage wines over at Wine Cooler Direct.

The Rocky Mountain Land Library

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The Cook’s House on Buffalo Peaks Ranch, home to the Rocky Mountain Land Library. Photo by Michael Ciaglo.
Located on a 19th-century ranch in South Park, Colorado, The Rocky Mountain Land Library is one of the most quixotically awesome libraries in the US, and was recently funded by a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign. I tell you more about this charming grass-roots project and the people who dreamed it up over at Book Riot.

Champagne's Other Wines

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A village with vineyards in Champagne, France. Photo by Phillip Carter via Wikimedia Commons.

Champagne is one of the most well-branded wine regions in the world. The very name "Champagne" is synonymous with sparkling, effervescent wine. But the bubbles in Champagne's wines are a relatively recent invention, and there are many still wines traditional to the area. From vin clairs to vin de liqueurs, I give you a rundown of champagne's other, more obscure wines over at Wine Cooler Direct.

JAPAN STYLE at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center

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19th-century Hagoita or badmitten paddle from the collection of Gregory Howell.
What are the essential characteristics of Japanese art? According to recent exhibition at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Japan Style, it's the way the Japanese elevate the form and function of everyday objects to transform daily tasks into a sort of art form. From sporting paddles to kimono and pottery, the Sangre housed several collections of extraordinary Japanese art. I take an in-depth look at the art and how it was curated over at The Pueblo PULP.