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Book Nook: 'To Fall in Love, Drink This-a Wine Writer's Memoir' by Alice Feiring

Cover of 'To Fall in Love, Drink This' by Alice Feiring

Author Alice Feiring returned to the program to talk to Vick Mickunas about her new memoir, To Fall in Love, Drink This.

Alice Feiring returned to the program to talk about her new memoir. In this series of essays the author looks back at some fascinating moments from her life while somehow finding a way to close out each piece with some tasty wine criticism.

Feiring ranges across diverse topics. We observe as she discovers her first great wine, the beverage that changed the course of her life, and what a remarkable and unlikely event that was. Alice and her friend get lost briefly during a snowstorm at an abandoned former German concentration camp in Poland. A plumber schools Alice on toilet repairs and relationships. During the pandemic Alice loses her zest for wine then gets it back in a most unusual way. Then there were the encounters with a notorious serial killer. We never know where Alice will take us next. Except for the wine, we can rest assured she'll turn us on to some delectable vintages along the way.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public LibraryClark County Public LibraryDayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.