There is nothing?more enjoyable?then a good book and a fine bottle of wine– why not combine the two? The recent release Barboursville Vineyards: Crafting Great Wines Inspired by Spirits of the Past is crafted by historian (and wine buff) Chiles T.A. Larson. The book is a pictorial history of Barboursville Vineyards, the property, the vineyard and the wine.? It gives a detailed history of James Barbour and his relationship with Jefferson and other founding fathers of Virginia. These gentlemen not only influenced the government of the region, but also were instrumental in the viticulture and locavore movements. The book is filled with wonderful photographs and a colorful history of the property and the vineyard. From the planning of the vineyards and the planting of the grapes, to Chef Melissa Close’s masterful
use of food to bring out the best of the fine wines, this book shows the love and true craftsmanship that goes into everything that is created at Barboursville. The book sells for $29.95 and is available at Barboursville Vineyards.