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Pairings & Prose (Australia): A Virtual Adventure by the Book

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

$30.99

About the Event

Books and Wine! They are a perfect pairing, but with so many varietals of wine and books, the process of choosing one or the other can be overwhelming. Well that is all about to change, as we introduce our new series, Pairings & Prose, and we couldn’t be more excited that our inaugural event features international and New York Times bestselling author Christina Baker Kline, in conversation with fellow international and New York Times bestselling author, Heather Morris.

With assistance from the talented team at San Diego’s Splash Wine Lounge, we have selected the perfect wine to pair with The Exiles, so sit back, pour yourself a glass of classic South Australian Shiraz (order below to be shipped to you in time for the event), and enjoy a wine presentation by the owner of Australia’s Vintage Longbottom, followed by an engaging discussion with Christina Baker Kline and Aussie, Heather Morris, about Christina’s gorgeous new novel. You just may feel like you have traveled to Australia!

Your Adventure includes signed book, paired wine (sold separately below) tax, shipping, author presentation, and the chance to meet the authors and winery owner in a unique virtual event. Place your book and wine orders by August 27, 2020, in order to receive in time to enjoy during the event (COVID delays notwithstanding).

About the Author and Book

Christina Baker Kline is the New York Times and international bestselling author of eight novels, including The ExilesOrphan Train, and A Piece of the World, and is published in 40 countries. Her novels have received the New England Prize for Fiction, the Maine Literary Award, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Award, among other prizes, and have been chosen by hundreds of communities, universities and schools as “One Book, One Read” selections. Born in England and raised in the American South and Maine, Christina is a graduate of Yale (B.A.), Cambridge (M.A.), and the University of Virginia (M.F.A.), where she was a Hoyns Fellow in Fiction Writing and currently is a resident of New York City and Southwest Harbor, Maine.

Her blockbuster novels,  A Piece of the World (2017), an instant NYT bestseller, and explores the real-life relationship between the artist Andrew Wyeth and the subject of his best-known painting, Christina’s World, and Orphan Train (2013), about a little-known but significant piece of American history, spent more than two years on the NYT bestseller list, including five weeks at #1 and have been optioned for film.

Her gorgeous new novel, The Exiles (2020), which has been optioned as a television mini-series, Christina brilliantly recreates the beginnings of a new society in a beautiful and challenging land, telling the story of Australia from a fresh perspective, through the experiences of Evangeline, Hazel, and Mathinna. While life in Australia is punishing and often brutally unfair, it is also, for some, an opportunity: for redemption, for a new way of life, for unimagined freedom. Told in exquisite detail and incisive prose, The Exiles is a story of grace born from hardship, the unbreakable bonds of female friendships, and the unfettering of legacy.captures the hardship, oppression, opportunity and hope of a trio of women’s lives—two English convicts and an orphaned Aboriginal girl — in nineteenth-century Australia.

About the Moderator

Heather Morris is the New York Times and international bestselling author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey. Born in New Zealand, she now lives in Australia, so as a Aussie and fellow international bestselling author, we couldn’t think of a better moderator for our event.

After majoring in Political Science, Heather worked in the Social Work Department while raising her three children. During this time, she also became a competitive athlete enjoying shot-put, discus, javelin, and hammer throwing. Her passion for storytelling compelled her to enroll in The Professional Scriptwriting Course through the Australian College of Journalism, after which she attended screenwriting courses, seminars and workshops, especially enjoying heroic storylines, several of which she adapted into screenplays.

And then she met Lale Sokolov, the inspiration behind the blockbuster sensations The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka’s Journey, who was transported to Auschwitz and put to work in the privileged position of Tätowierer – the tattooist – to mark his fellow prisoners, forever. One of them is a young woman, Gita, who steals his heart at first glance, and their friend, Cilka. Heather’s recounting of their heartbreaking, true stories is illuminating and unforgettable.

 

About Vintage Longbottom and Featured Wine

Hailing from New Zealand’s famous Marlborough region, wine has been one of Kim Longbottom’s life-long passions – and one she shared with her late husband Mark, a third-generation pastoralist with a natural affinity for the land. Together they planted their Padthaway property with vines in the early 1990s, releasing their first Henry’s Drive wines in 1998, the same year their daughter Margo was born.

Now joined by Margo in the next chapter of their family story – Vintage Longbottom – this inspiring mother and daughter enterprise has shifted focus to the premium South Australian regions of McLaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills.

Featured wine: Henry’s Drive is a classic South Australian Shiraz with aromas of spearmint, violets, and
blueberries. Held in medium-toast French oak for 16 months, the wine presents flavors of
blackberry, plum, and dark chocolate.

Order a bottle here, to be shipped directly to you.*

*Place your wine order by August 27, 2020, to receive in time to enjoy during the event (COVID delays notwithstanding).

 

 

About Splash Wine Lounge

Since 2008, Splash Wine Lounge has been a San Diego neighborhood favorite. The location was reborn in 2019 when Yali Bair Ruiz and her daughter Kelsey Bair took over. As the only Latina-owned wine bar in San Diego, they are reimagining the future of Splash and the wine community in the city. Splash offers welcoming, interactive, unforgettable wine experiences.

They curate interesting and unique wines from around the world, prioritizing products made by womxn, BIPOC, and family-owned wineries. Splash is dedicated to diversifying the wine community. Splash makes wine fun and accessible for everyone, regardless of their wine background.

Featured wine: Henry’s Drive is a classic South Australian Shiraz with aromas of spearmint, violets, and
blueberries. Held in medium-toast French oak for 16 months, the wine presents flavors of
blackberry, plum, and dark chocolate.

Order a bottle here, to be shipped directly to you.*

*Place your wine order by August 27, 2020, to receive in time to enjoy during the event (COVID delays notwithstanding).

 

 

 

 

 

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