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

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT

$20.00 – $45.99

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 the second in our new series, Pairings & Prose, and we couldn’t be more excited that our event features award-winning author and art historian Laura Morelli, in conversation with international and New York Times bestselling author, Kate Quinn.

With assistance from the talented team at San Diego’s Splash Wine Lounge, we have selected the perfect wine to pair with The Night Portrait, so sit back, pour yourself a glass of Cantina De Pra Pinot Nero (order below to be shipped to you in time for the event), and enjoy a wine presentation, followed by an engaging discussion with Laura Morelli and Kate Quinn, about Laura’s stunning new novel. You just may feel like you have traveled to Italy!

Your Adventure includes signed book, paired wine presentation (sold separately below) tax, shipping, author presentation, and the chance to meet the authors, in a unique virtual event. Place your book and wine orders by October 1, 2020, in order to receive in time to enjoy during the event (COVID delays notwithstanding).

About the Author and Book

Laura Morelli earned a Ph.D. in art history from Yale University, and has written for National Geographic Traveler, USA TODAY, Italy MagazineDepartures, and other media. She has produced art history lessons for TED-Ed, taught college students across the U.S. and in Italy, and now teaches exclusively online. Having earned numerous awards for her historical fiction, as well as reviews in Writer’s Digest, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, the Historical Novels Review, the Eric Hoffer Awards, National Indie Excellence, and others, Laura has had the privilege to live and work in five countries and has enriched the experiences of many travelers over two decades with her Authentic Arts shopping guidebook series.

Laura’s mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire with the stories of art history, both real and imagined. Her debut novel, The Gondola Maker, earned a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly as well as IPPY and Benjamin Franklin awards.

In her exciting new, dual-timeline, historical fiction novel, The Night Portrait (September 2020), two women, separated by 500 years, are swept up in the tide of history as one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings, Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine, stands at the center of their quests for their own destinies, one who was integral in its creation, and one who fought to save it from Nazi destruction during World War II.

About the Moderator

Kate Quinn is the New York Times and international bestselling author of The Alice Network and The Huntress. of historical fiction. A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century. All have been translated into multiple languages. Kate and her husband live in San Diego with three rescue dogs.

In her next book, The Rose Code (William Morrow, March 9, 2021), Kate returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over. A beautiful blue-blooded debutante, a tart-tongued London shop-girl, and a shy crossword-solving spinster join the war against Nazi Germany as codebreakers of Bletchley Park, only to find that the real puzzle lies inside the Park itself as a traitor sets them against each other in a betrayal reaching past the end of the war.

PREORDER your book now and be among the first to receive a signed copy of The Rose Code when it releases on March 9, 2021.

To schedule a book club visit with Kate or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:

 

 

About Cantina De Pra and Featured Wine

Giuseppe De Pra founded Cantina De Pra winery post-World War II in 1959. Since the beginning, Bepi, the nickname of the founder, knew what he wanted for the present and the future
of his winery: growing vineyards and selecting the best grapes to realize a high quality and an authentic wine like the unspoiled landscape where the winery is located.

The De Pra winery story represents one of the best examples of the Italian tradition, where family means passion and love for its own land and work, values which Bepi taught to his daughters Severina, Debora and her husband Luca who, together with all their staff, led the brand to excellence in producing top-notch wines.

Featured wine: Prosecco Treviso Brut

This wine is a special addition to the Splash line-up, to be featured during our Pairings and Prose series. If you are outside of CA, please email info@asplashofwine.com to reserve your bottle to be shipped through our wine.com partnership.The vineyards producing this wine are located in the province of Treviso, inside the DOC Prosecco. This Prosecco is well balanced, dry and intense with a pleasant smooth and persistent finale. In the glass, this Prosecco is a light, pale yellow, with a flavor that mixes creaminess and sharpness to produce an elegant and bright finish.

Tasting Notes: White flowers, candied lemon, peach

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

*Place your wine order by October 1, 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: Prosecco Treviso Brut

This wine is a special addition to the Splash line-up, to be featured during our Pairings and Prose series. If you are outside of CA, please email info@asplashofwine.com to reserve your bottle to be shipped through our wine.com partnership.The vineyards producing this wine are located in the province of Treviso, inside the DOC Prosecco. This Prosecco is well balanced, dry and intense with a pleasant smooth and persistent finale. In the glass, this Prosecco is a light, pale yellow, with a flavor that mixes creaminess and sharpness to produce an elegant and bright finish.

Tasting Notes: White flowers, candied lemon, peach

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

*Place your wine order by October 1, 2020, to receive in time to enjoy during the event (COVID delays notwithstanding).

 

 

For Book Clubs or Author Live Chats

Are you in a book club, library reading group, or is your group of friends, colleagues, family members seeking fabulous authors who are excited and available to meet with you? Then you will be delighted to know that Kate Quinn is a member of our wonderful community of over 125 NovelNetwork authors available to meet with small groups via video chat.

NovelNetwork is the nation’s first and only match(dot)com for authors and book clubs to find each other, so check it out today. Book clubs join for free and gain access to our database of dozens of authors, from NYT and international bestsellers, to debut authors, cookbook authors, mystery and non-fiction authors, and representing various regions of the United States, and even Alaska and Hawaii, all of whom want to meet with you!

To schedule a visit with Kate or any of our authors, join FOR FREE  here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Date:
October 11
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
Cost:
$20.00 – $45.99
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