It is time for everyone’s favorite kind of entry on the ole Fridge Magnet (other than when I talk about soda or grilled cheese): a book giveaway!
But first, I’d like to share a couple tidbits of food-related information:
* Remember Sausser Farms, the CSA program that left a lot of customers in the Roanoke and New River valleys dissatisfied? If you recall, the last news on Sausser Farms was that they were planning to shut down operations for three weeks to replant their crops. Well, according to a couple of my colleagues, they’re baaaaaaaaack. They have been spotted on the Roanoke Farmers Market selling eggplant and a couple other things, and they told my editor they’ll have squash and tomatoes soon. I wonder why they didn’t send an e-mail to their CSA members?
* Today’s Daily Deal on Roanoke.com is $30 worth of food and drinks at Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill for $14. I purchased a deal for 202 Market last week that was worth $30 for just $15, and the process was fairly easy. I just clicked “buy,” entered my information and credit card (it’s secure) and got a confirmation number. The next day, I received an e-mail with a link to print out my coupon. The deals aren’t just for food; they’re for a variety of different services and have included such items as mani-pedis, car detailing and tumbling classes. Check them out.
Alright, since you were patient, here’s the book I’m giving away today: “What’s a Wine Lover to do?” by Wes Marshall promises “334 essential oenophile pointers and tips.”
What makes a white wine white? What is noble rot? What are the best wine regions? What should you be keeping an eye on in the wine world? How do you pair wines with food? This book answers all these questions and many, many more in a fun, snob-free tone.
If you’re interested in this book, I want you to send me a winey (er, whiny) comment about why I should give it to you. The deadline is 5 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday) and the winner will be selected from a random drawing. Good luck!