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We’re #1… and #2! (Wine Taster’s Journal Officially Released!)

Vinted on July 8, 2020 binned in about 1winedude blog, wine books

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Yesterday, the first of my two new books officially became available. You can now have Wine Taster’s Journal: Drink, Rate, Record, and Remember shipped right on over to you, no waiting!

Technically, this is the second of my two new books, as it’s the companion piece to  the much longer Wine Taster’s Guide: Drink and Learn with 30 Wine Tastings. I’ve no idea why the Journal was released before the Guide, though certainly it can stand on its own and doesn’t require the Guide to be a useful tool  itself; but I’m not a book publisher, so I’m going to just shut up about it now and trust the people who know a lot more about it than I do.

Additionally, I’ll be popping the corks on something nice to celebrate the fact that during pre-orders both the Journal and the Guide have, at various points, hit the #1 and #2 slots for Amazon’s Hot New Releases in the Wine Tasting category.

Amazon Hot New Releases

We’re #1! And #2!

Pretty sweet!

If you grab a copy, my publisher and I (but mostly my publisher) would love to have you write a review of the book on Amazon (excellent chance to  heckle me there)…

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Wine Taster’s Guide Now Available for Pre-order! (That’s “Published Author Joe Roberts” to You!)

Vinted on May 28, 2020 binned in about 1winedude blog, wine books

Shiz just got very real, folks!

My new book, Wine Taster’s Guide: Drink and Learn with 30 Wine Tastings, is now officially available for pre-order ($14.99 for the paperback)! Shipping and whatnot begins on July 21, 2020.

The Guide is the main course meal to the Wine Taster’s Journal starter (the handy, portable companion which gets released on July 7, 2020). I’m pretty stoked, and for some time will likely insist that people address me as “Published Author Joe Roberts,” at least until I calm down (it could be a while).

FWIW, I really dig the cover design and how both books’ designs compliment one another (not to mention how well they capture the incredible, thirst-inducing shades of the wines). I, of course, had nothing directly to do with any of that.

Anyway… there is so much that I want to tell you about the inception and creation of this book… and I will be getting to that soon in a follow-up post or two here on 1WD. For now, I’ll share the PR-styling intro that Rockridge Press put together for the release…

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Holy Crap! Wine Taster’s Journal Available for Pre-Order!

Vinted on May 26, 2020 binned in about 1winedude blog, wine books

Wine Taster's Journal

Holy crap!!!

I am tickled pinker than a Côtes de Provence rosé to tell you that the first of my two (yeah, two) upcoming books is now available for pre-order, to be released on July 7, 2020!

For reasons that will be obvious from the title, Wine Taster’s Journal: Drink, Rate, Record, and Remember by yours truly is being released in portable paperback form for $10.99.

This little gem is meant to accompany you during your wine tasting, and now competes with something like 10,457,632 different wine journals currently on the market. Mine, of course, is better than all of those because you know me, right? Right?!??


This first release is part of a duo, an amuse bouche to the 1WD book main course: Wine Taster’s Guide: Drink and Learn with 30 Wine Tastings which will also be available for pre-order shortly (more on that soon)…

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The First Rule of Book Club Is, You Do Not Talk About Book Club (Book Update!)

Vinted on May 14, 2020 binned in about 1winedude blog, wine books

So… about this whole “book” thing… I’ve got an update for ya!

I’m in the final sprint to finalizing the new book. Technically, it’s actually two books, which will all make more sense when I get the OK to share titles, covers, and the like. For now, the first rule of Book Club has to be… we do not talk about Book Club.

But since these are my upcoming books, I’m going to bend the rules just a teensy-weeny, little bit. The on-sale dates for both books will very likely be in June.

So, for those of you who aren’t entirely sick of me yet, chances are good that over the coming Summer season you will have ample opportunity to become very sick of me as things heat up on the book release front.

Next week, back to our regularly-scheduled programming, including coverage from my most recent jaunt to Alentejo





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