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Cookbook Club and Happy Hour~"Harvests of Joy" by Robert Mondavi

  • May 28, 2014 · 5:30 PM
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Join us for another fun and delicious book club as we discuss "Joys of Harvest, How the Good Life Became Great Business."

In 1965, after a notorious family feud, Robert Mondavi, then 52 years old, was thrown out of his family's winery (Charles Krug).  Far from defeated, Mondavi was dedicated to a vision of creating a superior wine.  What has happened since that fateful day is one of the greatest success stories of an American Business.  Today, the Mondavi winery in one of the most respected in the world, and Mondavi is the man who is most responsible for the worldwide recognition of American wine-making, as well as changing American's palate for fine wine and food.  In HOJ, Mondavi shares how, through his passion for excellence, he achieved his extraordinary position, one he reached not without pain and sacrifice.  With invaluable insider tips on his approach to both winemaking and to running a business, Mondavi's inspirational story is a "grand example of the fact that in America, you can pretty much be, do, or accomplish, whatever you set out to do".'s how we will "roll":

1.   Meetup up PROMPTLY at 5:30 at B Squared Wine Bar and Bistro in NW Portland.

2.    Please have read the book in it's ENTIRETY.....just does't work if participants have not read the entire book.  HOJ can be purchased on Amazon used (for as little as .01) or new .....or possibly for rent at the local library?

3.     You must have a recognizable picture of yourself on the website so I know who to look for.....Newbies are don't be shy :-)~~

5.     Fee is $7.50.  $5.00 will be handed back to you at the event.  2.50 goes to cover web and meetup fees as I don't charge yearly or "joining fee"......This also helps GREATLY reduce "the dreaded no-shows".....thanks for understanding :-).

B Squared has a nice HH menu priced from 3.00 to 6.00.  Items include healthy and plentiful items such as sliders (bison, pork, lamb), large salads, soup, and daily flatbread special for 7.00.  HH wine is 4.00 a glass and special cocktails are 5.00-7.00.

Hope you can come out and join us......our Cookbook Club discussions are ALWAYS very fun, inclusive and DELICIOUS~~!!

P.S.....This is a very easy and fun read....for those wanting more (as I did) check out/purchase "House of Mondavi....The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty".  There are also some great youtube videos of RM being interviewed....PLUS check out his childrens winery "Continuum" it~!



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  • A former member
    A former member

    A lively and interesting conversation over a glass of wine - what fun!

    May 29, 2014

  • Karina M.

    Darn it! Have to cancel :(. Work, work, work....

    May 28, 2014

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