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Thank you for checking out this meet up. We are an extremely fun group. We get together monthly at a local BYOB, bring wine, often the same varietal or same country, we open up all bottles and everybody gets to try them all and find a favorite. And we always discuss a book that we all read, usually a very robust discussion.

It's an opportunity to meet new people, try new wines, read great books, and check out byob restaurants.

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Discuss Last Train to Key West over Zinfandel at Tonino’s

Toninos Pizza and Pasta Co

Restaurant - Tonino’s
Wine - Zinfandel
Book - Last Train to Key West

I apologize for the delay in posting this. I had a book in mind but I started it and did not love it. I’ve heard good things about this one and it is a bit different. It is not too long and should be easy to get.

Bring a Zinfandel ($12-15) and we’ll share. You’ll find lots of options from California, or look for it to be called Primitivo. You’ll find options from Italy and possibly other Mediterranean locations, try and find something unique.

The Last Train to Key West by Chanel Cleeton

In 1935 three women are forever changed when one of the most powerful hurricanes in history barrels toward the Florida Keys in New York Times bestselling author Chanel Cleeton's captivating new novel.

For the tourists traveling on Henry Flagler’s legendary Overseas Railroad, Labor Day weekend is an opportunity to forget the economic depression gripping the nation. But one person’s paradise can be another’s prison, and Key West-native Helen Berner yearns to escape.

After the Cuban Revolution of 1933 leaves Mirta Perez’s family in a precarious position, she agrees to an arranged marriage with a notorious American. Following her wedding in Havana, Mirta arrives in the Keys on her honeymoon. While she can’t deny the growing attraction to her new husband, his illicit business interests may threaten not only her relationship, but her life.

Elizabeth Preston's trip to Key West is a chance to save her once-wealthy family from their troubles after the Wall Street crash. Her quest takes her to the camps occupied by veterans of the Great War and pairs her with an unlikely ally on a treacherous hunt of his own.

Over the course of the holiday weekend, the women’s paths cross unexpectedly, and the danger swirling around them is matched only by the terrifying force of the deadly storm threatening the Keys.

Discuss The Lincoln Highway over interesting white wine at Aavya

AAVYA INDIAN CUISINE

Restaurant - Aavya (formerly Shagun, new location)
Wine - interesting whites
Book - The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles

Shagun had to close its location to move to smaller space but they reached out and would love to host us again. Bring whatever interesting white wine you can find ($12-15), there is a lot more than Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc out there. We can open em all up and find a new favorite.
I absolutely loved this book, but it is a little long, so let’s discuss it in March.
The Lincoln Highway:
In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction—to the City of New York.

Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

Discuss A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World at Sage over Italian wines

Sage Mediterranean Cuisine

Location - Sage in Phoenixville
Book - A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World
Wine - Spanish wines

I was recently reminded of this book that I read a little while ago and loved. It is very different, and I think you'll agree, nothing like anything we have discussed before.

Since this is a Mediterranean restaurant, let's bring a wine from the Mediterranean area. This may be Italy or perhaps you can find a nice white from Greece or Croatia, or red from Sicily. Let's get creative and experience something different. Red or white ($12-15), we'll try them all.

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher

A "suspenseful, atmospheric tale. . .punctured by a gut-punch twist" (Entertainment Weekly), A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World is a story of survival, courage and hope amid the ruins of our world.

My name's Griz. I've never been to school, I've never had friends, and in my whole life I've not met enough people to play a game of football. My parents told me how crowded the world used to be, before all the people went away. But we were never lonely on our remote island. We had each other, and our dogs.

Then the thief came.

"This unputdownable story has everything -- a well-imagined post-apocalyptic world, great characters, incredible suspense, and, of course, the fierce love of some very good dogs." -- Kirkus (starred review)

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Discuss The Plot at Poseidon over Malbec

Poseidon Asian Cuisine

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