Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte heads to SF Sept. 11

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Calling all Californian wine lovers!

Suzanne Hoffman, author of the recently penned Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte continues its official book launch in the fine city of San Francisco in conjunction with the San Francisco Wine School.

Hoffman’s book celebrates the winemaking families of Piedmont with a focus on the matriarchs of 22 prestigious wine families and their role – often behind-the-scenes – in the success of these families.

The first-of-its-kind book explores a side of Piedmont previously untapped and leaves wine lovers and novices alike with a renewed sense of the region.

Can’t make it to San Francisco? Hoffman will be in Walnut Creek at Prima on Sept. 9th for a special book signing and aperitivo featuring the wines of our favorite region, Roero, alongside some of our prestigious neighbors. Tickets $45 at the door for the tasting; $85 with book included.

For SF, tickets are $65 in advance, additional details below.


Guided Tasting  I  Book Reading  I  Walk-Around Tasting

Join the San Francisco Wine School at 2pm on Sunday, September 11th as we celebrate the wines and wine producers of Piemonte, Italy.

Master sommelier David Glancy will kick things off with a guided-tasting of four fine Piemonte wines. This will be complemented by readings and personal commentary from Suzanne LeBlanc. Suzanne has just published “Labor of Love: Wine Family Women of Piemonte.”  Her 320-page book tells the fascinating and dramatic stories of the wine women from 22 multi-generational wine-producing families.

Next, enjoy a walk-around tasting of more than 25 Piemonte wines sponsored by Henry Wine Group, Gregory Condes, & Kobrand.  Among this line-up of celebrated producers: Azelia, Michele Chiarlo,  COPPO, Matteo Correggia,  Monchiero Carbone, Damilano,

Bruno Giacosa, Marenco, E. Pira e Figli by Chiara Boschis, Produttori del Barbaresco, Paolo Scavino and La Spinetta.

Wines and book  will be available for purchase at the event.  Suzanne will be available during the tasting for autographs and questions.



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