The New Wine Rules Book Tour

The New Wine Rules is heading out on the road!

Because rules—OK, these rules—are a lot more fun in practice than in theory, I’ll be crossing the country this spring for a series of tastings, conversations and dinners focused on what it means to be a wine lover today, in an era with a lot less rigid rules than in the past.

Please check back here often as we’ll be adding cities and events as they’re confirmed. Don’t see your city listed? Don’t worry!  I expect to be back out on the road (including overseas) later in the year.  Got a suggestion for a city or venue I should visit?  Don’t hesitate to let me know. Got a media request?  Please be in touch!

And a big thanks to everyone who joined us for our SPRING TOUR:

March 20: Baltimore, MD
Conversation and Conversation with Old Westminster Winery. Bird in Hand, 11 E. 33rd Street, Baltimore. $15, 6 p.m. More details here.

The New Wine Rules Dinner. Woodberry Kitchen, 2010 Clipper Park Road, Baltimore. $49 for oysters/flatbread/burgers + pairings + book. (Also comes with ticket to Bird in Hand event.) More details here.

March 21-22: Austin, TX

March 21
An Evening With Jon Bonné. Mattie’s at Green Pastures, 811 West Live Oak Street, Austin. Three-course dinner with wine and a signed copy of the book. $100, 7 p.m. More details and tickets here.

March 22
Tasting and Signing with The New Wine Rules and the Terry Theise Portfolio. The Austin Wine Merchant, 512 West Sixth Street, Austin. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Details here.

Late Night at June’s. June’s All Day, 1722 South Congress, Austin. 9-10:30 p.m. $35 for wine + bites + signed copy. Details and reservations here.

March 23: Houston, TX
Tasting and Signing. Vinology Bottle Shop and Wine Bar, 2314 Bissonnet St, Houston. 4-6 p.m. Details here.

An Evening at Camerata. Camerata at Paulie’s, 1830 Westheimer Road
Houston. 8-10 p.m. $35 for 4 wines + a signed copy of the book. SOLD OUT.

March 24: Oklahoma City, OK
Signing and Tasting With Commonplace Books and Thirst Wine Merchants. Commonplace Books,  1325 N Walker Ave #138, Oklahoma City. 2 p.m., $15 (includes book). More details here.

March 25: Tulsa, OK
A New Wine Rules Brunch. Hodges Bend,  823 3rd Street, Tulsa. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. More details here.

Signing and Tasting With Magic City Books and Thirst Wine Merchants. Magic City Books, 221 E. Archer St., Tulsa. 2 p.m., $14.99 (includes copy of book). More details here and here.

Bordeaux Bash (with The New Wine Rules). Vintage 1740, 1740 South Boston Ave., Tulsa. 4 p.m. More details here.

March 26-27: Chicago, IL

March 26
Monday Farm Dinner at Lula Café. Lula Café, 2537 North Kedzie Blvd, Chicago. $45 + $30 wine parings + signed copies available.  More details soon.

March 27
Book Signing and Tasting. Perman Wine Selections, 1167 North Howe Street, Chicago. $40 (includes signed copy and wine). Sign up for the 6 p.m. or 7:15 p.m. sessions.

March 28-29: San Francisco, CA

March 28
The New Wine Rules Wine Flight. Tartine Manufactory, 595 Alabama St, San Francisco. Special wine-pairing flights + special winemaker guests + signed copy of the book. $36 and up. Full details and tickets here.

March 29
Signing and Tasting. Paul Marcus Wines and Rockridge Market Hall, 5655 College Ave., Oakland. 5-7 p.m. Details here.

Late Night Bubbles. The Riddler, 528 Laguna St., S.F.  8-10 p.m. Three pours of sparkling wine + signed copy for $40. More details here.

March 30-31: Sonoma and Napa, CA

March 30
Book Signing at the Hacienda. Scribe Winery, 2100 Denmark St., Sonoma. More details here.

March 31
The New Wine Rules Comes to Napa. Cadet Beer + Wine, 930 Franklin Street, Napa. 4-6 p.m. $25 for a signed copy + wines from Jolie-Laide and Halcyon. Books provided by Napa Bookmine. Details and tickets here.

April 1: Santa Barbara County, CA
An Afternoon With The New Wine Rules. Pico at the Los Alamos General Store, 458 Bell Street, Los Alamos. 2-5 p.m., $25 for a signed copy + wine from A Tribute to Grace, Lo-Fi, Lumen and Piedrasassi. Details and tickets here.

April 2-3: Los Angeles

April 2
In Conversation with Garrett Snyder + Signing + Tasting. Now Serving, 727 N. Broadway, Unit 133, Los Angeles. Details here (space limited; please RSVP to

April 3
All About Texture: A Tasting and SigningLou Wine Shop, 1911 Hillhurst, Los Angeles. 6-8 p.m.  $15 for the flight + discount on signed copies. More details here.

April 9: New York, NY
An Evening at Terroir. Terroir Tribeca, 24 Harrison Street, New York. 5-7:30 p.m., $60 for a signed copy + many, many wines. More details here.

September 30: Phoenix, AZ
The New Wine Rules at Bar Bianco. Wine, snacks and a signed copy, $30 at the door. 3-6 p.m. 609 E. Adams St, Phoenix. (602) 528-3699 or for more info.

October 1: Boulder, CO
The New Wine Rules Dinner. Frasca Food and Wine, 1738 Pearl St, Boulder. Four courses with pairings and a signed copy. $130. Details here.

More cities to come soon! And you can always order The New Wine Rules from:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads | Random House