Ford Smith with his new edition of his book “Winning Wines.” (photo by Mara Smith)

Local author publishes new edition of ‘Winning Wines’

Published 6:38pm Friday, October 12, 2012

It’s fall – and it’s time for a new edition of Ford Smith’s “Winning Wines: Medal Winners for $15 or Less.”
Smith has been compiling the results of the most prestigious annual wine competitions into easy-to-use listings for eight years. At first, it was for his and his wife’s pleasure. Then, they started sharing the lists as gifts to family members and friends.
A few years ago, one of those friends said, “Hey, you need to publish this information so more people can enjoy good wine!”
With the Oct. 26 “Wine & Sign” at La Bouteille in Tryon, Smith launches his 2013 version of “Winning Wines.” This latest edition has been expanded to include bottles costing up to $15.
Smith said, “With the rise in oil prices and, subsequently, transportation expenses, wines are costing more.”
The book release party will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 at La Bouteille. The wine and beer boutique is located at 10 North Trade Street in Tryon. Mara and Ford Smith will pour four wines from the lists of  “Winning Wines.” La Bouteille owner Shelly Block will have additional bottles for sale.
It’s a free event with cheese and crackers to clear your palate between tastings.
– article submitted by Ford Smith

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