Jim Hammond, Local Author, to Sign Books in Albuquerque Area in October Interview Opportunity

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Jim Hammond's book, Wines of Enchantment: A Guide to Finding and Enjoying New Mexico Wines, offers readers a winery-by-winery tour around New Mexico in addition to wine tasting tips and wine and food pairing basics. Hammond will be discussing wine and signing his book in October at various venues.

Jim Hammond's book…will acquaint readers with the practical, the historical and the exotic concerning the vintages produced by this sunny southwestern state

Jim Hammond, local author, will be discussing wine and signing his book, Wines of Enchantment: A Guide to Finding and Enjoying New Mexico Wines, at the following venues in October:

  •     Oct. 4 and Oct. 9, 9-10 AM, Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, 9201 Balloon Museum Drive NE Albuquerque, NM 87113, second floor library, 505-822-1111, Jennifer Taylor, Museum Shoppe director.
  •     Oct. 26, 3-5PM, Standard Diner 320 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque. Hammond is collaborating with the restaurant to present a wine and food pairing event and book signing. Reservations are requested. Call 505-243-1440, Louis French, manager.

Hammond is available for wine talks and is offering a free Wine Maestro Evening November 18 at Madeleine's Place, 3824 Corrales Road, Corrales, where he will offer tips on planning a holiday wine strategy - from wine as a gift to pairing with difficult traditional fare such as turkey and ham.

Please contact Breakthru Communications, 505-899-8578, for a review copy or to arrange an interview with the author.

NEWS RELEASE
Corrales, N.M. New Mexico is the oldest wine growing region in the United States and in the late 1800's its wines were in demand throughout the country. Vine disease and Prohibition just about wiped out New Mexico's wine industry in the early 1900s, but it is enjoying a dramatic resurgence today. Jim Hammond's book, Wines of Enchantment: A Guide to Finding and Enjoying New Mexico Wines, offers readers a winery-by-winery tour around New Mexico in addition to wine tasting tips and wine and food pairing basics. The book is available for sale online at Amazon.com and at a number of distribution points throughout New Mexico including wine tasting rooms, bookstores and hotels and B&Bs.

"Jim Hammond's book…will acquaint readers with the practical, the historical and the exotic concerning the vintages produced by this sunny southwestern state," says Farid Himeur, the Vice President of Gruet Winery and President of the Board of Directors of New Mexico Wine Grower's Association.

About the Author
Jim Hammond, blogger, dynamic presenter, and Albuquerque Journal wine columnist for two years, has been searching the world for the best wines for more than forty years. Known as the Southwestern Wine Guy, Jim's wine blog describes his experiences and insights on a wide range of topics and wine regions.

Although Jim has extensive experience with the wines of Europe, South America and Asia-Pacific, these days he concentrates on the wines of the Southwestern US and California. Wines of Enchantment is the first of a planned series of books on the wines and wine industries in the Southwest.

Wines of Enchantment: Your Guide to Finding and Enjoying New Mexico's Wines
ISBN: 0-9709878-0-3
Please contact Breakthru Communications, 505-899-8578, for a review copy.

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