Monday, June 25, 2007

How about a little wine with that book?

In honor of my story being published in last year's much-celebrated Southern anthology, Muscadine Lines, my friends surprised me with a selection of honest-to-goodness muscadine wines - a white, a red, and a blush.

For those of you unfamiliar with muscadines, well, I feel sorry for you. Muscadines are bigger than grapes and have a tougher skin. They also have a - what? - smokier, more robust taste than grapes. The wine, by the way, was just wonderful, and I'm not normally fond of sweet wines. But these taste so much like the dear muscadine that I thoroughly enjoyed the liquified version.

Try to find some muscadines. Then buy a copy of Muscadine Lines. Then buy some muscadine wine. The more wine you drink, the better the stories and poems, eh?

7 comments:

elsie said...

I think I'll do just that, Mary. I look forward to reading your story! Now if I could only understand the previous comment.

MaryB said...

Um, yeah. I just deleted it. Looked like Tagalog to me. :-)

Garth said...

Oh Marybrennan. You're ultramissed in the ATL. Your site has been so wistful, fuzzy and funny lately. Claire and I can't wait to get our hands on the book (not to mention some muscadine hooch).

Mwah!

G

Joy Des Jardins said...

Congrats on being published Mary...here's to YOU...CHEERS!

Winston said...

Hey, hey... you look totally in charge there holding the bottle and the book, glass already emptied. We got some muscadine wines also, and loved every drop. Hope you sell a bunch of books!

Anonymous said...

But what about that moose head?

MaryB said...

Thanks for all the kind comments, friends. This is kind of old news, since Muscadine Lines was published last fall, but my girlfriends were suitably impressed (as was I - with the muscadine wine!) Bring along the wine and I'll be glad to sign it! :-)

And Bro, I have NO idea what Cuz meant by the moose head. I thought maybe you guys did have something up there that I never found (unlike the Playboys). On the other hand, maybe Cuz was being facetious??