Vogue: Libation Is a Top Ten Gift Book

The next time you’re invited to a fancy dinner at a friend’s place, you could stick with the tried and true offering of a bottle of wine. Classy. Understated. And let’s not forget: ordinary.

Or, you could pick up Libation: A Bitter Alchemy, Deirdre Heekin‘s book on rare and traditional Italian varietals picked up from her travels in Italy and imported to Osteria Pane e Salute, the nationally celebrated restaurant and wine bar she shares with her chef husband, Caleb Barber. But don’t take my word for it: Vogue just named Libation a Top Ten Gift Book.

With weekends in the country in mind, Megan O’Grady rounds up the books most likely to please your hostess, whatever her taste.

…Deirdre Heekin’s Libation: A Bitter Alchemy (Chelsea Green) provides a glimpse into the Osteria Pane e Salute co-proprietor’s spirited education, from the pursuit of a rare Florentine liqueur to growing grapes on her Vermont farm.


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