Thursday, January 9, 2014

Wine Seminars at Murder on the Beach Bookstore

Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore is pleased to announce a series of wine seminars with noted local radio celebrity, author, and wine expert, Mark Spivak. 

Tuesday February 18, 2014,   6-8 pm.                         Wine: Old World vs. New World

If you’re a seasoned wine drinker, you probably grew up drinking bottles from France, Italy and Germany, while younger consumers likely cut their teeth on wine from California, New Zealand, Australia and Chile. There are distinct differences between the two styles in terms of aroma, flavor, fruit profile and winemaking approach. Explore these two very different versions of wine production, illustrated with tasting samples of four wines.  Hors d’oeuvres served.  $50 per person.

Tuesday March 18, 2014,    6-8 pm.                            Salud!: The Wines of Spain

In terms of value for money, Spain is producing some of the best wine on the planet. In addition to being reasonably priced, Spanish wine is concentrated, flavorful and distinctive. Join local wine expert Mark Spivak for an exploration of basic styles such as Cava, Albarino, Grenache and Rioja, illustrated with tasting samples of four wines.  Hors d’oeuvres served.  $50 per person.


Mark Spivak is an award-winning writer specializing in wine, spirits, food, restaurants and culinary travel. He was the wine writer for the Palm Beach Post, and was honored by the Academy of Wine Communications for excellence in wine coverage. Since 2001 he has been the Wine and Spirits Editor for the Palm Beach Media Group, as well as the restaurant critic for Palm Beach Illustrated. Mark is the author of Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History, and is currently the host of Quench!, a weekly podcast that reveals the untold stories behind everyone’s favorite alcoholic beverages, available on iTunes and at

Murder on the Beach is a locally owned independent community bookstore located at 273 NE 2nd Avenue in Pineapple Grove in Delray Beach, frequently holding author signings, literary luncheons, writers seminars, and other events.

To Register:  or 561-279-7790

For more information contact Joanne Sinchuk, 561-279-7790 or

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