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Rakestraw Books hosts wine critic

Original post made on Nov 9, 2012

Enjoy an evening with New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov as he presents his new book, "How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto," on Friday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. And, yes, there will be wine tasting! This special event will take place at The Vine at Bridges (480 Hartz Avenue). Tickets are $60 and each admits two and includes one book and two tasting flights. Advance reservations required, so call 837-7337. Visit

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Posted by Samantha
a resident of Danville
on Nov 9, 2012 at 8:49 am

A few yrs ago, Rakestraw hosted the infamous Barbara Boxer to discuss a book she tried to say she wrote----she was snuck in and out of the store and her handlers (like pit bulls) banned open access. I won't buy a comic book from them.

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Posted by Diane
a resident of Danville
on Nov 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Samantha, you are hating on an independent bookstore because of the way one of the authors they invited to speak was guarded by her staff? I can't make the connection to why you blame the bookstore.

I love Rakestraw Books! They have such a varied array of events there, and the staff is so helpful when I am shopping. I wish I could make this event - it sounds great!

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Posted by Samantha
a resident of Danville
on Nov 12, 2012 at 8:52 am

We still have the right to boycott----the Socialists will take it away---but not yet. Support chick-fil-a in Walnut Creek lol!!!

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Posted by Derek
a resident of Alamo
on Nov 12, 2012 at 10:42 am

Samantha, boycott to your heart's content! Some people can be motivated to boycott by the oddest things. You have fun.

Diane - I'm with you. Gotta support the locals. Did you see that Rakestraw go a shout out in Sunset Magazine (as did several other establishments). How nice that our little town is featured!

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