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Sunday with the Mondavis

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One other food drink-related event this weekend: On Sunday, Wall Street Journal business reporter Julia Flynn Siler promotes her exhaustive new account of the life and times of America's most influential wine family, The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty.

It just hit bookstores last week but it's apparently flying off the shelves trailing clouds of controversy, with Napa Valley loyalists calling it a hit job and combing the pages for typos and factual errors and others defending Flynn Siler as a meticulous reporter. She spent three years on the case, and, as she herself says, the Mondavis don't like her much any more.

Based on this excerpt here, it sounds fascinating--it's going right under Wild Fermentation on my summer must-read list.

Flynn Siler discusses the book Sunday at 2 PM at the Book Cellar in Lincoln Square; she's also in Skokie at Schaefer's Wine, Foods & Spirits from 11 AM to 5 PM Saturday.

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