Thursday, November 8, 2018

Wine Making Can Be Killer

Hi, Taylor O'Brian here, founder of "Off the Beaten Path" California wine country tours. Fall is wine making time and my friend Tim asked me to bring my group of investors out to his winery to see how sustainable it is and to watch part of the wine making process. All is going well, until Tim stirs up more than grapes in his prize fermentation tank,

Suddenly the investors are a little green and I'm helping Tim try to revive a man who is a little too dead. The man turns out to be the FDA inspector Tim had been seen fighting with and Tim is arrested for murder.

Well, there's no way Tim would hurt a fly. He doesn't like germs and death is messy.

So I set out with my trusty cat Clemmy to figure out who really killed the inspector and why Tim's girlfriend Mandy is hanging out with a self-help guru. Is there a connection?

Not to mention my Aunt Jemma suddenly going off the rails as she tries her hand at a seance. Ghosts, gurus, and murder all mix to make me wish I could go back to my advertising job in San Francisco.

My author has two ARC's she's willing to give away. Leave a comment below and tell us if you like wine or if you think it's all just sour grapes for a chance to win. Good luck!

39 comments:

  1. What a horrible way to die! Poor Tim!
    Yes, I do enjoy wine and the entire process, from grapevine to glass, is extremely interesting.
    Thank you for a chance to win the next book in this enjoyable series!
    debprice60@gmail.com

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  2. Sounds amazing. I love wine and have enjoyed many a bottle.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  3. I have never gotten into drinking wine, but I don't mind reading about it! mbradeen [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  4. Can't wait for the opportunity to read "Seven Deadly Zins". Adorable cover! Would love to read more about Taylor and Clemmy.

    I don't drink wine or any kind of alcohol at all for that matter. Due to the medications I take, drinking isn't possible. I do think that the wine making process is amazing to learn about and have been to several wineries. The orchards full of grape vines are gorgeous to see. I also try to stay up on the likes and dislikes of family and friends when it comes to win or what to pair what with which wines. Just because I can't indulge doesn't mean that my guests should. :)

    Thank you for the chance to win an ARC!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  6. I love wine, usually the ones with more sweet to them. Winery tours are so much fun! Prockish2013 @gmail

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  7. I love Whie Zinfandel and White Merlot!!!

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  8. I've only ever tried white wine and didn't like it. I'd like to try a red wine sometime to see if I like it more.

    jackielizn (at) Gmail (dot) com

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  9. Well, I wouldn't go so far as to say it's sour grapes. I will drink wine socially if someone else offers, at least have a glass of it. But tea is much more to my liking.
    sallycootie(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I'm not a wine drinker. I've never met a wine that didn't give me a killer headache after just a few sips. But I love a number of books that have a winery setting.

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  11. I do like wine and I really enjoy winery tours and tastings. This is a series that's on my TBR list, looking forward to reading "Seven Deadly Zins".
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I actually think there is a wine on the market called 7 Deadly Zins. I don't drink it a lot, but when I do, I enjoy any kind of red wine, or for white wine, a pinot grigio. Thanks for the chance to win and ARC of Seven Deadly Zins! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  13. Yes I do like wine. Washington St. has many fine wineries. Thanks for a chance to win. I really enjoy this series.nettiem(at)toledotel(dot)com

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  14. Wine is lovely and visiting wine country is delightful.
    libbydodd at comcast dot net

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  15. Wine has always been for holidays and special occasions for me . I was told no wine for me since being diagnosed with gout. Now I will have to celebrate just by reading about it🍷πŸ₯‚πŸ·

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  16. Sorry forgot....vernagass@gmail.com

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  17. I love wine---and enjoy trying all kinds. I'm going crazy getting different wines at the local fall wine sales.
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  18. I enjoy sampling different wines.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  19. As the owner of a winery, I'd love to read this! cheers (at) MarjimManor (dot) com

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  20. I love wine, and this series is awesome.. I cannot wait to read this latest installment...the cover art is beautiful! Thank you! Cozynky(at)Gmail(dot)com.

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  21. I love wine and cozy mysteries, so this series is of great interest to me. Thanks for the chance to win! aut1063(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. I love wine...Risling is my fav. cornpeassmile-4(at)outlook (dot)com

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  23. I'm not normally a wine drinker, it gives me a headache.

    brookeb811 at gmail.com

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  24. I like wine, white wine, especially pinot grigio. Thanks for a chance to win.
    babemomara@att.net

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  25. I love wine! Thanks for the post & great giveaway. doward1952(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  26. I am not a wine fan, but my father swears by his red keeping him going all these years. As a German I really should be a wine drinker, but no thanks. That said, I would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win. kayt18 (at) comcast (dot) net

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  27. Not really into wine but looks like a great read :-)
    Donah42 at aol dot com

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  28. I'd rather have raspberry spritz champagne! Since that's out of the question (cost) I'll just be happy with Bud Lite! I have no problem reading about wine as long as there is a cozy mystery involved!
    teddi1961(at)arcemont(dot)com

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  29. I like wine, but mainly white. Thanks for the chance.
    ematov (at) comcast (dot) net

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  30. I like semi-sweet wine, especially white wines. skforrest1957 at gmail dot com

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  31. We enjoy wine, especially dry and white. Thanks for the opportunity.
    browninggloria@ hotmail.com

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  32. I like sweet wines, but don't drink very often dye to chasing a toddler! I loved your first book and am excited for this one!

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  33. Wine is the nectar of Gods so let's dance. Yes I fine wine a nice simple juice of the grapes to complement a meal. It also is a wonderful way to use it in cooking. I can't wait to read this book. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  34. Wwe enjoy wine especially white for me, and a red sangiovese. jcook22@yahoo.com

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  35. Love wine! So great to have a glass at night after a long day and/or with friends.

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  36. Thank you for the giveaway. My favorite is one we had at family Christmas, dad would give each of us kids a shot glass of Mogan David wine. Now I usually drink a red wine in the evenings, Georgia. queenvictoria50 (at) aol (dot) com

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  37. I am allergic to all alcoholic drinks, but I do drink a lot of coffee and sweet ice tea. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

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  38. I don't drink due to an allergy to alcohol but, when I did, I was never that fond of wine. I did drink it, though, to be socialable.
    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  39. I like Moscato like peach arbor mist.Thanks for the chance.

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