TALKING ABOUT WINE WITH EASE: A Guest Post by Author Linda Foxworth

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Author Linda Foxworth Last spring a friend in my wine tasting group, who is also a certified specialist of wine, asked me if I would be interested in co-authoring an introductory wine book with him. After thinking about it for roughly three seconds, the amount of time it took me to consider how much I love wine and how much I love to write, I said, ‘yes, yes I would.’

The writing process went very smoothly. We took turns writing a few chapters each month. Within six months the first draft was complete. Then came the tedious work of editing; checking and re-checking the pronunciation guides, re-working the maps multiple times, until we finally gave up and found another source (drawing maps is much harder than I ever imagined) and debating the usefulness of the Oxford comma. After another six months, yes, the editing took as long as the writing…

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6月の候 ~ 田園 

A girl at Ladew Garden

郵便局
テニスコート
別荘のプール
池のほとりの並木道-

開けはなされたゲートをくぐって
息を弾ませ上り切り
振り返ると
眼下に初夏の温泉街の風景が広がった
たゆたう緑をわたる風が
ほのかなバラの香りを運んでくれた

たったひとりで
てっぺんのベンチに腰かけて
顔を上げると
柔らかな6月の日差しは
閉じた瞼や紅潮した頬や肩まで垂らした髪の毛を
包んでくれた

そして
遠くのほうで
いつまでも
噴水を流れる水の音だけが聞こえていた 

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