Last Saturday we attended the Burlingame Foundation Luncheon. Julia Flynn Siler, the author of the House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty, was one of three featured authors. We did not attend so much to hear Julia but to support the Burlingame Library Foundation, but having Julia speak was a huge bonus. Her presentation was limited to 20 minutes but she gave us a fascinating account of her trials and tribulations in writing the book about one of the most famous families in the world of wine.
We just read a great review of the “House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty” in the wine blog Vinography. The review reminded us that the author of this, Julia Flynn Siler, will be one of three featured authors at the Burlingame Library Foundation Book and Author Luncheon on Saturday, May 3, 2008 from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. The cost is $65 per person and all proceeds benefit the Burlingame Public Library.
We live in Burlingame so you can easily understand why this event is of great interest to us. We get double pleasure out of attending this event. It helps our library and we get to hear Julia Flynn Siler talk about ‘The House of Mondavi,” a book that we thoroughly enjoyed reading. Having started our wine enjoyment adventures in the mid 1960’s, the book brought back many memories and experiences of the early days of the Napa Valley. We often wonder what the Napa Valley would be like today without the influence and pioneering of Robert Mondavi.
If you would like to attend this event, you can order your tickets online from the Burlingame Library Foundation.