An Evening with Maureen Petrosky

Unfortunately this event has been canceled, sorry for the inconvenience. 

Please join the Newtown Bookshop as we welcome Maureen Petrosky in conversation with Rachel Levy Lesser to the Newtown Bookshop on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:00pm!  Maureen is celebrating her new book "Wine Club: A Monthly Guide to Swirling, Sipping, and Pairing with Friends" and for extra fun, there will be a wine tasting with a pairing with a sweet recipe from the book!

This is a FREE EVENT and will be held at the new location of the Newtown Bookshop!

“No need to be intimated by winetasting, Petrosky delivers a fun and easy introduction that will have friends clamoring to start a wine club. – Library Journal


This fun, approachable guide breaks down wine basics in a month-by-month format – the perfect springboard for hosting your own, hassle-free wine parties to connect with friends. Each month focuses on the key elements of a specific style or varietal, from Cabernet Sauvignon in January to bubbly in December, including taste-testing tips, history, and simple bites that pair beautifully with whatever you're pouring. Certified by the Master Court of Sommeliers, Maureen Petrosky knows wine! As a columnist and author of previous books on wine and cocktails, she pours her expertise into an easily digestible and beautiful package here, making DIY Wine Club achievable for everyone from young professionals to busy parents. Wine Club won’t leave you sipping on an empty stomach.


Maureen Petrosky is the ultimate hostess and author of The Cocktail Club, Zero Proof Drinks & More, and the original The Wine Club. She graduated from Villanova University, The Culinary Institute of America, and is certified by the Master Court of Sommeliers. She works as a creative consultant and content creator across the food, drink, and home entertainment spaces. As an Entertaining & Lifestyle Expert, she appears regularly on NBC's TODAY show and hosts multiple video series on as well as popular online wine and lifestyle classes @sipandswirlclub and @maureenpetrosky. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with her husband Michael and twins Chris and Elliot. About Chronicle Book


Rachel Levy Lesser is the author of Life’s Accessories, A Memoir (And Fashion Guide) and several other books. Her articles and essays have appeared in The Huffington Post,, Kveller and Modern Loss, among others. Rachel’s work has been featured in the anthologies, Letters from Motherless Daughters and Moms Don’t Have Time To. She received her BA from The University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from the Ross School of Business at The University of Michigan. In a previously life, Rachel worked at Time Inc. on magazines including InStyle, People and Real Simple. She is the host of the baking show Blaze Baking with Rach and is also the creator and co-host of the podcast, Life’s Accessories where she interviews interesting and introspective people about meaningful items from their lives. When not writing or baking, Rachel can be found practicing yoga, knitting scarves and wearing them. Rachel lives in Newtown, Pennsylvania with her family.


Event date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Newtown Bookshop
2120 S. Eagle Road
Newtown, PA 18940
Wine Club: A Monthly Guide to Swirling, Sipping, and Pairing with Friends By Maureen Petrosky Cover Image
ISBN: 9781797221526
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - May 30th, 2023

Like a book club, but better, this approachable guide breaks down the basics of wine in a month-by-month format for a year's worth of sips and wine-party inspiration.

Learning about wine should be fun and is easy to do, if you have a few key things: wine (of course), an opener, a few friends, and this book. That's your Wine Club!