Major Crush Season 2/Ep 8: Feature Interview with Author Frances Dinkelspiel

When host, Lou Zant, first moved to the California Wine Country, he came across a book called, Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California. Lou absolutely devoured the book because Frances Dinkelsspiel is a marvelous storyteller, but also, this book mixes the history of winemaking in California — and, one of the most outrageous wine crimes ever — with a very personal quest to find out if the loss of a priceless family heirloom can ever be truly reconciled. Then, after Meredith Griffin read the book, it was obvious that these two were going to need to talk about it with their listeners! And when Frances accepted our invitation to be on the Major Crush Podcast, it felt like one of the most incredible “gets” we’ve had so far! 
If you’re looking for a book to immerse yourself in, or, if you are in a book club and searching for a story that will pair well with friends and the perfect glass of wine, Tangled Vines ( IS the book for you! We hope to share more stories from this fantastic author — and friend of the podcast — but for now, plan to lose yourself in a truly fascinating interview! 
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