It's April! The sun is shining, the birds are chirpping and we're all excited about and gearing up for even warmer days to come, namely.... summer vacation. But before I quite get ahead of myself, it is still April and Earth Day comes around the corner way before the last school bell rings. Today we kick off our wine news and events with info about wine and ecology. Check out what Cathy Huyghe pulled together by way of some "fun facts" in this regard!

Next up, here's a list of wine book suggestions as you start perusing the shelves of your local bookstore for some great get-a-way wine reads!

Last but not least, over at my other place of work, Ball Square Fine Wines, we're unleashing a special cheese seminar next Wednesday night, April 14. Wines won't be poured in addition to the seminar, but a good roster of suggestions will be available should you like to make a full evening of it. There's nothing quite like bringing home new knowledge, fresh cheese and a little something else to transform your evening into a magical one!

Which wine books have caught your fancy of late?