Grown Ups

Book Club Pairings – Hickory Creek Winery

January 6, 2021 | Community

why not pair your book discussion with a Virtual Wine Tasting led by a real wine expert?

If you’re looking for a remote book club experience out of the ordinary, Hickory Creek Winery not only has delicious wine, but they have perfected a system for virtual wine tasting that is informative, easy, and fun for all involved…


When this picturesque little winery in rural southwestern Michigan was unable to hold in-person wine tastings, the owner was able to pivot production to create tasting-sized mini-bottles.

Soon he was shipping tasting flights and hosting Zoom tastings from his winery to other neighboring states (state laws currently only allow him to ship to Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana).

There are several different flights to choose from to accommodate different palates and the packages include 5 mini-bottles, a signature wine glass, and tasting crackers, all perfectly packaged for a very reasonable price.

Mandy and I have participated in 3 tastings between us with different groups of friends and it was a huge hit. We learned a lot, didn’t have to worry about a designated driver, and the drinks were EXCELLENT!

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed immersing ourselves in Hickory Creek Winery’s culture, from wonderful artisanal wines in their warm space to virtual visits with welcoming associates.

Partnering with this small business has been such a pleasure and we’re SO excited to share our experience with you (they can soar even more with your support too)!

Make sure virtual wine tastings are on the top of your to-do-list this year!

Get started by booking your first tasting and selecting one of the books below (or checking out New Book Joy’s Curated Collection for Grown-Ups)...

Encourage your group to read the title (or two) you’ve selected before your scheduled event, then have a one-hour wine tasting with Hickory Creek Winery and hop into your own Zoom space to discuss the book with your reading crew! Cheers!

Connie O, New Book Joy Founder

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