The Dirty Guide, Vermont Book Events!


There are quite a few coming next week to lovely Vermont 



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Sunday, August 20th with La Pascaline Lepeltier at La Garagista with Deidre and Caleb. (I believe this is sold out, but you can get on the wait list.)

Tuesday, August 21st at Sparkling Vermont   in Middlebury, come to the next edition of the Dead or Alive tasting. Can you spot the commercial but highly touted champagne among the lineup of lovelies? Call for the details, 802 989 7020. 

Wednesday, August 22 at  Cork Wine Bar in Waterbury. Call for details. 802) 882-8227


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