The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Worth rereading...

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10 Books To Annoy Your Conservative Friends "But never forget, where there’s a bunch of people who sincerely believe in things almost to the point of zealotry, there’s an opportunity for you to poke fun at them. And what better way for a bookish person to fan the flames of political rancour than by making controversial book recommendations?" Hahaha, I just couldn't help myself. I've even READ some of them. (But there are some I wouldn't ;)

Books to Annoy Your Conservative Friends

10 Books To Annoy Your Conservative Friends "But never forget, where there’s a bunch of people who sincerely believe in things almost to the point of zealotry, there’s an opportunity for you to poke fun at them. And what better way for a bookish person to fan the flames of political rancour than by making controversial book recommendations?" Hahaha, I just couldn't help myself. I've even READ some of them. (But there are some I wouldn't ;)

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)   Classic movie about the struggles faced by those during the Great Depression.

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Classic movie about the struggles faced by those during the Great Depression.

The Grapes, Limehouse. An historic riverside pub dating from 1585 and still in business today.

The Grapes, Limehouse. An historic riverside pub dating from 1585 and still in business today.

The Grapes of Wrath - Lesson Plan - John Steinbeck; Great Depression; Oakies

The Grapes of Wrath - Lesson Plan - John Steinbeck; Great Depression; Oakies

Sterling Vineyards in Napa Valley (Calistoga) allows you to stomp grapes with your feet and then create a t-shirt with your wine footprints as a fun memento. They have an aerial tram to the top of their property with beautiful views (only winery in the world with a gondola ride!). Beginning of October is Crush when the grapes are harvested. Recommends Carpe Diem Wine Bar for dinner and Andaz Napa Hotel in downtown Napa

Sterling Vineyards in Napa Valley (Calistoga) allows you to stomp grapes with your feet and then create a t-shirt with your wine footprints as a fun memento. They have an aerial tram to the top of their property with beautiful views (only winery in the world with a gondola ride!). Beginning of October is Crush when the grapes are harvested. Recommends Carpe Diem Wine Bar for dinner and Andaz Napa Hotel in downtown Napa

John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath.  A book detailing the Great Depression's affect on an Oklahoma farmer that resonates with today's  economic woes

John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath. A book detailing the Great Depression's affect on an Oklahoma farmer that resonates with today's economic woes

The Malbec grape is used to produce medium to full-bodied, dry red wine with good acidity and higher tannins and alcohol levels. The grapes tend to have dark, inky purple color profiles and ripe fruit flavors of cherry, plum and blackberry, which give to Malbec wines a decidedly jammy character.

The Malbec grape is used to produce medium to full-bodied, dry red wine with good acidity and higher tannins and alcohol levels. The grapes tend to have dark, inky purple color profiles and ripe fruit flavors of cherry, plum and blackberry, which give to Malbec wines a decidedly jammy character.

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