Join Valerie Stivers, author of the Daily Eat Your Words column, for a virtual wine tasting with expert Hank Zona, live on The Paris Review’s Instagram account. The libations will be themed around the work of the Taiwanese writer Qiu Miaojin. To learn more about the flavors of Qiu Miaojin, read the latest Eat Your Words. Bring a dry Riesling and an appetite for prose.

This is a free public event taking place on The Paris Review’s Instagram Live feed.

Valerie Stivers is a home cook and columnist for The Paris Review Daily, with a long career as a journalist and editor. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Believer, Food52, Time Out New York, Elle, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, and many fine publications and websites that no longer exist. She is currently working on a novel. Follow her on Twitter @valerie_reads.

Hank Zona is a New York–area wine educator, events professional, and, first and foremost, a fan and consumer of wine. He speaks, writes, and consults on the subject of wine and spirits, and the broad range of topics related to it. He has been on TV, radio, and video. He can easily be found on social media under his business’s name, The Grapes Unwrapped. There he hopes to reinforce the theme that wine is fun, social, connective, and personal. 

Together they have launched “Re:drinking” on YouTube for wine and spirits coverage.



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