Chapter 3

Chapter 3

You are instantly transported into an older world as you enter the wine country. There couldn’t be a more beautiful day to drive over the Golden Gate Bridge. I waited until rush hour traffic had subsided and breezed across under a cloudless, fogless sky.  I had...
Chapter 2

Chapter 2

A dry Reisling is the perfect partner for a spicy meal. The restaurant didn’t carry any Noble wines in their inventory. I was making a mental list of who to fire for booking this lunch location when Jack Noble arrived with his father. I closed the wine menu abruptly...
Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Plucked too soon, a grape lacking in maturity will compromise the quality of the wine. “Nora, wake up!” the voice was familiar, but disorienting, and disturbing my dream that Thor, the God of Thunder in The Avengers, had come to rescue me from a burning building and...
Prologue

Prologue

The view from my office in Transamerica tower on the 20th floor is the reason I took this public relations job. From my corner window, looking through the stem of my wine glass, I have a panoramic view of San Francisco Bay. The fog is pushing through the cables of the...
Introducing the book club

Introducing the book club

The first in the Executive Jane 360º series, a modern parable about women, wine and leadership, Petite Syrah tells one woman’s story, and in a way tells every woman’s story. Nora Jones kicked a hole in the glass ceiling only to sit bleeding in the aftermath until a...