By Guest Writer
on 8.16.10

Finally, a book that celebrates two of our favorite things: wine and dogs. Photographers Andrea Jacoby and Marjorie Adams recently published Winery Dogs of New York ($40), the fourth and latest edition in a collection of books about dogs that work and play at wineries. The vino-loving, canine-adoring couple visited over 70 New York State vineyards to capture the beauty of these lovable winery dogs (seriously, just look at those faces).

The book also features essays about the dogs, many of which are strays or animal shelters rescues. Among the stories is an especially heartfelt account of BamBam (top right), an American bulldog, whose mistreatment of his former owners left him temporary blind. Saved by wine-tasting room manager Becky Miner and her husband, Andy, BamBam eventually regained his sight back and now seeks daily belly rubs from its owners (insert sigh). If you’re a dog owner/lover, then you’ll appreciate the stories of companionship that these wine owners have with man’s best friend(s). Other editions include Sonoma, Napa Valley, and Central California.

Take Note: If you’re in search of wineries that welcome canine visitors, check out DogFriendly.com, which boasts a list of dog-approved wineries. Just don’t forget that grapes are poisonous to dogs, and unlike you they should never drink alcohol.

Buy Now: $40

By Trent Fitzgerald