Jim Pennell promotes “Local Vino” during Ohio book tour

Jim Pennell, professor in the Department of Sociology, promoted his book “Local Vino: The Winery Boom in the Heartland” (Univ. of Illinois Press), released this year, at two events in Ohio last week. He gave a short talk and signed books at Quail Crossing Cellars, in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday, Sept. 14th.

Jackie Trexel, owner of Quail Crossing Cellars, with Jim Pennell
Jackie Trexel, owner of Quail Crossing Cellars, with Jim Pennell

To cap off the evening, he broke out his guitar and harmonica and played a few wine-related songs. He then signed books at the annual fish fry and wine auction at Markko Vineyard, in Conneaut, Ohio, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 16th.