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Glass Half Full
Glass Half Full

Glass Half Full

The Ups and Downs of Vineyard Life in France

The Caro Feely Wine Collection


288 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Trade Paper, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $19.95)

Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN 9781849539913

Rights: US & CA

Summersdale Publishers Ltd. (Sep 2017)

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Join one woman's journey through growing grapes for wine, struggling through menopause, and trying to keep her marriage fresh

Hail at harvest time is every wine grower's nightmare. For Seán and Caro Feely, a couple whose love of wine led them to create a flourishing organic vineyard in France six years previously, it's become a chilling reality. But natural disasters are hardly a challenge when compared to the emotional havoc of approaching menopause and the hard work involved in keeping a long-lasting relationship fresh. Join Caro as she juggles family duties, a growing business, and the challenges of making natural wine in harmony with the environment. Could yoga be the secret to balance in life and wine? And will she reach the other side with her marriage, her farm, and her sanity intact?


"Glass Half Full is a love story poured beautifully onto the pages by Caro Feely. If you love wine or someone who loves wine, you will drink in every page of this book." —Robyn O'Brien, author and food lover

"Caro Feely is a force of nature! Her new book Glass Half Full tells the story of her family's struggle to live, love and make healthy, natural wine on their small vineyard in France. Caro draws the reader into her world with its all of its challenges, triumphs and heartaches. Required reading for wine lovers everywhere." —Mike Veseth, author, Wine Wars and The Wine Economist blog

"A brave and compelling tale about a gnarly life in the vines and the choices we frail humans make in our emotional journeys." —Alice Feiring, author and journalist

"Honest and touching. Caro Feely gives us the real thing, not only living the dream of making great wine in France but the stress and work required while raising a family and holding a marriage together. And at the same time, she has produced a readable, persuasive and informative book on organic wine-making, and why we need to heal our soil and change the way we farm." —Martin Walker, author, the Bruno Chief of Police Series

Author Biography

Caro Feely is an author, wine teacher, speaker on agriculture, and a biodynamic winegrower.