If you believe that wine and books go together like summer and ice cream, then don't miss Worthington Libraries' newest book discussion group, hosted by downtown Worthington's well-stocked wine shop.

If you believe that wine and books go together like summer and ice cream, then don't miss Worthington Libraries' newest book discussion group, hosted by downtown Worthington's well-stocked wine shop.

Decanted meets monthly at 7 p.m. at House Wine, 644 N. High St. Have a merlot when you go, and enjoy this summer's flight of wine-related titles like "A Good Year" by Peter Mayle on June 7, "The Billionaire's Vinegar" by Benjamin Wallace on July 5 and "Merlot Murders" by Ellen Crosby on Aug. 2.

"The Economist" called Wallace's true story about a bottle of 1787 Bordeaux — supposedly Thomas Jefferson's — that sold for $156,000 at auction "a gripping storyÉfull of detail that will delight wine lovers. It will also appeal to anyone who merely savours a great tale, well told."

The library's other monthly book groups also have their upcoming get-togethers planned.

If you'd prefer a morning meeting, the Northwest Passages book group meets at Northwest Library, 2280 Hard Road, on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. Summer selections include "Polio: An American Story" by David Oshinsky on June 15; "Far from the Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy on July 20; and "Cold Comfort Farm," Stella Gibbons' parody of melodramatic titles like Hardy's, on Aug. 17.

Also meeting at 10:30 a.m. is the Thursday Morning Book Group. Scheduled on the last Thursday of the month at Old Worthington Library, 820 High St., this summer's selected titles include "Stealing Buddha's Dinner" by Bich Minh Nguyen on June 23, "Old School" by Tobias Wolff on July 28 and "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks on Aug. 25.