Wine. All the Time. (Paperback)

The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking

By Marissa A. Ross

Plume, 9780399574160, 304pp.

Publication Date: June 27, 2017

List Price: 20.00*
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Description

“Can I just be Marissa, please? I want to be hilarious and sexy and smart and insanely knowledgeable about wine.” —Mindy Kaling

A fresh, fun, and unpretentious guide to wine from Marissa A. Ross, official wine columnist for Bon Appétit.

Does the thought of having to buy wine for a dinner party stress you out? Is your go-to strategy to pick the bottle with the coolest label? Are you tired of choosing pairings based on your wallet, instead of your palate? Fear not! Bon Appétit wine columnist and Wine. All The Time. blogger Marissa A. Ross is here to help.

In this utterly accessible yet comprehensive guide to wine, Ross will walk you through the ins and outs of wine culture. Told in her signature comedic voice, with personal anecdotes woven in among its lessons, Wine. All the Time. will teach you to sip confidently, and make you laugh as you're doing it.

In Wine. All The Time., you’ll learn how to:
   • Describe what you’re drinking, and recognize your preferences
   • Find the best bottle for you budget and occasion
   • Read and understand what’s written on a wine label
   • Make the perfect pairings between what you’re drinking and what you’re eating
   • Throw the best damn dinner party your guests will ever attend
   • And much more


About the Author

Marissa A. Ross is contributing editor and official wine columnist for Bon Appétit magazine. Her column “Unfiltered” appears monthly in their print issue. Marissa began blogging about wine in 2012 and has since been named one of Wine Enthusiast's 40 Under 40, served as Man Repeller’s “go-to wine expert,” was named “Coach of the Month” by Elle magazine, and was featured in Food & Wine’s “Guide to the Digital Wine Universe.” Her blog, Wine. All the Time., has earned her Editor’s Choice and Reader’s Choice awards for “Best Wine Coverage” at the Saveur Blog Awards. She is from Upland, CA.


Praise For Wine. All the Time.: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking

“Can I just be Marissa, please? I want to be hilarious and sexy and smart and insanely knowledgeable about wine.”
—Mindy Kaling, New York Times bestselling author of Why Not Me?

“Funny as hell … Wine. All The Time. breaks down one of the most exclusive-seeming concepts and industries of our time, making it more approachable and inviting in anyone who cares to participate.”
—Leandra Medine, founder of Man Repeller

“[Marissa Ross] is hilarious and passionate and she makes learning about wine seem fun, instead of the stuffy vibe you get from most wine writers.” –The Kitchn

"Hilarious and unpretentious.” –Real Simple

“For ‘beginners,’ [Wine. All the Time. is] a fun start to the insanely beautiful and rewarding world of natural wine. For ‘mediums’ (like me) it's a great refresher and enlightener. For ‘experts’ it will remind you about what wine should be: freaking fun times! No boring bourgeois sleeper chapters … super funny and inspiring and very important to the impending food and wine revolution!”
—Eric Wareheim, actor, comedian and creator of Tim & Eric Awesome Show

“Colorful wine descriptions are Ross’s specialty… Young (or young-at-heart) readers can enjoy this book for the brazen attitude and frank advice—and maybe learn a bit too.”
–Wine Spectator

“Funny, knowledgeable and aesthetically pleasing ... Know a lot about wine? This book will impress you! Know nothing about wine? This book will teach you in a way that you can digest.”
—Moly McAleer, co-founder of HelloGiggles

"[Ross’s] book showed me a new path to purchasing and tasting wine—and how to really, really enjoy it….She approaches her topic with respect and curiosity. But she never takes herself too seriously—all of which comes across in her first book.” 
—Jenni Avins, Quartz

“Well written, engaging, and crazy funny.”
—Michael Cruse, Cruse Wine Co.

“Feels like Marissa wrote this for me—someone utterly fascinated by wine but completely incapable of describing, buying, or pronouncing it.”
—Kelsey Burrow, Food52

“[Ross’s] new book is awesome.”
Cup of Jo

 “[A] comprehensive guide to help us clueless wine lovers [learn] how to describe what we’re drinking, how to find the best bottle for our budget, and more. Cheers to that!”
—Elizabeth Enteman, HelloGiggles 

"Ross confidently, yet carefully, provides everything you’ve ever wanted to know about wine...This is the book I plan to keep in my shopping bag at all times." 
—Rewire