This Calls for a Drink! (Hardcover)

The Best Wines and Beers to Pair with Every Situation

By Diane McMartin

Workman Publishing Company, 9780761184843, 272pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2016

List Price: 14.95*
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What wine goes with your life?

Any decent wine book can tell you what to drink with a grilled steak. But what’s the best wine to pair with a blind date? For watching the Oscars? For a big birthday? Written by Diane McMartin, this inspired drinking guide matches wines and beers to the significant—and not so significant—events in life.

Binge-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Try a Riesling—refreshing but with depth. Dumped a jerk? Celebrate with a sparkling rosé. Here are hundreds of unexpected recommendations delivered in a voice that is fresh, hip, full of attitude, and as solidly informative as it is entertaining. It’s everything you need to know to drink like an adult, even if you don’t always behave like one.

About the Author

DIANE McMARTIN is a Certified Sommelier and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America’s Accelerated Wine and Beverage Certificate Program. She also works in wine retail as a buyer, consultant, and teacher, helping customers wade through the endless sea of bad Chardonnay in the world.

Praise For This Calls for a Drink!: The Best Wines and Beers to Pair with Every Situation

“McMartin provides a great public service.” -Bon

“The perfect guide for social 20 somethings.” -Chicago Tribune