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Drink Pink

A Celebration of Rose


About the Book

Discover one of the most popular yet misunderstood wines—rosé—in this full-color guide and history from an award-winning sommelier, filled with advice on which producers to try, fun information on how it’s made, and a collection of recipes to wet your whistle and whet the taste buds.

For years, rosé has struggled to achieve a serious place at the dinner table. Overshadowed by low-quality pink wines, rosé’s reputation and style diminished. But within the past five years, Americans have begun to rediscover the vintage’s myriad pleasures.

In this enchanting book, author, sommelier, and restaurant-professional Victoria James offers a spirited look at where rosé comes from and how it’s made, and provides expert insight on what bottles to try (and what bottles to absolutely avoid). She also provides easy traditional and seasonal recipes using this versatile, flavorful wine.

Combining delightful stories with whimsical and clever illustrations, Drink Pink is a clever, captivating, and unpretentious look at rosé for novices and connoisseurs and alike. Get in the pink with Drink Pink!

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Critical Praise

“I remember when wine connoisseurs couldn’t be in the same room with a bottle of rosé. Now rosé is not only acceptable -- it’s hip! Rosé deserves it’s own book, especially one written with such style, a book that can be enjoyed by beginner and professional alike.” —Kermit Lynch, author of ADVENTURES ON THE WINE ROUTE and owner of Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

“James gives us a long-overdue book on rosé...Well done.” —Ed McCarthy, author of the WINE FOR DUMMIES series

“James captures the twists and turns, highs and lows and sheer accidents that led to rosé‘s place in the world today. The book is studded with morsels that will delight both the everyday drinker and the career sommelier...You’ll never look at pink wine the same again!” —Leiti Hsu, show host, WORD OF MOUTH, Writer, Town & Country

“Wine wunderkind Victoria James takes readers through a refreshing and delightful journey through all the delights of drinking pink. A long-overdue book on rosé... Well done.” —Bianca Bosker, author of CORK DORK

“Written by sommelier Victoria James with beautiful illustrations by Lyle Railsback, Drink Pink covers the history, process of making, and cultural appeal of rosé — and argues that drinkers should enjoy it all year round (we’re in).” —

“James, the sommelier at Piora in New York, offers a crisp introduction . . . The book is studded with illustrations by Lyle Railsback...a gifted artist.” —The Street

“In her new book...James celebrates the revival of critical and consumer interest in these wines — leaving the dark days of inexpensive and over-sweetened brands like Lancers, and the white zinfandel apocalypse of the 80s, far behind . . . You’ll learn all the essentials.” —

“Ramp up your rosé IQ.” —Food & Wine

“Especially with Lyle Railsback’s pretty illustrations, sommelier Victoria James’s charming book is as enticing as the drink that inspired it.” — Coastal Living’s 50 Best Books for the Beach This Summer

“Nothing is more liberating than relaxing into what you love without so much as a care as to what others may think. That’s the gist behind James’ unabashed elation for rosé and her rationalization as to why it deserves a heck of a lot more respect than it gets.” —Leite’s Culinaria

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062676214
  • ISBN 10: 0062676210
  • Imprint: Harper Design
  • On Sale: 05/02/2017
  • Pages: 96
  • List Price: 11.99 CAD
  • BISAC1: COOKING / Beverages / Wine & Spirits
  • BISAC2: HUMOR / Form / Pictorial

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