Secret Book Club Reading of Red, White and Drunk All Over

Introduction

Are you curious about what’s behind the covers of my book, Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass, which you’ll hear me refer to as “RWD”?

In this episode, I’m inviting you to pull up your most comfortable imaginary chair for a secret book club reading of the juiciest bits of RWD, which was named one of the best books of the year by the Globe and Mail, New York Times and Amazon.

 

Highlights

  • When did I have my first experience with tasting good wine?
  • What were my earliest interactions with wine like?
  • Does wine help to connect us with memories?
  • What was it like sitting down for lunch with Madame Lalou Bize-Leroy, “La Tigresse”?
  • Why did I go undercover as a sommelier, work in a New York city wine boutique and spend time as a wine picker?
  • What did I learn from my night as an undercover sommelier in a Five Diamond restaurant?

 

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