So, I just got this really great wine & food book, and I’m not just saying it’s good because the authors are all about the sommeliers. I’m saying it because it’s incredibly insightful and cutting edge, and it’s in a league all of its own as far as wine books are concerned.
It started like this:
A couple of years ago, Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, authors of The Flavor Bible and What to Drink with What You Eat, emailed me at On the Square to set up a time for a phone interview. I jumped at an opportunity to talk with such acclaimed authors, and the time was set to speak person to persons the following week.
Talk about charming, kind and super down-to-earth. The two of them made me feel at ease right away, and after an hour and a half of talking, I felt like I had known them all of my life.
Soooooo, two years later, when an autographed copy of their book, The Food Lover’s Guide to Wine, arrives at On the Square via mail, I tear open the package with great antipication. My excitement is not in vain as I read all of the rich text and history of wine and its magical ability to pair with all kinds of food. The interviews and the stories from the sommeliers who work all over the United States are entertaining and informative. In fact, three days after its arrival, I am re-reading to get more insight on the different perspectives on pairing wine and food, one of my very favorite things in the world to do.
For a wonderful interview on their book release, check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C_ZDvzQcRo.
It is an honor and a pleasure to be included in such a prestigious list of sommeliers, and I hope all of you will get a copy to enjoy yourselves.
Cheers to a great idea for Christmas!