Wine Girl: The Trials and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier

Victoria James (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$26.99  $24.83
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
March 24, 2020
Pages
336
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.2 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062961679

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About the Author

Victoria James is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. A hopeless romantic, she enjoys penning happily-ever-afters between managing kids and the family business. She currently resides with her husband, their two young children, and their very bad cat.

Reviews

"[James's] story...exudes warmth as she breezily weaves in her knowledge and passion for wine and shares the generous love she has for her siblings, friends, and husband. An inspiring, captivating story of resilience. "--Kirkus Reviews
"Gritty, eloquent...a captivating story of resilience from a sommelier who hustled hard to conquer her profession."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Wine Girl is funny, bracing, disturbing, and above all necessary. Victoria reveals the best and darkest in who we are and how we dine. I couldn't put it down."--Bianca Bosker, NYT Bestselling author of Cork Dork
"Sommelier Victoria James's deeply personal book is by turns harrowing and inspiring, incomprehensible and educational. From Wine Girl, I learned as much about the resilience of the human spirit as I had about the wonders of wine. And turned the last page with a profound feeling of gratitude to Victoria for sharing her story and becoming a model for women everywhere."--Dana Cowin, former editor-in-chief of Food and Wine
"While informative about what it takes to become a sommelier, the focus of this moving memoir is more on James's personal journey. A satisfying read."--Library Journal
"Victoria James's journey from roadside-diner waitress, theme-park fairy princess, and drug-addled victim of abuse to the pinnacle of New York's haughty wine world reads like something out of a great fable by Charles Dickens. This affecting, informative memoir is crucial reading for wine lovers, food lovers, and anyone thinking about making their way in the rough-and-tumble world of big-time restaurants."--Adam Platt, New York Magazine restaurant critic