The Sommelier's Cookbook: Recipes and Wine Pairings for Discerning Palates (Paperback)

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A must-have cookbook and wine reference guide for every budding sommelier

As every wine-lover knows, a great bottle of wine becomes sublime when paired with the right food, and the right pour can elevate the simplest of meals. With wine as with life, finding this kind of harmony can be tricky, but wine pairing isn’t kismet—it’s knowledge. All you need is the right guide in order to pair like a sommelier.

Like an in-house sommelier, The Sommelier’s Cookbook will guide you to wine pairing bliss. First, learn what makes for a good pairing. Next, flip to extensive information on more than 60 wine types and blends, including beloved ones like Pinot Noir, trendy natural wines, and less-common wines like Assyrtiko. Then, 75 easy recipes help you put this knowledge into action, with brunch, appetizers, and show-stopping main dishes.

This guide to cooking and pairing wine like a sommelier includes:
  • Meals and more—Enjoy 75 tasty recipes, including main dishes, snacks, appetizers, and desserts.
  • Vino overview—Get in-depth reference information on 60 wine varietals and blends, including where they’re grown, what they’re called, and what food they taste great with.
  • Party on!—When you’re ready to entertain like a sommelier, use the suggested menus or put together a perfectly paired cheese board for your guests.

Become the neighborhood sommelier with The Sommelier’s Cookbook.

About the Author

JOANIE METIVIER is a sommelier and wine expert. She holds a certificate of the Court of Master Sommeliers, as well as a certification of the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Level 3, with Distinction. Her wine writing appears in many respected outlets, including, Magazine Vins et Vignobles, and at

Praise For…

The Sommelier's Cookbook is a wonderful primer on wine appreciation, and an even better resource on how to create harmony between wine and food at the dinner table. With a thoughtful and comprehensive approach, no stone of the wine-and-food-pairing world remains unturned in these pages, from what to cook, to what (and when, why, and how) to pour with it. Anyone with a budding interest in learning more about marrying food with wine should pick up a copy of The Sommelier's Cookbook; as Joanie Metivier tells us in the Introduction, "it will lead somewhere delicious!” —Joe Roberts, Founder of and Author of Wine Taster's Guide: Drink and Learn with 30 Wine Tastings

“A great informative read that breaks down the basic components of both food and wine. It outlines the few basic principles for pairings while encouraging the reader to experiment and explore their infinite curiosity. Not just a cookbook, this is a resource for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of these topics (no certifications required)”—Martin Reyes MW

“Written by Joanie Metivier, an experienced journalist and knowledgeable sommelier, The Sommelier’s Cookbook is a book every wine lover and foodie has been waiting for. The cookbook is chock-full of fascinating information about wines from around the world and equally relevant facts about foods so that the curious are guided and inspired to create and experiment with delicious pairings. Joanie writes in a clear, concise manner that’s easy to understand. She not only suggests luscious, mouthwatering recipes with spot-on wine choices but reveals the ‘why’ of how the pairing works. Beautiful photographs and precise organization of each chapter enhance Joanie’s explanations and suggestions. Pour the wine and start cooking! The Sommelier’s Cookbook is highly recommended.” —Cindy Lowe Rynning, Wine Writer, Grape Experiences

Product Details
ISBN: 9781647398095
ISBN-10: 1647398096
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: September 29th, 2020
Pages: 254
Language: English