Drink Pink: A Celebration of Rosé (Hardcover)
Combining delightful stories with whimsical and clever illustrations, Drink Pink is a clever, captivating, and unpretentious look at rosé for novices and connoisseurs alike.
For years, rosé has lived a quiet life as the not-red and not-white wine, but in the last five years this vintage has taken its rightful place in the spotlight. Use this book as a guide to rosé’s myriad of pleasures. Comprehensive and complete with both esoteric knowledge and entirely practical cocktails and dinner party recipes, this is the perfect book give your girlfriend or keep to display for yourself!
Part 1: Rosé Is Old School – Learn about the three-thousand-year history of rosé, and see exactly why it took so long for this wine to saturate American culture.
Part 2: Producing Pink Juice – Discover the crafting methods that set rosé apart from other wines, and get a crash course in the significance of saignée, skin contact, blending, and more!
Part 3: People and Places – Study the different producers of rosé and start talking like a true sommelier.
Part 4: Why and How to Drink Pink – hear professional foodies and wine experts sing praises about pink wine, and –
Part 5: Recipes – Enjoy a myriad of rosé-related recipes. Here, the options are endless! Cocktail recipes starring rosé; appetizer, entrée, and side dishes that include or pair well with rosé; classy desserts and the best types of rosé to accent them.
There’s no better way to get in the pink than with Drink Pink!
About the Author
Victoria James has worked in restaurants since she was thirteen. She was certified as a sommelier when she was twenty-one, making her the youngest sommelier in the country. She was Food & Wine’s Sommelier of the Year in 2018, and has appeared on both Forbes and Zagat’s “30 Under 30” lists. She has worked at some of the most prestigious restaurants in New York City, including Marea and Aureole. Currently, she is the Beverage Director and partner at Cote, a Michelin-starred hot spot in the Flatiron district. She is the author of Drink Pink: A Celebration of Rosé, which Harper Design published in 2017.
Lyle Railsback was born in California, has an art degree from George Fox University in Oregon, and makes wine with his brother in Santa Ynez, California. Their first release as Railsback Fréres was a rosé inspired by Lulu Peyraud in Bandol. Currently, he does national sales for Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant and travels a lot.
“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
“The 128-page book is full of wonderful illustrations . . . It’s possibly the most unpretentious wine book I’ve ever read (and I’ve read a lot)—a book for the most passionate rosé enthusiasts and beginner wine lovers alike.”
— New Jersey Monthly
“It’s a quick-reading little reference with whimsical illustrations by Lyle Railsback.”
— Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“ . . . new wine book to guide your interest in drinking pink.”
— Washington Post
“She’s [Victoria James has] made it her mission to convince even the snobbiest wine drinkers that rosé is worth exploring. In Drink Pink, she shares where it came from, how it’s made, why it’s so great and how to pick the good stuff.”