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Publisher's Summary

A fresh, fun, and unpretentious guide to wine from Marissa A. Ross, official wine columnist for Bon Appétit.

Does the thought of having to buy wine for a dinner party stress you out? Is your go-to strategy to pick the bottle with the coolest label? Are you tired of choosing pairings based on your wallet rather than your palate? Fear not! Bon Appétit wine columnist and Wine. All the Time. blogger Marissa A. Ross is here to help.

In this utterly accessible yet comprehensive guide to wine, Ross will help listeners to understand the ins and outs of wine culture, from how to describe what they're drinking to finding the best bottle for their budget to picking the perfect red for a boyfriend's discerning parents. Told in her signature comedic voice, with personal anecdotes woven in among its lessons, Wine. All the Time. will teach listeners to sip confidently and make them laugh as they're doing it.

©2017 Marissa A. Ross (P)2017 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Can I just be Marissa, please? I want to be hilarious and sexy and smart and insanely knowledgeable about wine." (Mindy Kaling)

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Hipster Wineguide

The book was really just ok. Her information was great for a newbie to the world of wine. It was well thought out but the performance was a bit over the top with her "I'm super chill about wine (and weed) attitude." It was hard to take much of her advice seriously.
Quick, easy listen for a weekend.

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Super good overview

if you like to laugh and drink you will like this book. Great info without being all judgie. Drinking a (much better than my usual) glass of wine right now because of this book. Most useful book on wine I have ever listened to.

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the peoples elbow

I really enjoyed this book. My only qualm is the very apparent liberal undertone, I get it you hate your republican parents. GET over it! Whatever party you are for or against this is a book about wine not your soap box. Moving on (see you can do it too!), I love the knowledge and most jokes she inserts into this book. It's mostly light hearted and well researched.

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Sassy and Inspiring

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, and I ended up enjoying the hell out of it. I love Marissa Ross's sassy style, and I'm so glad she narrated her own book. Before this book, I didn't know much about wine at all; I could only tell you if I liked a wine or not. I still don't know much. But I know more than I used to, and I'm super excited to start experimenting with different wines I never would have considered before. I've already tried—and am stockpiling more—Barbera. Because how can you pass up a wine described as "you know that warm 'I want to hug everyone!' feeling? It's like that. Mixed with Christmas. Mixed with even more juicy berries."

Even though it was a fun listen, I had to buy the print edition. There is so much great information you'll want to reference back to. It would be impossible to refer back to the audio book. Nonetheless, LISTEN TO IT! Then buy a copy.

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Irreverent yet serious

Lots of great practical information. Entertaining and useful. Just a ton of fun. Highly recommend.

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A Millennial's Whine About Wine

What would have made Wine. All the Time. better?

LESS profanity, sarcastic put-down one liners. and crude humor.

Has Wine. All the Time. turned you off from other books in this genre?

No! I've purchased other books about wine from Audible, but this particular book was was not enjoyable or inspiring.The author was the perfect choice. Who better then a self adsorbed millennial reading a novel about herself and her endless binges of cheap bottles of wine. It seemed every paragraph written by Marissa A Ross had gratuitous profanity that only got in the way of the content of her book. The author thought that crude humor with the “F” bomb dropped throughout her book made it funny. I would say sarcastic and vulgar humor had the opposite effect. The author seemed to enjoy hearing her own voice and thinking her brand of humor was entertaining. In short, I found the over all tone of the performance annoying and offensive.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Marissa A. Ross?

A better performance and book about wine would be Julian Curry “A Guide to Wine”. His book is full of content and addresses the same subject matter Marissa A. Ross tried to convey in her book. Where she fell short, Julian Curry's performance and book presented the same material in a clear professional way WITHOUT vulgar humor and profanity littered diatribes.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Marissa A. Ross’s book had no redeeming qualities! The information found in her book can be found in other books written by better authors without sarcastic humor.

Any additional comments?

If you enjoy inspiring books about wine and information relating to wine, this book is not for you. I would suggest giving Julian Curry’s “A Guide to Wine” a try. BE WARNED! If you are a young, politically correct, snowflake millennial you will have a melt down and may need a safe space to suck your thumb. The author is an old white guy with a British accent.

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Loved it! Just one caveat

Great information and performance by the author. It was so much fun to listen to and learn from. I'll be on the look out for her next book and buy it happily. However, this audiobook needs a supplemental PDF. Ross gets into a lot of terminology, distributors, etc... It's valuable information and I would love to have it with me next time I'm shopping for wine. This information in a PDF form would make a great resource. I hope the publishers consider adding that on.

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Excellent book!

I loved this book. The author was really funny and knowledgeable about wine. I learned a lot and recommended it to a friend. My only complaint is the politics infused into the last part of the book.... I don’t understand why authors need to do this

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Love it!

straight forward and approachable! Marissa will help you be less afraid of wine and miss pronouncing words! And even if you're already pretty well versed, you'll enjoy her sense of humor and relaxed take on wine. I ordered the paperback too! Can't wait to go through her suggested wines and "homework".

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  • Sarah
  • Breton, AB, Canada
  • 08-09-17

Entertaining

Would you consider the audio edition of Wine. All the Time. to be better than the print version?

I thoroughly enjoyed the audio book, but having a hard copy would be handy. The author is highly entertaining, and there is a lot of interesting information for a long-time wine lover, but new to trying to become a wine connoisseur.

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