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Wine. All the Time.

The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking
Narrated by: Marissa A. Ross
Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (143 ratings)

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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

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"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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Don't waste your time

Boring narration. Use of vulgarity when really not needed. Bad writing. information could have been better.

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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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absolutely hilarious and helpful!

this book was absolutely fantastic and anyone that has even ever thought of drinking a glass of wine and likes comedy should Dive In!

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Terrible audio editing

An interesting listen but I am sure it would have been much better to read than to listen to as an audiobook. There were two major flaws: 1. The audio often sounded like it was multiple different audio clips that were pasted together without taking the time to blend the clips together properly. If you decide to listen to the book, you will immediately know what I am on about. 2. There are large sections of lists (wine varietals and definitions of industry terminology), which are good to learn about but this makes for 10-15 minutes of just listening to the narrator go down a list of terms with a short description. As you can imagine, this gets very old, very fast.

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a perfect introduction!

there were a few points I felt the book didn't translate to audio super well, mostly when reading large sets of data (like regions, ect) but overall a wonderful listen

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Fun and Informative!

I loved this book! I wanted to learn about wine and not be bored to tears. Mission accomplished! I didn’t feel the liberal vibe as much as other reviewers, but I’m also pretty open-minded. She’s young, and I appreciated her fresh perspective. I’m now reading her BA articles and listening to her podcasts. She’s hilarious and smart. Yay wine!

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Sooooo Fun

Marissa is a great storyteller, this book was funny and insightful and I can’t wait to see what she does next. Recommended.

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Felt like chilling with a new bestie

I was sad when this book was over and within the first few sentences I felt immediately like Marissa was my bff. I thought the profanity was funny and conversational. Some of the content was lists, and would have been better in written format as a reference book. Don't expect every single fact or piece of advice to be groundbreaking or novel, but it's still informative and enjoyable, and if Marissa doesn't win you over you're probably a terrible person who hates fun.