Alpana Pours: About Being a Woman, Loving Wine, and Having Great Relationships

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Alpana Pours is a unique lifestyle book with wine as the centerpiece. Since American women purchase and consume more wine than American men, 77% and 60% respectively, a voice is needed to help women understand that their busy professional and social lifestyles can be well paired with wine. Master Sommelier and successful television host Alpana Singh, twenty-nine, happens to be just the person who can help them do it.

Alpana Singh is uniquely qualified to talk about wine, contemporary women and relationships. At age twenty-six she became the youngest woman to be inducted into the world’s most exclusive sommelier organization, the hundred-and-twenty-member Court of Master Sommeliers. She spent five years as sommelier at a world famous four star restaurant, Everest of Chicago. While there she closely observed the sometimes humorous, sometimes absurd, social interactions between men and woman at all stages of their relationships. Her mental journal of these “social observations” came in handy as she wrote her first book, Alpana Pours.

Alpana Pours reaches readers in playful language they will understand, and in a highly entertaining manner they will enjoy. Women want to know how to select wine when entertaining important clients, pair wine with food they and their partner are preparing together, choose the right wines for hostess gifts, bridal showers, a first meeting with a boyfriend’s parents and what wine to, or not to, order on a first date. Alpana Pours supplies tips on these and a myriad of other topics including “dating” and “dealing with guys.” The book’s gender riff on wine and lifestyle is unique and will definitely grab reader’s attention.

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Alpana Singh was host of the #1 Public Television program in Chicago, Check, Please!, which has won two Emmy awards. She has been named Best Sommelier in America by Wine and Spirits Magazine, Jane magazine’s “30 Under 30,” Crain’s “40 Under 40,” Food and Wine Magazine’s “35 Under 35,” “Best Sommelier” Chicago Magazine 2004, and a 2002 James Beard Foundation Nomination for Wine Service. She has also been featured in numerous publications including, Real Simple, Food and Wine, Bon Appétit, Glamour, Newsweek, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and The New York Times. Alpana was also featured in the September 2006 issue of Cosmopolitan and the October 2006 issue of Every Day with Rachael Ray.

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As the youngest woman to be a member of the exclusive Court of Master Sommeliers, Singh brings her extensive knowledge of wine to a new generation of wine drinking women. Singh's quirky writing makes reading about the correct wine and food pairing more fun than it should be, with titles like, "Wine Tasting Your Way to Mr. Right," "Shoes You Never Wear and Wine You Never Drink," and "White Flight," about men's avoidance of white wines. "From the Alpana Files," periodically interrupts the shop talk and traces Singh's personal history of her love of wine, including how she broke her career decision to her very surprised mother (she expected Singh to pursue medicine). The book features a detailed list of exemplary wine regions, suggestions for entertaining with wine and a very useful guide to finding good cheap wines. One of the more invaluable tools Singh includes is a key deciphering restaurant wine lists. Singh blends wine culture with everyday life, while still illuminating the mysteries and myths of wine. The author's friendly tone welcomes readers who don't know their pinot noir from their peanut butter.
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