AWARD-WINNING WINE WRITER: In 2013, Marissa A. Ross was Mindy Kaling’s personal assistant, writing comedic pieces about drinking wine on the side. Just a few short years later, her platform has exploded:
In March 2016, she became an official wine columnist for Bon Appétit, both online and in a monthly print column
In 2015, she won both Editor’s Choice and Reader’s Choice for “Best Wine Coverage” at the Saveur Blog Awards
She was named one of Wine Enthusiast’s “40 Under 40 Tastemakers”
Elle.com and Man Repeller both ran a branded series of posts with Marissa serving as their wine expert
MILLENNIALS LOVE THEIR WINE: Millennials drink more wine than any other age group, period. Given this spike in consumption, there’s a need for a book that will speak specifically to this generation of imbibers. Marissa’s wisecracking personality and expansive knowledge on the subject makes her the perfect guide through wine culture. She’s authoritative yet approachable, and will walk readers through everything from identifying regions to selecting the right bottle post-break-up.
BEAUTIFUL DESIGN: We intend to establish Wine. All the Time. as the must-have wine book for millennials, with a package that speaks to the aspirational, stylish, California-dreaming aesthetic that Marissa puts forth online. With beautifully appointed graphs and charts throughout, the book will be breezy and comprehensive, but above all, a perfect gift book to display on your coffee table or bar cart.
“Can I just be Marissa, please? I want to be hilarious and sexy and smart and insanely knowledgeable about wine.”
—Mindy Kaling, New York Times bestselling author of Why Not Me?
“Funny as hell … Wine. All The Time. breaks down one of the most exclusive-seeming concepts and industries of our time, making it more approachable and inviting in anyone who cares to participate.”
—Leandra Medine, founder of Man Repeller
“[Marissa Ross] is hilarious and passionate and she makes learning about wine seem fun, instead of the stuffy vibe you get from most wine writers.” –The Kitchn
“Hilarious and unpretentious.” –Real Simple
“For ‘beginners,’ [Wine. All the Time. is] a fun start to the insanely beautiful and rewarding world of natural wine. For ‘mediums’ (like me) it’s a great refresher and enlightener. For ‘experts’ it will remind you about what wine should be: freaking fun times! No boring bourgeois sleeper chapters … super funny and inspiring and very important to the impending food and wine revolution!”
—Eric Wareheim, actor, comedian and creator of Tim & Eric Awesome Show
“Colorful wine descriptions are Ross’s specialty… Young (or young-at-heart) readers can enjoy this book for the brazen attitude and frank advice—and maybe learn a bit too.”
“Funny, knowledgeable and aesthetically pleasing…Know a lot about wine? This book will impress you! Know nothing about wine? This book will teach you in a way that you can digest.”
—Moly McAleer, co-founder of HelloGiggles
”[Ross’s] book showed me a new path to purchasing and tasting wine—and how to really, really enjoy it….She approaches her topic with respect and curiosity. But she never takes herself too seriously—all of which comes across in her first book.”
—Jenni Avins, Quartz
“Well written, engaging, and crazy funny.”
—Michael Cruse, Cruse Wine Co.
“Feels like Marissa wrote this for me—someone utterly fascinated by wine but completely incapable of describing, buying, or pronouncing it.”
—Kelsey Burrow, Food52
“[Ross’s] new book is awesome.”
—Cup of Jo
“[A] comprehensive guide to help us clueless wine lovers [learn] how to describe what we’re drinking, how to find the best bottle for our budget, and more. Cheers to that!”
—Elizabeth Enteman, HelloGiggles
“Ross confidently, yet carefully, provides everything you’ve ever wanted to know about wine…This is the book I plan to keep in my shopping bag at all times.”
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