Many of you will recognize Diane McMartin’s new book This Calls for a Drink! The Best Wines & Beers to Pair with Every Situation from our June issue of thebacklabel magazine in which we shared with you one of our favorite chapters on boxed wine!
Diane is a Certified Sommelier and takes suggested pairings to the next level, with recommendations on what to drink when pretending to be a grown-up (dinner parties), after a one-night stand, during a hurricane and (of course) while binge watching Netflix. Diane is also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America’s Accelerated Wine and Beverage Certificate Program and works in wine retail as a buyer, consultant, and teacher, helping customers wade through the endless sea of bad Chardonnay in the world – so she knows her sauternes from her ports.
There’s also plenty of helpful tips on how to drink wine like a pro and detailed tables outlining the origin and defining characteristics of everything from a Pilsner to a Tempranillo. It’s a perfect for your drink-loving friends, but also your own personal coffee table book collection (we know you want one)!