Wine Girl - A Sommelier's Tale of Making It in the Toxic World of Fine Dining

Author(s): Victoria James


'Hugely entertaining' Jay Rayner, Observer

'Addictive' Stylist

'James does for wine what Anthony Bourdain did for the high-pressure, low-margin world of professional restaurants, exposing secrets kept from customers' Financial Times

Aged twenty-one, Victoria was named the US's youngest sommelier, working in Michelin-starred restaurants, serving the finest wines.

The groping patrons she learned to handle, but, behind the scenes, the world of high-end dining was a mess of fractious relationships and unacknowledged abuse. It would take hitting rock-bottom for Victoria to find her way back to the industry she adores.

Wine Girl is the memoir of a young woman breaking free from her traumatic childhood. It's the story of overcoming a notoriously misogynistic business, and of the restorative power of a glass of wine with friends.

'You'll raise a glass to James's extraordinary resilience' Sunday Times

'A must-read' Daily Telegraph


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  • : 9780349726250
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Fleet
  • : 0.24
  • : March 2021
  • : 2.2 Centimeters X 13.2 Centimeters X 19.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Victoria James
  • : Paperback
  • : 641.22092
  • : 336