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Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis is a prolific writer. An author, consulting editor, contributing editor, columnist. Books, magazines, newspapers, travel guides, blogs — in print and online. She is the author of the grape goddess® guides to good living series, including Wine, Champagne & Sparkling Wine, and Erotic Foods, co-creator of the Portable Wine Tour, Contributing Author for Oz Clarke’s Wine Atlas, Opus Vino and1000 Great Wines for Everyday, Contributing Editor and Columnist for The Tasting Panel Magazine and The SOMM Journal, and has contributed to CNBC’s Wine Portfolio, Basil Magazine, examiner.com and Nation’s Restaurant News.

Selections from her columns can be found in our MAGAZINES ETC section. Even more expert wine reviews and recommendations are posted in our WINE NOTES section — be sure to check these out from time to time!


Books by Catherine Fallis, Master Sommelier

 

The Portable Wine Tour

Front Cover of Portable Wine Tour, by Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis

Indulge your love of wine, and travel to some of the most beautiful places on earth, with The Portable Wine Tour — your complete guide to the world's major vineyards and foremost wine-producing regions.

Comprising 264 cards to help you plan your trip, The Portable Wine Tour provides you with a fund of knowledge before you set off, ensuring many successful journeys.

Catherine Fallis, Chief Consulting Editor; Global Publishing, Sydney; Fall 2006.

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grape goddess® guides to good living:
Erotic Foods

Front Cover of Grape Goddess Guides to Good Living, Erotic Foods, by Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis

Sex is a popular topic. We think about it, read about it, talk about it, hear about it, and want more of it, but in our on-the-go society we hardly ever take the time to actually have it! From a single bunch of grapes to a sensual feast complete with expert wine pairings, learn how to tap into your own percolating primal urges-and those of your partner. Tease and please yourself, and your partner, with aphrodisiacs to eat and drink, erotic body products, spas, games, music, and more.

From Erotic Foods: "On a recent research mission, I had a food orgasm with Argentinean beef. Freshly embarked on the MS Silver Wind and craving comfort food after a long flight and a bad meal in Rio, I ordered a cheeseburger to my cabin. One bite had me oohing, ahhing, and moaning so much that my new neighbors leaned over their balconies to see what was going on."

Everyone yearns for la dolce vita, the sweet life. Grape goddess Catherine Fallis demystifies, clarifies, and charts out a course for immediate results - a richer, more visceral, sensually charged daily life.

Catherine Fallis; iUniverse, Inc. New York, Lincoln, Shanghai; December 2004.

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grape goddess® guides to good living:
Champagne & Sparkling Wine

Front Cover of Grape Goddess Guides to Good Living, Champagnes and Sparkling Wines, by Master Sommelier Catherine FallisPanache doesn't begin to describe the sight of Catherine Fallis sabering a bottle of Champagne. She steps forward in a black evening gown sliced thigh-high, her face framed by cool black shades, her chestnut mane sweeping across her milky shoulders. She dons a pair of python-patterned opera gloves. She draws the black-handled saber, inhales, and then lifts the Champagne skyward. A few quick strokes of the blade sever the neck and cork from the bottle, and they sail serenely away.
Jonathan L. Wright, Reno Gazette-Journal, 13 April 2004

Learn the basics with your very own, very straightforward grape goddess, Catherine Fallis. No boring history lessons ("Yawn") or wine geek speak ("Don't make me send out the Wine Police!") here. Put your palate to the test with Sensual Experience Exercises. Get the inside scoop on getting the best deals. Learn from a pro how to select the best bubbly for two-or for two hundred!

Everyone yearns for la dolce vita, the sweet life. Grape goddess Catherine Fallis demystifies, clarifies, and charts out a course for immediate results-a richer, more visceral, sensually charged daily life.

Catherine Fallis; iUniverse, Inc. New York, Lincoln, Shanghai; December 2004.

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grape goddess® guides to good living:
Wine
 

Front Cover of Grape Goddess Guides to Good Living, WINE, by Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis

You've obtained a reservation at the top restaurant in town and want the night to be perfect. What do you do?You're going to your in-laws for dinner and want to bring a nice bottle of wine. Which one? You're thinking of starting a wine collection, but you aren't sure where to begin. What do you do? Ask grape goddess. Learn about wine with your very own, very straightforward grape goddess, Catherine Fallis. No boring history lessons ("Yawn") or wine geek speak ("Don't make me send out the Wine Police!") here. Put your palate to the test with Sensual Experience Exercises. Get the inside scoop on getting the best deals. See how Big Macs, candy bars, jelly beans, sex, soda, Norah Jones, Missy Elliott, and even your cat are related to wine appreciation and enjoyment!

According to the New York Times, "Catherine Fallis, a consultant sommelier, is one of the faces leading the changing of the guard. Fallis is vibrant, vivacious, and very smart."

Everyone yearns for la dolce vita, the sweet life. Grape goddess Catherine Fallis demystifies, clarifies, and charts out a course for immediate results-a richer, more visceral, sensually charged daily life.

Catherine Fallis; iUniverse, Inc. New York, Lincoln, Shanghai; December 2004.

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Some of Catherine's Publishers
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  • Nation's Restaurant News
  • Nomad Editions Uncorked
  • Basil Magazine
  • Sommelier Journal
  • Touring and Tasting
  • Santé
  • Wine Adventure
  • Decanter
  • Epicurean Traveler
  • Practical Winery and Vineyard
  • San Francisco Champagne Examiner - Examiner.com
  • Underground Wine Journal
  • Bon Appetit
  • Cigar Lifestyles
  • Outpost (Sky West)
  • The New York Times - WineToday.com
  • Wine & Spirits
  • Wines and Vines

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