If Wine Could Talk

If Wine Could Talk

Kara Joseph


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An approachable, enjoyable, and enlightening introduction for anyone who wants to learn more about wine.” —  Kirkus 

“...entertaining and edifying and will inspire anyone who dreams of working in wine, or just dreams of wine.”— Brian Keyser, Co-Author Composing The Cheese Plate; Owner, Casellula Cheese & Wine

“Written with great passion and rare candor, Kara Joseph’s If Wine Could Talk invites us to grapple with universal lessons of life while taking a journey into the world of wine. Part memoir, part wine education, this delightful and inspiring page-turner will keep you up way past your bedtime.” — Lisa Denning, The Wine Chef Blog

Unlike most soon-to-be college graduates, Kara Joseph found something in wine she couldn't quite explain. It had nothing to do with the penny wine nights down at the local pub or the off-campus mixers. It called to her. It brought people together. The mystery and unshakable feeling that it was more than just a drink led her on a journey toward becoming a sommelier, taking on Napa Valley and New York City, and finding the answers in wine she desperately yearned to discover. Pursuing wine as her passion brought Kara adventures, struggles, and an insatiable desire to understand wine to the core.

If Wine Could Talk intertwines two stories, one of a young girl's narrative molded by wine and the other being the answers to all your need-to-know wine questions. Follow Kara's story of defying limiting beliefs, choosing a challenging but rewarding path, and sharing the soul of the vine. So pour yourself a glass and dive into a tale that only an unconventional wine-filled life could create, and begin your own journey of wine discovery with an education on all the wine basics. You might even impress your friends at the next wine tasting.


Kara Joseph:
Kara Joseph is a certified sommelier and a writer with an incurable case of wine wanderlust. She has traveled to famous vineyards around the globe, tasting with copious winemakers. Her young career has already included teaching a myriad of wine classes, which bring her immense joy. She believes wine is the ultimate connector and is determined to spend her days listening to and sharing what it has to say. Her pursuit to understand wine more deeply took her down an unconventional path early in life. Whether it was her move to Napa Valley after graduating from the University of Florida, her solo trip to Europe, or her unrelenting desire to conquer NYC's wine scene, Kara has discovered that by immersing herself into the diverse world of wine, the adventures can be endless. Kara's unique experiences have molded her into an unexpected storyteller. Wine has taught her its secrets and instilled in her the power to teach. More importantly, people have inspired her to share everything that she has learned along the way. With her first book, If Wine Could Talk, she aims to pass on to you a bit of the magic that wine has given her.