Who better to guide you than someone whose passion and years in the food and wine industry have led to travels and friendship with winemakers all over the world? Vickie Reh takes us right into the kitchen with winemakers—what do they eat during harvest? What do they drink to celebrate the holidays? Which foods pair best with their wines, and why? How does this vary from region to region? The Wine Table will discuss basics and essentials in food and wine including meeting your local farmer, stocking your pantry, and how to buy and store wine. We will then travel with the author through various regions of France and Italy, visiting winemakers in their homes to share their stories, cook with them, and enjoy their recipes. "The Wine Table takes us through the vineyards and kitchens of winemakers across France and Italy. With recipes and tips on selecting and savoring the wines, join Vickie Reh on a delicious journey through the best winemaking regions in Europe. You'll savor every bite—and sip—of the trip!" —David Lebovitz, author of My Paris Kitchen "Wow! What a beautifully written book—the tone, the passion, and the authenticity of pairing wine and food shines through. Vickie brings history and geography alive while putting us in the shoes of the wine maker and their harvest table." —Carla Hall, co-host of The Chew, restaurateur, and author Vickie Reh is a chef and certified sommelier who has spent her life researching food and wine traditions. Her forays have taken her to family kitchens in obscure wine regions, elegant palazzos, modern showcase wineries, and respected restaurant kitchens—from France to California, from Sicily to the Italian Alps, from Portugal to Virginia. When not traveling, Vickie has spent years on both sides of the kitchen door alternating between roles as chef, wine director, wine consultant, and tour guide with stints in Washington, DC, at Buck's Fishing & Camping, Comet Ping Pong, Via Umbria, and Arrowine and Cheese.