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Wine Girl : A sommelier's tale of making it in the toxic world of fine dining, Paperback / softback Book

Wine Girl : A sommelier's tale of making it in the toxic world of fine dining Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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'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 TimesAged thirteen, Victoria James started her first job in a diner in New Jersey.

Aged nineteen, Victoria was serving sugary Cosmopolitans in a restaurant off Broadway. 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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  • Format:Paperback / softback
  • Pages:336 pages
  • Publisher:Little, Brown Book Group
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  • ISBN:9780349726250

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