A. J. Rathbun is a freelance food and entertaining writer and the author of Champagne Cocktails, Wine Cocktails, Dark Spirits, Luscious Liqueurs, Party Drinks!, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award-winning Good Spirits. Rathbun earned his MFA in creative writing from Western Michigan University, and has worked variously as a buyer for Amazon.com, an usher at the Art Institute of Chicago, a rock band roadie, an envelope stuffer, a marketing assistant, the director of the Poetry After Hours program at the Seattle Art Museum, an online editor, a waiter, and of course, a bartender. In addition to his cookbooks, Rathbun is the editor of In Their Cups and the author of Want, two poetry collections. Rathbun has been a guest, talking about drinks, food, entertaining, and kitchen products, on numerous radio shows, including Martha Stewart's Everyday Food satellite radio program and USA Radio, has done interviews with a variety of publications, including the Seattle Times, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and the Arizona Republic, and has contributed to the magazines Every Day with Rachael Ray and Wine Enthusiast, among others. He is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and the Museum of the American Cocktail. He teaches cocktail classes at the cooking school Dish It Up, one of which was recently profiled in the magazine Traditional Homes. Rathbun lives in Seattle, Washington. To learn more about him and his books, and to read his blog, Spiked Punch, and check out a few of his drink-making videos, visit his website at www.ajrathbun.com.
I like cocktails and my wife enjoys wine so I thought this would be a good book for both of us.
Wine Cocktails - 50 Stylish Sippers that Show Off Your Reds, Whites, and Rosés is a 92-page wine cocktail recipe book that contains 50 wine cocktails.
The book is has an attractive layout for the recipes and some great photos of the cocktails (2 pictures for every 5 recipes).
This book has great pictures and some interesting ideas for how to spruce up your wine. It's nice for parties. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Gadget Girl
I like wine. I mean, I like plain wine, not adulterated with other things -though, I expect I'd make an exception for sangria. Read morePublished on August 26, 2012 by Atomicwasteland
First of all WINE COCKTAILS is a visually inviting book. Practically every recipe-- if that's what you call them-- is accompanied by a stunning color photograph so let's drink to... Read morePublished on November 4, 2011 by H. F. Corbin
Wine Cocktails: 50 Stylish Sippers shows you how to prepare great cocktails with your red, white and rose wines.This is a great reference/recipe bokk to have at any Bar.Published on September 28, 2011 by Mona Lisa
When I ordered this book, I expected several variations of sangria, perhaps with a few cocktails using wine instead of harder alcohol. Read morePublished on July 21, 2011 by Smart4
This book is a lot of fun for me - someone who doesn't know much about mixing but hankers for a nice drink beyond juice once in a while - to go through and pick out something new... Read morePublished on June 21, 2011 by Hanna.w.
I hadn't thought much about wine cocktails in the past, though I'd mixed up all sorts of ad-hoc concoctions. This book is even fun to read (and the pictures are nice, too). Read morePublished on February 17, 2011 by Glenda Boozer
I'm sure many wine purists would not condone the mixing of wine into "wine cocktails", that striking even a steady alcohol drinker such as myself as a bit of an oxymoron, but I... Read morePublished on January 15, 2011 by Eric C. Sedensky
I like wine, but I'm not a wine expert. I just know that sometimes I open a bottle and thing "yum" and sometimes I open a bottle and think "yuck. Read morePublished on October 13, 2010 by Michelle R