Alpana Singh likes to keep it real. As a young woman who broke many barriers by becoming one of the world’s youngest Master Sommeliers (there are currently only 121 in existence) Alpana has made it her personal mission to excite people about the art of wine tasting and why wine is so important to our culture. You may think wine is only for the rich or the snobbish, but Alpana will convince you that it is not. Wine is accessible on any budget and you don’t have to be a pretentious wine expert to fully enjoy it.
We begin the show with a fabulous Sangria recipe from Alpana’s book “Alpana Pours” where she suggests using rum instead of brandy to make the legendary cocktail. As a lifelong sangria drinker, to my surprise the rum made for the better drink! Clearly, Alpana knows her wines and how to make a killer sangria. Check out these fabulous pics taken with Alpana.
Alpana is the host of the Emmy Award winning television show “Check Please” which airs on Public television here in Chicago. The wildly popular show features a round table discussion among three people and the host Alpana about local restaurants. Each guest picks their favorite place to eat and then all of them go there to eat incognito. Later, they gather to talk about their experiences, often with hilarious results. The show has really caught on in Chicago and they even have a San Francisco version of the show called “Check, Please! Bay Area.” Who knows, maybe a version of “Check Please” just might pop up on your local public television station.
Why is Pinot Grigio considered a “chick drink”? Why couples who drink together stay together? Why a $700 bottle of wine deserve such a high price tag? Listen and find out.
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About Being a Woman, Loving Wine, and Having Great Relationships
by Alpana Singh (Author), Robert Scarola (Collaborator)