According to Winston Churchill, life is too short to drink
bad wine. Victor L. Robilio, Jr., president of the Victor L. Robilio Co., Inc., a worldwide importer and wholesaler
of wine, food and spirits, has always shared that sentiment.
But Victor was perplexed about how common folk would know
how to differentiate the good grapes from the bad, since they seemed to be shunned by the so-called wine snobs of the world.
He wondered if it was simply a case of sour grapes.
His late father's challenge to spread his knowledge and understanding
of wine through a common sense book helped solve his problem. Robilio has made it his mission to make good wine known
to everyone, not just those lucky enough to visit vineyards in Provence or Sonoma. In 1998, Robilio made his publishing
debut with The Redneck Guide to Wine Snobbery, as an attempt to demystify the cult of the grape for everyone. Delving
into many topics, such as storage and service of wine, pairing wine with food and principal wine grapes and regions, Robilio's
book was a stomping success.
Robilio published his second book, Great American Guide
to Fine Wines, in 2002. "This books tries to get back to the 1970s", Robilio says. "That's when California
finally caught up with the overseas wines. Since then, it's been all uphill for America." In his new book, Vic
focuses on grape growing in the United States, primarily in Napa Valley, Southern California, Washington state and Oregon.
The book also features more food and wine pairings, a section on opening and serving wines, a wine glossary and even
a pronunciation guide. "I wanted to include as much helpful information as possible," Robilio says.
This book is available for sale through the publisher:
Premium Press America
P.O. Box 159015
Nashville, Tennessee 37215
1-800-891-7323 or 615-256-8484