TALIA BAIOCCHI is the editor-in-chief of PUNCH, an online magazine focused on wine, spirits, and cocktails. Previously, Baiocchi was the wine editor for Eater and a columnist at Wine Spectator. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Decanter, Bon Appetit, and Wine & Spirits magazine, among others. In 2013, she was named a top new talent in the food and wine world in Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" feature. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"The world's most neglected great wine, sherry is ancient,
delicious, and still far too obscure. So it's fortunate to have its
story told by Talia Baiocchi, a great young wine-writing talent
with her finger on the pulse. Her clear, witty style is perfect for
untangling sherry's intricacies--and for demonstrating why a whole
new generation of wine lovers (and bartenders!) are so taken with
it. The tastefully opinionated producer profiles make this an
essential guide for anyone seeking to navigate the ever expanding
sherry lists of so many new shops and restaurants."
-- Jordan Mackay, James Beard Award-winning coauthor of Secrets of the Sommeliers
Witty, fun, relatable . . . These three words are not typically
associated with sherry, but perfectly describe Talia Baiocchi and
her passion for the wines of the Sherry Triangle. The cocktails and
recipes are a welcome (and critical) addition to this stylish,
-- David Lynch, owner/wine director of St. Vincent Tavern and Wine Merchant and author of Vino Italiano A good wine writer mixes some magic and romance into the science of what they love, and Baiocchi's Sherry is no exception."
-- Adam Morganstern, Forbes [Sherry] offers an enthralling peak inside the rich history of Sherry. From famed cellars in Jerez, Spain to Sherry production and evolution in the U.S. Baiocchi's exploration of the classic and modern sides of Sherry is rounded out with a trove of classic and inspired cocktail recipes [...]
-- Jonathan Cristaldi, The Tasting Panel