The Wine of the Week: Columbia Winery Composition Red Blend by Amy Reiley MV Columbia Winery Composition Red Blend, Columbia Valley, Washington The Columbia Valley is a wine region on the eastern side of Washington state. It’s also Washington’s biggest AVA. It’s a region known for ripe, fruit-forward, good value red wine.
About Amy Reiley
Amy Reiley travels the world pushing aphrodisiacs on the curious, adventurous and lovelorn. Hers is a pleasure-filled career in a rather unusual, culinary niche.
In August 2004, she became the second American to earn a Master of Arts in Gastronomy awarded by France’s culinary temple, Le Cordon Bleu. While at Cordon Bleu, Amy rose to prominence for her work in culinary aphrodisiacs. In 2006, Amy releases her first book, Fork Me, Spoon Me: the sensual cookbook, cementing her role as America’s leading aphrodisiac food authority. Filling a niche in the cookbook market, demand resulted in the book’s second printing less than two years later. (As of November 2016, book is in its fifth printing.)
Through her company, Life of Reiley, Amy has found many avenues to promote her aphrodisiac knowledge and unique take on life’s “consuming passions.” The Eat Something Sexy website, www.eatsomethingsexy.com, and Amy’s monthly e-newsletter, Amy Reiley’s Aphrodisiac of the Month are considered the online authorities on aphrodisiac food history and science. She speaks and consults on the topic and has appeared on The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Nightline and even Playboy TV–you’ll recognize her as the one wearing clothing.
But Amy’s culinary knowledge is not limited to aphrodisiac foods. In June 2005, Reiley was singled out as one of the five best female wine professionals in the world of the year by France’s Wine Women Awards.
An internationally recognized journalist, Amy has shared her food and wine knowledge in such publications as Variety, Sunset, Daily Candy, The Daily Meal, Los Angeles and Las Vegas magazines.
As the creator of Amy Reiley’s Pocket Vineyard in 1999, Amy quickly established her place in this male dominated industry by introducing the world to the first comprehensive wine app for PDA’s. In 2001 she launched the companion program, Amy Reiley’s Pocket Gourmet, lauded by Newsweek as the first of its kind. Both the Pocket Vineyard and Pocket Gourmet were named two of Worth Magazine’s “must have” apps in 2002.
Amy’s second book, Chile Aphrodisia by Rio Nuevo press, was released in June 2006. Her other books include Romancing the Stove: the unabridged guide to aphrodisiac foods and The Love Diet. In addition to writing, Amy speaks and consults on various food and wine topics. She also runs Life of Reiley’s boutique publishing company. Her publishing successes include bestselling baking book Kiss My Bundt: recipes from the award-winning bakery. Amy’s latest book, Eat Cake Naked: aphrodisiac desserts to heat up your love life, co-authored by nutrition expert Delahna Flagg, became an Amazon bestseller in its first week.
Entries by Amy Reiley
I’m a skeptic I have to admit it, I was more than slightly skeptical when I first learned about Brix. Although pairing wine and chocolate is enormously popular, I think chocolate often brings out unpleasant tannic notes or, worse, extreme bitterness in wines. Yet here I was, staring at a box of chocolate that claimed the […]
Carla Snyder’s new book keeps things simple in the kitchen When I heard that Carla Snyder had a new “One Pan” book, I begged her for a recipe. I love the concept of making a whole meal in one pan–less cleanup equals more time for nookie. With One Pan, Whole Family, Carla uses the concept […]
Woman on Wine with Amy Reiley I know I said earlier this summer that I wanted to guide readers to wines other than Rosé for summer drinking. And I did. But now that the air is turning crisp and the leaves prepare to fall, I’m going to talk about that ubiquitous summer wine. Why have […]
Saving the best for last? If you’ve never experienced Ocean Prime, it’s an upscale chain of chic, American restaurants and lounges that puts a modern spin on the old steakhouse. I know that most people visit Ocean Prime for the prime cuts and Lobster Bisque. But for those are smart enough to eat lightly and […]