In the mid-1980’s, the Fetzer family started one of the best-recognized, environmentally-conscious wineries in the world, Fetzer Vineyards. The Fetzers left their namesake winery, which continues to preserve the original ideal of organic and environmentally friendly wine production and now includes a second label, Bonterra. The Fetzer family recently return to winegrowing, with a […]
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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
Red is the color of Christmas and it is also the color of most of the world’s finest wines. This holiday season, dress yourself in red with any or all of these saucy numbers.
woman on wine with amy reiley When considering wines to purchase and enjoy, sweet things are all too often ignored. And for those who consider themselves aficionados of “stickies,” it’s usually France’s Sauternes region that initially tickles their fancy. But Sauternes are rare and expensive prizes. For those of us with a more practical nature, […]
woman on wine with amy reiley south of the border While the region may not be ready to take on the best of Bordeaux, the wines of Mexico’s Baja region are coming into their own. An influx of European vintners looking for affordable vineyard property has sparked the recent growth of an area in which […]
While most of the world knows Francis Ford Coppola as the man who brought us The Godfather, those in the wine biz consider him a godfather of the American wine industry. Bringing his appreciation for art and undying perfectionism to the world of wine, Coppola has built one of the finest wine empires in California’s […]
Wines for Seduction It has been said that the scent of a fleshy, full-bodied red wine closely replicates male pheromones, (those little love bugs in our nasal cavities that transmit messages of attraction.) Whether your romantic life needs a boost or you just like to play the best odds, sexy, manly reds make a recipe […]
Oh yes, it’s the ultimate cliché, but nothing seduces the palate more at this time of year than Champagne. Not sparking wine, what I want for my final 2003 hurrah is that sexy, pricey, quality controlled pampering from the north of France. French kiss ’03 goodbye with one of these salacious splurges and you’re […]
How one wine lover plans to taste the new year Each year, as the change of the calendar year approaches, I find my thoughts turning virtuous and, for that brief moment, the cure to all my vices seems attainable in the form of a simple New Year’s pledge. By March most empty promises are broken, […]