The Drinking Woman’s Diet

The idea for The drinking Woman’s Diet originally came about at the end of a wine tour in Bordeaux. A client, groaning from a week of fabulous food and wine, asked me ‘how do you do this all the time and keep in shape?

Well the first answer is I don’t do it all the time, but I do it a lot; I drink wine for a living. I teach wine classes, run tastings and talk at wine dinners for professionals and enthusiastic amateurs around the world. I take people around vineyards and wineries of Bordeaux and, with the objective of keeping an open mind, I constantly sample wines from around the world and taste my way through wine regions.

It’s a wonderful job but, as with many things, there is a downside. The benefits of wine drinking are constantly being lauded in the press but so are the risks. Adding insult to injury, wine goes with food, and tasting dinners are rarely very light affairs. So, as well as keeping an eye on the state of my liver, I try to keep an eye on my waistline.

Praise for The Drinking Woman’s Diet.

Inspiring. Wendy Narby walks the walk on this topic!! Wish I shared her practice as much as I share her passion for wine & spirits. Makes a great gift!!! Ed Stevens

Fun read to help balance a woman’s healthy way of drinkin. As a woman who also drinks and eats on the road too, this is a fun and easy read on how to balance your health without sacrificing your enjoyment of alcohol. Good health tips to remember are shared. Kelly M

Do *this* not #dryjanuary – a thinking (drinking) woman’s guide to drink and health from my chum, the extraordinary wendy narby Joe Fattorini

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Bordeaux Bootcamp

Many people who tour with me or attend class already have some knowledge of Bordeaux. This usually comes from the bottle – a pretty good place to start – but they are looking to get to know the place behind the label.

Others know nothing about Bordeaux except perhaps a few preconceived ideas and want to know the truth behind the image.

Bordeaux Bootcamp is an opportunity for me to summarise some of the themes I teach in class and cover when I tour with clients. It also answers some of the most frequently asked questions by students and the visitors to the vineyards.

There are plenty of excellent books about Bordeaux; either Château by Château or tasting guides. Bordeaux Bootcamp is neither of these; it is designed to look at Bordeaux basics and be a quick guide to the key elements that make Bordeaux the iconic region it is. Bordeaux wine education made simple.

If you are planning to visit and want some background beforehand, or if you have already toured or been to a class with me and could benefit from a little revision and update Bordeaux Bootcamp is for you. The book is available for purchase at Gumroad. Or from Please contact me here to receive a discount code for your Gumroad purchase of Bordeaux Bootcamp. Book Reviewers please contact me if you would like a complimentary copy.

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Praise for Bordeaux Bootcamp:

Bordeaux simplified. This is a great intro and explanation of the sometimes confusing world of Bordeaux wines! I have several Certifications in wine knowledge and still learned so much!! Molly Stehman

Just what the Sommelier ordered. Really enjoyed this book. It’s just what I was hoping to get when I ordered it. Tom Bristow

Great Read. Very good information presented in a clear concise fashion. A great asset for our planned trip to Bordeaux. John Pappel

Excellent book, easy read. Great overview of Bordeaux. Highly recommended for people traveling to Bordeaux who don’t have good understanding of the wines or area. Kimberley K Dezelon

Brava Wendy. Your passion for bordeaux shines through. For the sake of full disclosure, my husband and I have been touring vineyards and Chateaux/wineries with the author for nearly 10 years. This book is a perfect reflection of her command of the facts, her love of wine and the region of Bordeaux and her ability to share her knowledge and passion in a most appealing way. My enthusiasm for exploring the “lesser-known” wines of Bordeaux has been rekindled. I’m delighted that Wendy is planning another book! P Martin

I wish this had been around when I first started working with the wines of Bordeaux – Wendy writes the way she speaks which is refreshing and informative. Et Voila! Rosamund Barton

This is truly a fantastic book and I found it so helpful and informative when I was studying the stage 2 Wine and Spirit Educational Trust wine course .
I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who is studying wine and certainly to everyone who shares the passion for fine Bordeaux wines
Thank you Wendy for sharing your huge amount of knowledge with us. Kit Bentley

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The Golden Dolphin

I’m not the only author in the family.

My husband, Hamilton, moved to Bordeaux from Canada in the late 1970s to renovate a rundown château in the sweet wine region of Sauternes. Under the Narby stewardship of almost 30 years Château Guiraud, a 1st Classified Growth, was restored to its former glory. This short story, written for our grand daughter Margaux, draws on his love of the region and the story behind the Golden Dolphin that graced the wine label. The illustrations are by our son and daughter in law William and Amy Narby – a family affair.

It’s a lovely fable for children of all ages.

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Learn about Wine

Wine education is at the heart of everything Wendy does – for students seeking to improve their existing wine knowledge, immerse themselves in the appellations and classifications of Bordeaux, or build on the wine knowledge of their sales force.


Tailor made Wine Tours

Working as a wine tourism consultant with a network of local tour operators, wineries and other specialists across the major wine regions, Wendy creates unique experiences for intimate groups of friends and colleagues.


Wine and Wellness

Wendy’s greatest passions encompass wine and wellness. After 30 years in the wine industry, Wendy is all too aware of the pitfalls of eating and drinking for a living.