He Said Beer, She Said Wine – Because Really, Women Shouldn’t Drink Beer

The Delicious Life Cookbook-A-Day Giveaway
Summer Weekend Reading Edition, No. 4

I have a few words – words, people – about what appears to be gross gender stereotyping, but for now, let’s just give away a copy of He Said Beer, She Said Wine: Impassioned Food Pairings to Debate and Enjoy — From Burgers to Brie and Beyond.

Leave a comment on this post to possibly win it. The content of your comment in no way affects your chances of winning, but the quality does. Okay, quality doesn’t matter either, since this a random drawing-type of thing. However, if you are so inclined, let us know which you prefer: beer or wine? It’s not fair to say “both” or “neither.” That kind of wafflicious, indcisive lack of commitment has no place here.

I’m also in the process of randomly selecting the winners from an entire preceding week of giveaways. Until the announcement posts go up for each of these, you can still make comments to add your name to the pool:

~ 2500 Recipes: From Everyday to Extraordinary
~ BBQ Bash: The Be-All End-All Party Guide from Barefoot to Black Tie
~ Grilled Pizzas and Piadinas
~ Fast Food Fix
~ Hungry Girl: Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt-Free Eating in the Real World
~ Meat: A Love Story
The Man Who Ate the World: In Search of the Perfect Dinner

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  • taysha

    I am trying to love wine, because no stares at 6 bottles in my cart, but 6- six packs… oh the stares

  • jkru

    being only seven weeks removed from undergrad, she still says beer.

  • jkru

    being only seven weeks removed from undergrad, she still says beer.

  • a

    beer is better than wine..this book would be incredibly useful

  • teri48xxx

    Is it wrong that I love wine and beer? Of course not together but on certain days I will choose beer and others wine. What can I say, I like variety. Basically anything that will get me drunk minus the hangover.

  • Meghan

    Although I do enjoy a nice glass (or bottle at times) of wine I normally find myself ordering a beer!

  • Kristin

    I love wine and beer, so does my bf. We are opening a bar in pasadena with a great selection of both. So both he and she can come!

  • brewinphan

    This would be great. I’m still finding my way with wine, but I’ve journeyed far and wide for my beer.

  • sarah j. gim

    taysha: you don’t have to “try” to do anything! if you like beer, you like beer, and drink it with abandon!

    jkru: but you ARE of drinking age, right?

    a: beer is better than wine…for what?

    teri48xxx: why on earth would it be wrong to love beer and wine? LOVE IS NEVER WRONG!

    meghan: “bottle” – how often that is true….

    kristin: oh, you’ll have to let all of us know about it so we can come and try!

    brewinguy: are you “bruin” guy, or “brewing” guy – for which this book is beyond perfect

  • SJK

    I prefer wine over beer. However, I would like to expand my knowledge on beer and food pairings.

  • sarah j. gim

    SJK: here’s the answer. pizza? beer. pasta? wine.

  • 3F


    Because I’m a lightweight and I can finish a bottle of beer on my own, but not a bottle of wine. It’s such a waste.


  • FranMag

    To every thing there is a season. For summer it’s beer all the way!

  • Cora Hardin

    wine wine wine! i’m going to have to say it may just be because it tastes more like dessert… or maybe it’s because you can look sophisticated while getting sloshed :D. either way… wine over beer any day.

  • freeway-J

    Beer. I’m ok with wine, but I prefer beer! I’ve been stuck on Blue Moon lately. Yumm, I think I’ll go have one…or two after work.

  • dave

    i used to love beer (i lived in prague for crissakes!). but i’m at that age where beer would love to stick around in the mid-section if i let it. so i’ve gone wine only, thank you very much.

    besides, if i don’t stay a fit foodie, how will i ever get delicious to fall in love with me?

  • Megan

    Definitly wine! Red wine, white wine, dessert wine. I love wine. Does that make me a wino?

  • Quan Solo

    Just finished a year stint in San Francisco so I’m going with wine.

  • SunJun

    I love both, but beer will always win as my default poison. I blame my senior year in college where a wise graduate student showed me that there was beer beyond PBR, MGD, and Bud Light. That, and my regular drinking crew, the Saucer Seven, who met every Monday for $2.50 pint night.

  • lauren

    it’s too hard. I love things that taste good. does that work?

  • Chiara

    Wine…the fruitier, the better. Moscatos, Ports, Rieslings…ahhhh, so good. Did I also say I have a sweet tooth?

  • oddlyme

    Beer with chocolate cake. Honest. There’s something that just WORKS.

    Also beer with fish and chips.

    But wine? Wine with almost everything else! Fish, chicken, quiche – although I tried wine with doughnuts in a desperate moment and I would not recommend it.

    And then cream sherry with salted pretzels. The sweet and salt? You almost shiver with joy.

  • Ari

    Neither! I love my vodka ice cold w/ some cranberry juice…a good margarita also sounds tasty on this warm summer day!

  • jkru

    Indeed I am of legal drinking age. Ask any of the Whole Foods employees who haphazardly give me a sample of beer/wine and then frantically ask for my ID.

  • d*

    definitely wine.
    The only beer I can tolerate is Guinness.

  • brewinphan

    I’d like to say I’m both a bruin and a brewin’ guy, but I’m primarily a Bruin guy. I love beer and have helped friends brew, but that’s about the extent of it. The beer book might finally give me the definitive answer to a pairing that a friend keeps trying to convince me works, but I have yet to appreciate: beer and chocolate.

  • susan

    wine! sweet dessert wines, pinot noirs&gris, hearty cabs. wine wine wine!

  • Yuri, Chris, and Aki

    Red wine, please! :D

  • Kate

    In the winter I prefer beer. In the summer I prefer wine.

  • Craig

    Nothing like a beer at the game or while cooking up some barbeque but I enjoy a glass of wine too.

  • Kaitlin

    Beer for everyday drinking, wine for a more fancy dinner.

  • mattatouille

    it’s such a hard choice, but IF the world could only have one, or if I could only drink one for the rest of my life, it would have to be wine.

  • mattatouille

    it’s such a hard choice, but IF the world could only have one, or if I could only drink one for the rest of my life, it would have to be wine.

  • Ian

    two words…BEER GEEK

  • Zak

    This is Zak from Shmaltz Brewing Co. I think there’s more that can be done with beer because of all of the outside ingredients that can be added to give the brew some more complexity. Sam, the author of the book, and owner of Dogfish Head has done some cool stuff by aging his beers in wine casks, you don’t see that too much in the wine industry.

  • Doowite

    Never won anything in my LIFE. Honest.

  • Liz

    I got my book today. Thanks Sarah. So many desserts, so little time.

  • cocoa-licious

    guiness… It’s a meal in a glass!

  • cocoa-licious

    guiness… It’s a meal in a glass!

  • Parker

    Oh definetly wine over beer. It pairs so nicely with so many great foods. Although the hangover headaches can be nasty – I can atest to that today :(

  • Parker

    Oh god, that comment is nice with my picture gusling back a large glass of wine, yikes, I am going to get a bad rap.

  • southernoise

    definitely beer for me.

  • Dana

    Hi Sarah! I say wine, without a doubt…any day, any time. But, on another note, just wanted to let you know that I’ve added you to my “favorite websites” list on my blog since I’ve been a long-time reader and fan. You are actually one of the inspirations for me starting my own blog. So…thanks! :)

  • Ariel74

    I like both. But isn’t it really a situational thing? For example, if you’re out at a 4 or 5 star restaurant with clients, are you going to order a cold one? No, of course not, you look like an uncouth barbarian. Similarly, if you’re at your buddy’s house watching a game, are you going to be drinking wine? I think not.


    I prefer 100% grape juice and while wine is an acquired taste wine come from grapes so hey, wine?


    I prefer 100% grape juice and while wine is an acquired taste wine come from grapes so hey, wine?

  • Carolhere

    I love beer, more than wine and I’m a girl…

    During the summer it’s so refreshing!

  • Anonymous

    Ahhh. I grew up in Texas (many moons ago) where wine was what came in a winecooler with a pretty label. All the girls drank beer. Some of the sororities banned their girls from drinking out of a can, but that was the extreme. Now that I live in LaLa, CA it’s all about the wine. I am a wino, and happily so. I miss my beer, although I do partake from time to time, but I miss more the girls who feel comfie enough to toss back a few pints.

    Mike The Wine Guy is a great source for any newbies thinking of the switch: http://thewhole9.com/blogs/wino-a-go-go/

    Viva La Rouge!

  • Kirby!

    beer, Beer, BEER! I just love beer. It may not be as classy as vino, but it is thrice as delicious. And even though everyone says it gives you a belly, I swear that sometimes, after a night of of many pints, I wake up skinnier. Seriously.

  • Knitopia

    Beer. But since coming to Oregon I’ve learned to appreciate wine a bit more. Oregon’s also great for beer, of course.

  • Sonya

    Wine, no question! Like a big, fat cab or a buttery chard. I’m all about the wine. My current obsession is Montepulciano. Although I love Cal reds (living here an’ all), I am waaaay crushing on Montepulciano right now.

  • Alison

    is this contest still open?

  • SimplyIrresistible..no not me, food!

    I’m wine-r! beers are just like guys…immature! wine…like us gals…”aged to perfection” the older, the wiser, the better.

  • HIP_M0M

    It’s summertime so I’m choosing beer. A nice, cold, refreshing beer. Preferably in a chilled glass. Best enjoyed with a loved one.

  • Ethan

    I am thoroughly a beer drinker, but I’m slowly being tipped towards enjoying wine, now finding a wine I like on the other hand, that’s a bit of a task

  • Wade

    I am late as balls for commenting on this and the contest no longer applies, but what the hell. Beer. You drink the crap for beer pong in college (Budweiser) but then you grow into more sophisticated tastes as you grow older (Chimay, Maredsous, St. Bernardus….obviously a Belgium fan). The beers grow with you as you get older like Harry Potter books. Or choice in jeans if you’re not into Harry Potter.

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