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Alpana Singh: Sommelier and "Check, Please" Host

Updated on July 10, 2014

Alpana Singh: Chicago's Most Famous Sommelier

Alpana Singh is perhaps the most beloved sommelier in all of Chicagoland. A wine expert at a very young age, Singh is the youngest person to achieve the rank of Master Sommelier, at age 21. She has worked with restaurants, including Everest and the Lettuce Entertain You chain. She hosts "Check, Please!" the local PBS restaurant show on WTTW Channel 11, and has written a book "Alpana Pours: About Being a Woman, Loving Wine, and Having Great Relationships".

Alpana Pours! - Alpana's book about wine!

Alpana Pours: About Being a Woman, Loving Wine, and Having Great Relationships
Alpana Pours: About Being a Woman, Loving Wine, and Having Great Relationships

Read the story of this remarkable woman's journey to become one of the most respected wine experts in the country.

Alpana Pours is a unique lifestyle book with wine as the centerpiece. Since American women purchase and consume more wine than American men, 77% and 60% respectively, a voice is needed to help women understand that their busy professional and social lifestyles can be well paired with wine. Master Sommelier and successful television host Alpana Singh, 29, is just the person to help them do it.

Alpana is uniquely qualified to talk about wine, contemporary women and relationships. She spent five years as sommelier at a world-famous four star restaurant, where she closely observed the sometimes humorous, sometimes absurd, social interactions between men and woman at all stages of their relationships.

Readers will learn how to select wine when entertaining important clients, pair wine with food they and their partner are preparing together, choose the right wines for special occasions--weddings, anniversaries, bridal showers, a first meeting with a boyfriend's parents--and what wine to, or not to, order on a first date. Alpana Pours supplies tips on these and a myriad of other topics including "dating" and "dealing with guys."


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      Jhangora LM 7 years ago

      I think she is very talented and beautiful. Would love to share a bottle of wine with her.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      really nice built lens and attractive..

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      MikeSamii 8 years ago

      Very inspiring lens! Good work!