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US Beverage Industry Expo Ignites Conversation on the “New Normal” in Beverage Alcohol Check, Please! Bay Area Celebrates 10 Tasty Years Q&A with Leslie Sbrocco, Award-Winning Author, Speaker and Wine Consultant...


Leslie Sbrocco Wishes Check, Please! Could Be Less Controlled, a Little Drunker

Leslie Sbrocco has been the host of Check, Please Bay Area for the entire series and in this Bay Area Bites interview we get a closer look at who she is and what goes on behind the clinking wine glasses...

Back when I was a kid, women drank wine and men drank martinis. But what’s strange is that while women have long been the majority of wine consumers, the industry worldwide has been dominated by men. Thankfully, that's changing as more women are getting into all aspects of the industry from being winemakers and sommeliers, to running wineries...


All 12 Atlantic City casino resorts are coming together for the Do AC Boardwalk Wine Promenade this weekend.The outdoor wine festival features 150 wines presented at seven destinations along the Boardwalk. Sommelier Leslie Sbrocco is winging her way east to oversee the wines that will be poured...

Now in its fourth year, the Taste of Tulalip boasts a handful of nationally-known names each year, with emcee Leslie Sbrocco of Thirsty Girl, along with the resort’s sommelier, Tommy Thompson, and chef Perry Mascitti, anchoring the gathering. Chef Marcus Samuelsson was this year’s guest headliner, bringing stacks of Yes, Chef books for the crowd, and doling out tips on making his coconut milk-infused Red Rooster fried chicken.