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Review and Giveaway! “Daily Decadence: The Art of Sensual Living” by Sherri Dobay

November 14th, 2012 by Lisa

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 5pm PST.  This giveaway is now OVER.  Thank you to all of you for your comments!!!  The winner has been randomly selected and notified via email.  Congratulations Nancy!

 Lisa Irvine writes at Lisa’s Blogety Blog. You can find her at @Lirvine98 on twitter. If you have an idea for a giveaway, please let her know!


Today’s review is something totally different than the reviews I have done before.  Daily Decadence by Sherri Dobay is not the average cookbook.  It is more of a peek into Sherri Dobay’s diary.  Yes, there are delicious recipes.  The recipes come along with details on not only how to make the recipe, but how to actually ENJOY making and eating food.

“Daily Decadence” is part steamy, love story and part cookbook.  I actually did blush a little bit while reading some of the passages.  (I admit, I usually have my head buried in either a murder mystery or a nutrition book.)  😉

Sherri Dobay  traveled abroad while in college and then settled on the coast of Northern California where she fell in love with the ocean, the trees, the way of life and the people. She has made painting after painting and people loved and purchased them all. It was there that she truly fell in love with wine, and an informal training began full of blind tastings groups, studying flavors and prolific note taking on all of it. Meanwhile, she founded a successful design firm building websites and creating graphics. She continued to paint and sell art. She eventually found her way into the Napa Valley, and her life was changed forever.

With her background in art and design, and her passion for wine,  Ruby Kurant her own small label was born. In appreciation of her love for Chateneuf du Pape, she produced 400 cases of The Archer, a sassy Rhone blend from Napa Valley featuring her own art on the label which is now sold out.  Her second release was a grenache, and is now sold out. The  current release is more of the same with another original painting showcased on the bottle.

Daily Decadence is her first book, unless you count The Red Thread: 20 Years of Love Words, which she penned, printed and bound by hand and gave away with each purchase from her painting series The Passion Ponies

“Daily Decadence” is a book about romance, love of food, wine, horses, travel and life.

 “Daily Decadence will remind you to stop for a moment and focus your awareness softly, opening your senses in all directions to take in your own dazzling world, renewed and enlived.”

 Sherri writes the wonderful blog, “Daily Decadence Blog” about life and cooking that you simply must check out.

You can purchase “Daily Decadence” on Sherri’s website.  It is also available at

Would you like to win a copy of this book?


I am pleased to be able to give away one copy of “Daily Decadence” to one reader who loves a little spicy story with their recipes!  😉


To enter this giveaway, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.

You may garner additional entries by:


  1. Liking Daily Decadence on Facebook.
  2. Following Ruby Kurant Wine on Twitter.


This giveaway will run from today (Wednesday, November 14, 2012) until Monday, November 19, 2012 at 5pm Pacific Time.

The winner will be notified by email.


Good luck to all!!!




45 Responses to “Review and Giveaway! “Daily Decadence: The Art of Sensual Living” by Sherri Dobay”

  1. Looks like an interesting book. I’m in!

  2. WOW this is going to a great addition to my cookbook library!

  3. With a 1 year old sensual living is a thing of the past, I would love to read this cookbook to get some if it back!

  4. I love everything this book is about! My boyfriend and I love cooking together and this book would make things extra intersting for sure!

  5. This looks like a book I would thoroughly enjoy!

  6. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this book….thank you for the free giveaway……!!!!

  7. I would love to read and have friends in mind to also get them copies for gifts if I like it! Thanks for the chance to win THIS book!

  8. I also LIKED Daily Decadence on FB.

  9. I would love this cookbook. I want one.

  10. i want this cookbook!!!

  11. Nice addition to my cookbook collection :)

  12. I would ‘like’ this on Facebook, but I don’t have Facebook. LOL So I’m doing things the old fashioned way. :)

  13. Sounds like a fun and educational read!

  14. Sounds like a fun and interesting read to me!

  15. Sounds like a great book!

  16. I love “how to” books with a story theme & would really like to win this one!

  17. I also liked on facebook!

  18. Oh yeah, I could use a read like this

  19. sounds interesting!

  20. Sounds interesting. I would love to read this book.

  21. I also liked on Facebook!

  22. I would love to read this book. I am a psych nurse and sometimes my mind just gets so tired I forget to enjoy life’s little pleasures. Thank you for this offer

  23. Sounds interesting!

  24. Liking Daily Decadence on Facebook.

  25. Following Ruby Kurant Wine on Twitter.

  26. Ok, throw my name in the shuffle for this one.

  27. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Liked on FB!

  29. Followed on Twitter!

  30. This book sounds wonderful.

  31. Sounds interesting.

  32. this book sounds great!

  33. I would LOVE to have this book. Thanks!

  34. I love Sherri’s new book!! Cheers & follow @Lirvine98 :)too!!

  35. Sounds really nice!

  36. I have always loved looking at all the beautiful labels and bottles when going up and down the wine aisles. I would love to be able to make my own brand of wine and use my art for the labels! What a dream :)



  39. What a great idea!

  40. I collect cookbooks this looks unique in the vast sea of authors sharing their ideas for your next quick meal and not much more. Thanks a million!

  41. I could use a lesson on slowing down to enjoy cooking!

  42. I want to enjoy making food too! (I enjoy eating other people’s good food but am bored with my own).

  43. Would love to read the book

  44. Like on Facebook

  45. Following on Twitter