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

Wednesday, 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!!!