The Saucy Sisters, Barbara Wichman Nowak and Beverly Wichman, are siblings, best friends, frequent dining partners…and barstool companions. Whether it’s in front of a camera, behind a microphone, before live groups or on a printed page, they bring their sense of humor and food and beverage knowledge to audiences nationwide.
For ten years, they were the creators, hosts and producers of a radio show, Sauced!, where they were known for their lively banter, colorful opinions and everywoman perspective.
Their personalities translate to their written work as well. They’re the authors of The Saucy Sisters Guide to Wine – What Every Girl Should Know Before She Unscrews, the earlier What Every Girl Should Know Before She Uncorks (Penguin), The Everything Wine Book (Adams Media), Best Places to Eat in Nashville and Cook It Right.
The sisters have been columnists for Mature Lifestyles and Brentwood Home Page and have contributed articles on food, wine and entertaining for such publications as Wine Adventure Magazine, Coastal Living Magazine, Swirl Wine News and Complete Woman.
On the release of their first wine book, the sisters put their creative marketing skills to work. They bought a van for one dollar, had it painted purple, packed it with books and wine and took off for a three-month promotional adventure around the country. After hundreds of book signings, radio and television interviews, wine tastings and personal appearances (and 13,000 miles), they pulled their Grapemobile back into Barbara’s Franklin, Tennessee driveway where, only recently, it succumbed to old age.
To launch The Saucy Sisters Guide to Wine – What Every Girl Should Know Before She Unscrews, Barbara and Beverly and “friends” set a World Record for “most women unscrewing bottles of wine simultaneously.”
In addition to their work as a team, Barbara was a food columnist for The Tennessean and for four seasons hosted regular cooking segments on HGTV’s Today At Home. Beverly is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and has worked for major US corporations and government institutions including the CIA.