Calling all book and wine lovers—We’re breaking down our six favorite book and wine pairing suggestions for the summer!
The Hotel Nantucket by Elin Hilderbrand
Queen of beach reads, it’s no surprise that Elin Hilderbrand is #1 on our list of favorite summer books. The Hotel Nantucket is Hilderbrand’s latest novel, and it doesn’t fall short of her best-selling repertoire. Full of scandal and packed with drama, this page turner follows multiple storylines and just may be finished in one sitting. For a nautical vibe, pair this seasonal delight with a sweet Rosè!
Our fan favorite Double Date Rosè is a sweet “blush” wine so unique, you won’t find anywhere but Traveling Vineyard! Pale pink to salmon in color, we crafted Double Date Rosé to be one of the most delicious, accessible and affordable wines we carry. Paired with Elin Hilderbrand, it’s pure summertime bliss!
Taste: My Life through Food by Stanley Tucci
Food, family, and celebrity—Taste: My Life through Food by Stanley Tucci has everything that we need. Endearing and balanced, Tucci’s tales from an Italian-American upbringing will leave you insatiable for more.
As the saying goes—What grows together, goes together! Pair this charming memoir with an Italian wine, like our latest 2020 Porticina, Malvasia.
A silver award winning wine hailing from Abruzzo, Italy, Porticina comes from a vineyard that was founded in 1964 and has been certified organic for more than 25 years. A clean and delightful classic—Just like the author, Stanley Tucci.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Brilliant and addicting, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid is the book that people cannot stop talking about. Unveiling the confessions of a classic film actress on her deathbed, you’re sure to fall in love—more than just once.
A flirtatious light read, enjoy The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo with a juicy bottle of Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir.
We’d suggest pairing this zesty novel with our newest release— Jitterbug, Sauvignon Blanc—as a nod to the golden age of Hollywood.
Our latest Jitterbug is a pretty Sauvignon Blanc that plays up California’s fruity style and succulent freshness. It’s delicious and versatile in style, just like Ms. Evelyn Hugo herself.
It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
Lasting 58 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list, Colleen Hoover’s It Ends with Us is an emotionally charged romance fiction that’s heartbreakingly powerful from the get-go.
Well-written with complex and deeper meanings, It Ends with Us pairs nicely with a comforting red like Merlot or Syrah. Try cozying up to this compelling read with a glass of Tanglerose, Backyard Red Lot 22A.
Even though our latest Tanglerose release is complex and layered, it’s light on its feet and very easily sippable. It’s a bright blend of mostly Merlot with Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and a dash of Pinot Noir. With a kick of smoke and spice, both Tanglerose and It Ends with Us are sure to compliment each other nicely.
Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
For those who prefer mystery, suspense, and unpredictable twists, The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides is the book for you.
Centered around the puzzling story of an artist who’s fallen resiliently silent after her husband’s murder, The Silent Patient is dramatic, dark and sure to leave your heart racing. For the full experience, pair it with a more full-bodied wine like Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Cab that’s stealing our heart? Our 2020 Heist, Cabernet Sauvignon, of course! Heist tends towards a smoother and more graceful Cabernet Sauvignon, much like a Bordeaux from southern France—accessible yet refined, bringing together the twin pleasures of ripe fruit and purity. Pair it with The Silent Patient, and you’ll become surprisingly speechless, too.
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry was suggested to us by a very lovely librarian, and she totally hit the mark! Packed with travel, quirky humor, and contemporary romance, you’ll be sure to finish this heartwarming tale in no time.
For a fabulous glow to match, pair this page turner with a fizzy wine spritzer or a sweet red blend. Luckily, we have both!
Try enjoying People We Meet on Vacation with our absolute fan favorite, Fissata Red! Fizzy, fruity, and fabulous, this sweet red blend is our #1 selling wine week-after-week for a reason. It’s sweet, delicious, and addicting, just like Poppy and Alex’s relationship from Henry’s adorably touching novel.
There you have it, book lovers! Our top six book and wine pairing recommendations for the summer. Looking to have even more fun? Host your own book club-themed wine tasting event with Traveling Vineyard, for free! Learn more and get connected with a Wine Guide today.