Calling all book and wine lovers—we’re breaking down our four favorite book and wine pairing suggestions for the spring season! Grab a glass, grab your friends, and let’s get reading.
By Wine Guide and Guest Blogger, Julie Posey
The Housemaid, Freida McFadden
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Fiction
Themes: Thriller, Gaslighting, Torture, Murder
Fresh out of prison and desperate for work, Millie lands a housemaid job in a gorgeous mansion working for the wealthy Winchester family. Soon after moving in, all is not as it first appeared. The Housemaid by Freida McFadden is a page turner full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. You will not be able to put this one down! For the full experience, pair it with a full-bodied wine like Zinfandel.
Our 2021 Small Hours, Zinfandel has good weight and feel with jammy notes of raspberry and blackberry. It also packs a punch with 15.38% ABV. The perfect pairing for The Housemaid as you will be reading into the small hours of the night with this book!
Things We Never Got Over, Lucy Score
Genre: Adult Romance, Fiction
Themes: Runaway Bride, Small Town, Love
When Naomi flees her own wedding and arrives in the town of Knockemount, she doesn’t expect to be robbed by her sister and have her eleven-year-old niece left with her to care for. She quickly makes this town her home and meets bad boy Knox. As the old saying goes…opposites attract. Things We Never Get Over by Lucy Score has emotional depth, humor, and some spice that will leave you wanting more!
Pair this book with our 2021, Caballeria de Luna, Spanish White Blend. Another story of opposites attract using both dry wine (Macabeo and Sauvignon Blanc) and sweet wine (Muscat) to create a beautifully crafted blend. This semi-sweet wine has notes of flower, nectarine, and apricot with a citrus hint. The sweet will also pair nicely with the heat in this book.
Spare, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex
Genre: Memoir, Autobiography
Themes: Family, Mental Health, Vulnerability
The death of his mother, his enlistment into the British Army, and meeting the love of his life – Spare, by Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex takes you on a journey through these most memorable times in his life. This book will leave you with so many emotions. A must read that has been at the top of the best-selling charts for weeks.
When it comes to red grapes, there is no variety as noble and significant as Cabernet Sauvignon. Our 2021, Rayado, Cabernet Sauvignon has good length and flavors of black fruit and smokiness. Dressed to impress, just like Prince Harry – Rayado will compliment this book nicely.
Reminders of Him, by Colleen Hoover
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fiction
Themes: Forgiveness, Redemption, Second Chances, Love
The queen of emotional reads, author Colleen Hoover, does it again with Reminders of Him. After five years in prison for a tragic accident, Kenna returns to the town where it all happened hoping to reunite with her four-year-old daughter. Upon her return, she is inexplicably drawn to Ledger, who has deep ties to her past – making things even more complicated. This book will take you on an emotional rollercoaster.
Pair this book up with our 2021 Amico De Penna, Grechetto. This Italian dry white has good acidity with concentrated notes of lemon, lime, peach, and floral aspects. Fun fact: Amico de Penna means “pen pal” in Italian. Kenna’s handwritten letters from prison will be an important piece to this story. Grab some tissues!
Wine + Books + Friends = Happy Life!
There you have it, book lovers! Our top four book and wine pairing recommendations for the spring season. 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.