Wine & Book Pairings for Summer

Wine & Book Pairings for Summer

Calling all book and wine lovers—we’re breaking down our four favorite book and wine pairing suggestions for the summer!

Written by Wine Guide and Guest Blogger, Julie Posey. Follow her on Goodreads! @Julie Posey


The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

  • 4.6 stars on Amazon
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Themes: Adventure, Domestic Violence, Resilience
  • Pairs well: Whiskers, Fine Red Blend


Following the Vietnam war, the Allbright family desires a fresh start and moves to Alaska. They learn to live off the land and navigate the dangers of this new remote life. But soon, Leni realizes that the biggest danger is not in the wild, but within her own home. The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah is an emotional, captivating story that is filled with love, friendship, and heartbreak. The perfect blend to make this book a must read! 

Pair this book up with our perfect red blend, 2021 Whiskers, made with Petit Verdot, Touriga Nacional, Teroldego, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This wine comes out of Lodi, California and has notes of blackberry, black earth, and black pepper.


Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica

  • 4.4 stars on Amazon
  • Genre: Suspense, Fiction
  • Themes: Secrets, Captivity, Disappearances
  • Pairs well: Fissata, Sweet Red

    First Shelby goes missing. Then Meredith and her daughter Delilah go missing shortly after in a once-peaceful community. What happened to them? Are their disappearances intertwined? Local Woman Missing by Mary Kubica will keep you on your toes and is full of twists and turns throughout.

    If I ever go missing, I want my face to be on a wine bottle. Right? Our Fissata, Sweet Red, does just that! This sweet and fizzy beauty is made with Baco Noir, Catawba, and Concord grapes. Pair her up with anything sweet, but my personal favorite is a chocolate covered strawberry. Yum!

    Never Lie by Freida McFadden

  • 4.4 stars on Amazon
  • Genre: Psychological Thriller, Fiction
  • Themes: Plot Twist, Secret Room, Flashbacks
  • Pairs Well: Peekaboo, Chardonnay

    While house hunting, a violent winter storm traps newlyweds, Tricia and Ethan, in a house full of secrets. Strange things begin to happen during their stay and Tricia even discovers a secret room that may provide answers to the past. Just when you think you have the book figured out, Freida McFadden gives you a twist! Never Lie is a fast-paced, page-turner that will keep you guessing.

    Peekaboo! Is there someone there? Pair this book up with our 2022 Peekaboo, Chardonnay which comes to us from Australia. This wine has oak contact and boasts notes of green apple, lemon, and pineapple.


    Ugly Love, by Colleen Hoover

  • 4.7 stars on Amazon
  • Genre: Contemporary Romance, Fiction
  • Themes: Risks, Love, Heartbreak, Second Chances
  • Pairs Well: Three Hearts, Fizzy Rosè

    Tragedy hit Miles when he was just a teenager and with that he vowed to never love again. But meeting Tate has put that vow at risk. Colleen Hoover tells a story of bravery and triumph over the pain that happens in life in this complex romance, Ugly Love. This quick read contains a wide range of emotions and will leave you wanting more!

    Pair this book up with our 2021, Three Hearts, Fizzy Rosè. With red berry and watermelon notes, this will be the perfect summer sipper! 

    Host your own Wine & Book Club

    There you have it, book lovers! Our top four book and wine pairing recommendations for the summer 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.

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