It’s National Wine Day! To celebrate, we chose three of our books to pair with three wines. Our wine buying criteria:
- Wide availability
- At or under $10
19 Crimes Shiraz with The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
We LOVE all these wines. A friend who hates chardonnay likes their chardonnay. Crista has gone up to strangers in the wine shop to recommend it. We’ve paired this with a selection of short stories in which men do unspeakable things.
“Criminally intense vanilla aromatics are balanced with ripe raspberry and plum fruits. Full and round bright-red wine with crimson hues give way to subtle sweetness on the palate.”
Apothic Red with Dark Tales by Shirley Jackson
It seems sensible to pair a short story collection with a nice blend. Lovely with a meal or on its own, this wine is a sure bet to bring along to any occasion: a dinner with friends, a book club meeting—even a cat adoption party.
“A masterful red blend wine featuring rich Zinfandel, smooth Merlot, flavorful Syrah, and bold Cabernet Sauvignon. These unique elements come together to create a red blend with layers of dark red fruit complemented by hints of vanilla and mocha.”
Raimat Saira Albariño withWhite is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
It’s white wine season for sure and this is so crisp! So light! So refreshing! With a title like White is for Witching, we obviously had to choose a nice white and this one is absolutely our new favorite.
“Fresh, citrus sensation in mouth at first, becoming more voluminous midway and with a long and refreshing finish dominated by white flowers and melon.”