Perfect Pairings: Wine and Books for the Modern Bibliophile

As wine enthusiasts and avid readers know, there’s something magical about savouring a glass of wine while diving into the pages of a captivating book.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the delightful fusion of modern and contemporary literature with carefully selected wines. Drawing inspiration from popular wine-related search keywords in the UK and US, we’ll recommend enchanting Wine and Books pairings from xtraWine’s extensive catalogue. Get ready to embark on a literary and vinous adventure! If you are looking for a more in-depth study, you can read the article “Literary Pairings: Celebrating Book Authors Who Found Inspiration in Wine“.

Wine and Books
Wine and Books

“The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald – Champagne

Step into the glamorous world of the 1920s with Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. As you immerse yourself in the dazzling parties and complex characters, raise a glass of elegant Champagne. Its effervescence mirrors the vibrancy of Jay Gatsby’s extravagant soirées. Consider trying the Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé for a touch of luxury and celebration.

Wine books champagne

“The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho – Malbec

Coelho’s philosophical novel takes readers on a transformative journey of self-discovery. Pair this introspective narrative with a robust Malbec, known for its deep flavours and bold character. Explore the rich notes of dark fruits and hints of spice found in an Argentine Malbec like the Achaval-Ferrer Finca Bella Vista for an experience that mirrors the book’s depth and exploration.

Wine and Books

“The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins – Pinot Noir

Engross yourself in Hawkins‘ gripping psychological thriller while sipping on a glass of silky Pinot Noir. This grape variety’s nuanced flavours and delicate structure align perfectly with the twists and turns of the narrative. Consider a delightful Burgundy such as the Domaine Louis Jadot Gevrey-Chambertin for a captivating and suspenseful reading experience.

Wine and Books pinot noir

“Big Little Lies” by Liane Moriarty – Sauvignon Blanc

Moriarty’s compelling novel set in a beachside community calls for a refreshing companion. The lively and crisp nature of a Sauvignon Blanc echoes the vibrant dynamics among the characters. Sample a vibrant New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc like the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc for an invigorating reading experience.

“Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan – Riesling

Indulge in the glitz and glamour of the Singaporean elite with Kwan’s hilarious and extravagant tale. Pair this delightful romp with a lively Riesling, known for its refreshing acidity and aromatic profile. Consider the Dr. Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Spätlese for a touch of sweetness and a perfect balance to the book’s lavishness.

Wine and Books riesling

What are you waiting for?

 Immerse yourself in the world of literature and wine with these carefully curated pairings. Whether you’re captivated by the Jazz Age, embarking on a transformative journey, or getting caught up in thrilling mysteries, there’s a wine waiting to elevate your reading experience. Explore our very own xtraWine’s extensive catalogue to discover these wines and many more

Cheers to the delightful union of words and wines, as they make us travel through the realms of imagination and flavour!


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