Who says we can’t enjoy a glass of wine while reading our romance books? No one. Wine pairs well with cheese, steak, seafood, and fruit. Heck, now there are wine pairings for cookies. So, why not with books?
So here are just a few thoughts on how I see wine and books being enjoyed together. Of course, you can experiment with your own combinations. And please share your results! We all want to know your fun and daring side. (BTW – if wine isn’t your thing, play around with hot chocolate, or any other beverage. Share with us!
Sweet wines will make that fun, contemporary read much lighter. Laughter will flow from the heroine and you all throughout her story. She is light-hearted and exciting and just wants you to have fun. Of course, her hero is always getting in the way and causing mischief. She needs wine to deal with him and his crazy antics. Indulge in the sweetness of Moscato or Zinfandel.
For the intense suspenseful romance, I would suggest something with a little bite. Those intriguing moments will have you gripping your glass as well as the edge of your seat. Danger lurks around every corner. But your heroine is strong and feisty and needs the boldness of a rich Pinot Grigio or Merlot to deal with the man claiming to be her hero.
Prefer the enticing read of pure romance with a lot of physical interaction between the characters? I believe that would either be a Chardonnay or Malbec for the daring actions, and maybe a Port or Riesling when things are tame. Mix it up a little.
Sweet, sensual, spicy, bold, dry… There are many different wines to fit your palette and style. You don’t have to settle for just one. As we go along, we will dive into all aspects of wine – tannins, taste, reds and whites, and the dreaded wine headache – lol. I have a lot in store for you.
~~~~ Now that I’ve made these brief introductions to wine and book pairings, I will venture into sharing with you books I’ve either read, or am interested in reading, and the wines I will enjoy while getting my book-boyfriend, romance-read fix. And please share your recommendations on either books or wines. I will report back to you all. Be sure to follow my blog so you can get notified when I post something new. GO NOW to the LEAVE A REPLY and enter your email address and click on NOTIFY ME OF NEW POSTS…
Til next time,
Love, hugs, and kisses – Taylor