Is there any better plan than taking refuge from the bad autumn weather with an interesting book and a glass of wine? Today we bring you six somewhat different pairings, to accompany that reading time with organic wine for all tastes. If you have other suggestions, you can always follow us on Instagram or Facebook and let us know your thoughts.
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«Pride and Prejudice» + Viognier
In addition to being Jane Austen’s most popular novel, it is also one of the best known novels in English literature, an honor it has not earned by chance. It follows the evolution of the two main characters, Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, as they mature and overcome their preconceived ideas about each other.
Nothing better than a Viognier to accompany the relaxed and poetic rhythm of this novel, with a soft mouthfeel, citrus fruit notes and a floral touch that fits perfectly.
«The Shadow of the Wind» + Chardonnay
This 2020 the world lost a great writer with the death of Carlos Ruiz Zafón, who left us with great novels such as this tetralogy of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books. This novel is the first in the series, telling the story of Daniel Sempere, a young man obsessed with finding the lost books of a mysterious writer.
A full-flavoured, fresh Chardonnay can easily accompany this reading, with fruity aromas and good acidity on the palate.
«Little Women» + Rosé
Although it is back in the news thanks to the 2019 film adaptation by Greta Gerwig, Louisa May Alcott’s novel already enjoyed enormous popularity since its publication in 1868. The book follows the adventures of four sisters during their adolescence, with the Civil War in the United States as the backdrop.
The aromas of red fruits and citrus touches of a rosé wine can be a good choice to accompany such an endearing reading.
«On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft» + Tempranillo
For those in the mood to read something non-fiction, we recommend this autobiography by Stephen King, which recounts the experiences of one of the world’s most renowned horror authors.
A Tempranillo of pleasant aromatic intensity is perfect to accompany these personal stories of the prolific author.
«Neverwhere» + Tempranillo + Petit Verdot
From author Neil Gaiman, winner of several literary awards, comes this fantastic novel about a subterranean London, hidden in the subsoil of the city, and inhabited by strange creatures with unknown powers.
We suggest pairing a fantasy reading like this one with a young red wine, with notes of red fruits, soft tannins and long in the mouth.
«1984» + Graciano + Cabernet Sauvignon
Written by George Orwell in 1949, it is one of the most recognized dystopian fiction novels. 1984 popularized terms as common today as “Big Brother”.
A reading like this, deeper and more reflective, would be well paired with an aged red wine, with aromas of spice, vanilla and dried fruit, as well as soft tannins and a long finish.