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5 Wine-and-Book Pairings for Fall 2019

When you’re browsing a liquor store in downtown Vancouver, you’re likely not thinking about which books you’ll pair with your favourite wine. However, curling up with a great bottle and a new book is one of the coziest ways to spend cold fall evenings.

Below are five new releases you’re sure to love along with wines to pair them with.

  1. The Art of Theft – Sherry Thomas

The fourth installment of Sherry Thomas’ Lady Sherlock series promises to be an exciting romp with Charlotte Holmes, faithful Mrs. Watson and a host of other interesting figures, including the infamous Moriarty.

Pair this novel with an indulgent dessert wine such as port or Madeira to pay homage to Miss Holmes’ love of sweets.

  1. The Testaments – Margaret Atwood

This book is the long-awaited sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. Set 15 years after the close of the first story, three women from Gilead pick up the narrative threads in order to offer closure to fans who were left plagued with questions.

Immerse yourself in the iron-fisted theocracy of Gilead by sipping a dry, bracing red wine such as Sangiovese.

  1. Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To – David Sinclair

Genetics professor and longevity expert David Sinclair explores the biological mechanisms that determine how humans age in this new release. His vision for humanity is to live a long and healthy life by manipulating the aging process through science and technology.

Try a robust red wine like Syrah from a liquor store in Vancouver that’s rich in healthy polyphenols and flavonoids while you read Sinclair’s case for longevity.

  1. Over the Top – Jonathan Van Ness

Jonathan Van Ness is a beloved star of the television show Queer Eye, and this heartwarming memoir gives fans a glimpse into his formative years. He shares his struggles with bullying, ridicule and trauma and how he overcame them to become “the radiant human he is today.”

Grab a glass of something sweet, bubbly and a little over-the-top such as pink Moscato or Spumante to enjoy with his story.