This time of year is when cuddling up with a loved one, a fur buddy, or with friends is especially appropriate. It's also a time when you might be in the mood for delving into an adventurous romance or a classic love story.
Thanks to our friends at Penguin Publishing Group, you can follow our hearts below for a few reads and wine recommendations (obviously!) of this kind for any Valentine. Enjoy!
Emma: Jane Austen said, “It's such a happiness when good people get together.” So, grab your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and snuggle up with Austen’s classic, Emma, a sparkling comedy of love and marriage. Nothing delights Emma Woodhouse more than interfering in the romantic lives of others. And we bet nothing with delight you more than curling up with this witty, charming novel and an equally complex and delicious wine, like The Independent Zinfandel.
Text Me When You Get Home: If you’re forgoing the standard V-Day celebrations this year and opting for time with the gals, look no further than journalist Kayleen Schaefer’s Text Me When You Get Home. This great read celebrates female friendship and the soulmates, girl squads, and chosen families that come with it. Open a bottle of Wonderful Wine Co. White Blend and just like a good friend, this bright, aromatic wine will make your day. And don’t forget to raise a glass to your pals!
The Rom-Com Lovers
Bridget Jones’s Diary: If there is a more perfect read for the rom-com set this Valentine’s Day, we haven’t found it. Helen Fielding’s heroin has the perfect blend of flighty charm, existential gloom, and endearing self-deprecation. This international sensation is best paired with Ruza Rosé Cans. Pour yourself a glass and laugh along with Bridget’s relatable, yet sometimes outrageous, escapades.
The Wedding Date: It all starts when Alexa Monroe agrees to go to a wedding with Drew Nichols, a man she’s just met while being stuck in an elevator. Jasmine Guillory’s debut novel brims with humor, charm and the kind of romance that makes you want to pop open the bubbly. We suggest pouring yourself a glass of Finke’s Widow Barrel-Aged Chardonnay as you follow Alexa and Drew on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century–or towards happily ever after.
The Immortalists: You’ll be swept away this Valentine’s Day by our first-ever quarterly book club pick. Chloe Benjamin’s New York Times bestseller probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. Get lost in this dazzling, magical family love story with a chilled glass of Outer Sounds Sauvignon Blanc in your hand.