Books best suited for Thanksgiving weekend sippage, selected by our friends at Penguin. *Special offer below
The Thanksgiving season is a time for gathering groups of people—loved ones, young ones, tricky ones... the gang’s all here! Regardless of what your holiday weekend has in store, we’re always grateful for some time tucked away with a glass of wine and good book in hand. Better yet if the book offers some seasonally-inspired insight, right? Read on for a few favorite pairings of wines ’n reads perfect for any feasting-induced quiet time.
Little Women | Louisa May Alcott said, “Some books are so familiar that reading them is like being home again,” (and we think the same goes for wine!). This season is the perfect time to revisit her iconic novel Little Women and escape into the life and adventures of the beloved March family. And the best way to revisit is with an equally pleasing wine, like this light-bodied white from Winc: the 2016 Capuchon Grenache Blanc, that’s as textured as the resilient March sisters. We advise having an extra glass on hand to make it through the re-hash of the timeless Laurie vs. Professor Bhaer debate you’ll inevitably get into with your own sisters.
This Is Where I Leave You | When four adult siblings are reunited by the death of their father, dysfunction ensues. Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You is a riotously funny, emotionally raw, and relatable novel about the ties that bind—whether we like it or not. Equally heartbreaking and side-splitting, this read is best paired with a bold yet balanced glass of red. To keep you company during the highs and lows of this touching story is the 2016 Sans Script Petit Verdot, a wine that is made with a similar spirit of saying goodbye to the status quo and going with your heart and intuition.
Little Fires Everywhere | Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere is a riveting novel about the intertwined fates of two families—the picture-perfect Richardson family and the enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. This engrossing suburban drama pairs perfectly with a glass of the complex 2016 Forma de Vida Tempranillo, a wine that’s also about weaving two seemingly opposite forces together—Old World style with a New World flare—to make something even better.
Wherever You Go, There They Are | Annabelle Gurwitch’s Wherever You Go, There They Are is a funny and insightful essay collection about the families we have and the families we choose. It’s the perfect read for this time of year– no matter who is gathered around your table. Pop open a bottle of the quirky, medium-bodied 2016 Brethren of the Road Valdiguie and take a journey through these equally unique stories.
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