January 21, 2016
When the temperature dips and we’re in the heart of a Missouri winter, there’s nothing better than curling up under a cozy, warm blanket with a good book and a glass of wine. Try out these Missouri wine and book pairings for a nice night in.
Norton is undeniably original and complex. These books are a perfect pair.
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (This story is set in Missouri, and you can even catch a cameo of a bottle of Norton in the film adaptation.)
- The World Before Us by Aislinn Hunter
- The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
Chambourcin’s earthy, rich and smooth qualities are perfectly paired with historical fiction.
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
- The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant
- Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral by Mary Doria Russell
Concord is decadent in all the right ways, and is a match made in heaven with love stories.
- Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave (The story is even set in a vineyard.)
- Honeydew: Stories by Edith Pearlman
- The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki
Catawba is sweet, light and fun, an ideal pairing for the young-at-heart reader who enjoys young adult literature.
- Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
- Paper Towns by John Green
- Lungdon (The Iremonger Trilogy) by Edward Carey
Chardonel is a classic Missouri white wine. What better to pair with the classics?
Seyval Blanc is crisp with herbal characteristics, and sidles up nicely to a captivating biography.
- On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks
- Bettyville: A Memoir by George Hodgman
- Lady Alamina and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon
Traminette’s floral notes and unique flavors will help you lose yourself in these fantasy books.
- The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by JH Williams III
- Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
- Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Vidal Blanc is crisp, citrusy and the ideal white wine to pair with books about adventure and culture.
- Only the Strong by Jabari Asim
- The Girl on the Train by Paul Hawkins
- Gutshot: Stories by Amelia Gray
Vignoles’ fruity and bright character pairs well with funny books.
- Why Not Me? By Mindy Kaling
- Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari, Eric Klinenberg
- Selp-Helf by Miranda Sings
Grab a book and a glass of delicious Missouri wine and snuggle in for great escape without leaving the warmth and comfort of your own home.