Attention bookworms! Need a new fall read? These 2020 book and wine pairings are the perfect excuse to curl up with a warm blanket this afternoon. After all, it’s been a strange year. But there are some highly anticipated new releases that just came out and we’ve got to tell you – they do not disappoint.
We believe a Saturday spent curled up with a great book and a great glass of wine is basically the best thing ever. So, why not treat yourself to a quiet afternoon of reading and sipping before the holidays? If you’re looking for a new book to sink your teeth into, check out our five favorite fall 2020 books and wine pairings to match.
1. The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante & Italian Wine
Bestselling author Elena Ferrante is back with a powerful new novel that critics are calling “the literary event of the year.” In The Lying Life of Adults, twelve-year-old Giovanna embarks on a journey of self-discovery after being told that she bears a resemblance to her Aunt Vittoria – who her father despises. Set in Naples, this novel pairs well with a rustic Italian red wine. If you really want to transport yourself into the world of the story, try Aglianico, a red wine with notes of spiced plum and smoke. It’s made in Campania – the wine region where Naples is located.
2. Jack by Marilynne Robinson & Shiraz
Jack, the latest novel from Pulitzer Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson, is a sublime love story set during segregation in which Robinson explores themes of faith, existentialism, and race. This emotional story of an interracial romance pairs well with a bold and substantial red wine like Shiraz. With bold fruity notes of blackberry, plus a hint of tobacco and earthiness, this rich red wine will hold its own next to this powerful novel.
3. Having and Being Had by Eula Biss & Sauvignon Blanc
Having and Being Hadtakes a sharp look at the world we’re living in today and it pairs well with a similarly crisp and acidic wine. With bright fruit notes of citrus and passionfruit,
4. Eartheater by Dolores Reyes & Malbec
5. What Can I Do?: My Path from Climate Despair to Action by Jane Fonda & Sustainable WineLifelong activist and Hollywood star Jane Fonda just released a new book that everyone’s talking about.
What Can I Do?: My Path from Climate Despair to Actionexplores the current climate crisis and outlines the actions that people can take during this critical time. Enjoy this highly relevant guide along with a sustainable wine like
Terraform Red Blend.
In Vino FinitoIf you need help finding wine to pair with your current literary obsession, email us and we can help. Happy reading! .