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Book (Wine) Club

A match made in literary heaven: a good read with a smooth glass of fine wine. Be the star of the next book club meet-up with a bestseller in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. Here are some cant-put-down titles with sommelier approved pairings. Cheers!

February 26th, 2021

BECOMING
Michelle Obama
A memoir of the former First Lady, Michelle Obama’s first tell-all brings a deep perspective into the personal life, challenges and life-changing opportunities faced when the world begins watching your every move. From a Chicago-born lawyer to becoming the First Lady, it’s an inspiring and moving page-turner that will give you an insider’s look into the life of arguably the most progressive First Lady of our time.

WINE PAIRING
One of British Columbia’s leading winery founders, Christine Coletta of Okanagan Crush Pad has designed the Narrative series to highlight what the Okanagan does best: terroir driven wines made exclusively from Okanagan grown grapes.


DARE TO LEAD
Brené Brown
Shake up the boardroom with this bold, insightful, and awakening guide to practices that guide courage and leadership in the workplace. Brené Brown’s impactful steps will lead you to tackle tough conversations, build and foster leadership by taking risks, and develop skills that aren’t defined by scarcity, but by traits that will build courage and connection in the workplace and beyond.

WINE PAIRING
Pair this with a glass of unmistakably bold Col du Soleil Célestiale Cabernet Sauvignon.


CAT + NAT’S MOM TRUTHS
Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer
It’s true what they say—it takes a village. In the case of best friend duo Cat and Nat, it takes a book full of uncomfortably raw and honest advice, supported by tried-and-tested embarrassing stories, to share the real life struggles of modern day motherhood.

WINE PAIRING
It’s time for a Chardonnay soirée. Grab your best gal pals and a bottle of Dilemma by Culmina Family Estates winery and gab over life’s dilemmas and sagas of momhood.


THE NEW YORK TIMES, 36 HOURS: WORLD EDITION
Follow the best in the travel business with the latest edition of The New York Times, 36 Hours World. When you only have a short period of time in each destination, leave it to the experts to highlight the must-see, do’s, and eats that will shape your trip full of postcard-worthy experiences.

WINE PAIRING
While travel fuels the soul, wine sings its praises. The light and refreshing Domaine de Triennes Rosé from Provence is the perfect sipper as you plan—or daydream—your next getaway.


A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE 5-BOOK SERIES
George R.R. Martin
When you’re missing your Sunday night couch session with Jon Snow and the Lannister clan, let your mind wander back to where it all began. This larger than-life fantasy series is full of complicated family relationships and characters, royalty and tragedy at every turn, all in fight for the Iron Throne.

WINE PAIRING
What better pairing than its namesake red blend made in celebration of the final season of the show. Pour a glass of GOT red and get lost in the unforgiving mountains of Westeros, as if winter was coming.


THE TESTAMENTS
Margaret Atwood
If you’re a fan of The Handmaid’s Tale and can’t wait to hear what happens next, the wait is over. Atwood’s sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped in to the unknown. All you were hoping, and then some, rounds out this hot new release sure to be the talk around the water cooler.

WINE PAIRING
Indulge in a glass of the dark and dramatic Manoir de la Tête Rouge, Bagatelle, Cabernet Franc, translating to ‘house of the red head.’


NINE PERFECT STRANGERS
Lianne Moriarty
Coming off the smashing hit of Big Little Lies, Lianne Moriarty hits the mark once again with her latest page turner, Nine Perfect Strangers. As complete strangers embark on a remote wellness resort for their own personal journeys, they encounter the unexpected, make personal connections, and are faced with a 10 day retreat together in the remote wilderness of Australia where virtually anything could happen.

WINE PAIRING
Lay out all your Dirty Laundry with a glass of their Hush Rosé, the winery’s signature bright and balanced blend of Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet with a combined cold soak of Pinot Gris.

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