Stoneleigh New Zealand Wine recommends great books for autumn

Now that the weather has become chilly and people are retreating to the comforts of home, gathering with friends to discuss great books and share a bottle of wine is more appealing than ever.  Some solo reading time with a glass to savour is another cozy way to spend precious free time.

Stoneleigh Wines from Marlborough, New Zealand are the Official Wine Partner of Random House of Canada Limited.  Together, they have a range of book selections to recommend, and accompanying wine suggestions for book clubs large and small…  plenty of food for thought, and nuanced wines to complement good conversation.

THE BEAUTY OF HUMANITY MOVEMENT
By Camilla Gibb

From the bestselling author of Sweetness in the Belly, comes a deeply observed novel set in modern-day Vietnam about a country on the brink of momentous change, and of how family is defined — not always by bloodlines but by the heart.

SUGGESTED WINE PAIRING
Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc is an award-winning example of the Marlborough style.  Crisp, with notes of citrus and tropical fruit, it is an excellent accompaniment to white meat, salads or seafood.

THE YEAR OF THE FLOOD
By Margaret Atwood

The worldwide bestseller is now in paperback — an instant contemporary classic that has been hailed as gutsy, expansive and rich with ideas.

SUGGESTED WINE PAIRING
For a gutsy red wine to accompany this book, why not try Stoneleigh Pinot Noir?  Ripe berry flavours and supple texture make this wine a great match for red meats or any dish with mushrooms.

KITCHEN
By Nigella Lawson

The Domestic Goddess’ glorious new cookbook tells the life story of the kitchen, through the food we eat now and the way we live. Filled with stunning colour photographs and delectable recipes, Nigella proves that the kitchen is still the most important room in the house.

SUGGESTED WINE PAIRING
A flavoursome white to sip while working in the kitchen, Stoneleigh Chardonnay has ripe citrus, melon and nectarine notes, with very subtle oak complexity.  It’s great on its own and a good complement to white meats and creamy pasta dishes.

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WHEN MY WORLD WAS VERY SMALL
By Ruth Rakoff

A powerful memoir of a busy mother dealing with breast cancer with the help of family and friends — an intimate and colourful portrait of life lived to the fullest.

Random House of Canada and Stoneleigh New Zealand Wines have partnered to offer thrilling books and fresh ideas in the categories of fiction, cooking, travel, health and home décor, for readers to savour at home or with a book club.

Four times a year, book recommendations will be featured on neck tags on Stoneleigh bottles at liquor stores across the country and on Random House of Canada’s website, bookclubs.ca.  www.BookClubs.ca/stoneleigh will be a one stop destination for wine and book lovers. Your wine rack, or your bookshelves, need never be empty again!