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With summer finally here, avid readers are finding time to unwind and enjoy a good book.  Whether in the backyard, at the beach, or on the dock, summer’s slower pace allows time to tackle that book club reading list.  And what better accompaniment to a compelling story than a cool, crisp white wine, or a complex red?

Stoneleigh® Wines from Marlborough, New Zealand are the Official Wine Partner of Random House of Canada Limited.  Together, they have a range of book recommendations and accompanying wine suggestions.

FEATURED BOOK: Irma Voth by Miriam Toews


From the #1 bestselling author of A Complicated Kindness comes an extraordinary new novel by Miriam Toews that takes readers to a Mennonite community in the Mexican desert. With fiercely tender writing, Irma Voth is a character readers will fall in love with.



SUGGESTED WINE PAIRING

Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc recently won a gold medal at the prestigious Concours Mondial du Sauvignon in Bordeaux. Crisp, with notes of citrus and tropical fruit, it is an excellent accompaniment to white meat, salads or seafood. Serve chilled for the perfect summer aperitif.

 

PAPERBACK PICK: The Passage by Justin Cronin


The international sensation from 2010 is available in paperback for the first time! The Passage is a page-turning blockbuster about a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility that unleashes a chilling military experiment. Stephen King raved, “Read this book and the ordinary world disappears."



SUGGESTED WINE PAIRING

With ripe citrus, melon and nectarine notes and very subtle oak complexity, Stoneleigh Chardonnay is an excellent summer sipper. It’s great on its own and a good complement to fresh salads and grilled chicken or shrimp.

 

LIFESTYLE: All That Is Bitter and Sweet by Ashley Judd


In this deeply moving and unforgettable memoir, Ashley Judd describes her odyssey as an award-winning film and stage actor, the daughter and sister of country-music royalty, and a humanitarian and advocate for those suffering in neglected parts of the world.



SUGGESTED WINE PAIRING

For a complex red wine to ponder while perusing this book, why not try Stoneleigh Pinot Noir? As a match for summer dishes, the wine’s ripe berry flavours and supple texture make it great with grilled salmon or pork with mushroom and red pepper skewers.

 

COOKING: Eva’s Kitchen by Eva Longoria


Eva Longoria may be most recognized for her role on Desperate Housewives, but on her own time, there are few places she would rather be than in the kitchen, cooking the food she loves for her family and friends. In her first cookbook, Eva welcomes you into her kitchen, offering 100 of her favourite dishes.



SUGGESTED WINE PAIRING

As you experiment with the book’s different recipes, why not experiment with different wine pairings? For just a few ideas, pair Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc with seafood dishes, Chardonnay with chicken or cheese-based recipes, and Pinot Noir with grilled meats. Get creative and find your favourite match!

 

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!

Please enjoy our products responsibly.