Stoneleigh New Zealand wine recommends great books for the summer

Stoneleigh New Zealand wine recommends great books for the summer

Admit it.  Book Clubs are really Wine Clubs in disguise.  It’s a great group of friends sharing a great bottle of wine and catching up on everyone’s busy lives.  And maybe talking about the book you’ve been reading, just to maintain the illusion.
For your next “Book Club” meeting, why not try some of these fantastic wine and book pairings.  We also recommend these for when you want a relaxing night at home to catch up on some well deserved “me time”.

By Yann Martel
An astonishing and original new novel by the author of Life of Pi that begins when a famous author receives a mysterious letter from a taxidermist.

Try Stoneleigh Pinot Noir, a fresh wine from New Zealand with soft, red berry fruit flavours and a lingering fruit sweetness. A wine of elegance and finesse that matches perfectly with this complex novel.

By Annabel Lyon
The Canadian novel nominated for every major literary award in 2009 is now in paperback — an achingly beautiful book that answers the question: What would it have been like to sit at the feet of the legendary philosopher Aristotle?

An award-winning wine for an award-winning book!  Try Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc, which scored 90 points in Wine Spectator in 2008 and 2009.  A vibrant varietal, this Sauvignon Blanc has notes of pink grapefruit, passionfruit and a complex minerality.

By Giada De Laurentiis
The queen of cuisine, Food Network star and bestselling author returns with a collection of family recipes from Italy and California.

How about pairing Stoneleigh Chardonnay with one of Giada’s recipes? This wine has nuances of ripe citrus, nectarine and melon, with a fine layer of oak complexity. Stoneleigh Chardonnay pairs well with white meat, pasta and seafood.

Random House of Canada and Stoneleigh New Zealand Wines have partnered together 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, is a one-stop destination for wine and book lovers. Your wine rack, or your bookshelves, need never be empty again!


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