Book Club and wine - could their be a better pairing?

What's Book Club without a little wine or drink pairing? No worries, we will provide a few ideas for you here!

We are here to help! (Tough job, but someone's gotta do it, right?)

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February 2011’s BB Book Club Book Pick:
The Radleys By Matt Haig

When you are a vampire abstaining from blood on moral reasons, you have to find some tastey blood substitutes. But instead of a puree of raw meat, how about you go for something yummier...

Follow this fun and easy recipe for a "Vampire Blood Drink" and share with your book club!


1 gallon cranberry juice
1 gallon orange juice
1 cup raspberry sorbet
1 quart seltzer


Mix the juices together.
Add the sorbet, softened, and stir until it disappears. Add the seltzer.
Pour into glasses and stir with Glow Sticks swizzle sticks.

Past Wine Pairings:
(All wine & drink pairings can be found in the book page's "Food & Wine Pairings" tab.)

The Fitgerald" or Gin Rickey 
for "Thieves of Manhattan"

Sparkling Cider 
for "Looks Easy Enough"

Cabernet (North vs. South CA)
for "Walking to Gatlinburg"

for "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"

Pinot Gris Wines
for "Angelology"

Chardonnay Wines
for "Pursuit of Other Interests"

for "Blonde Roots"

Port Wines
for "The Hierophant of 100th Street"

for "The Red Velvet Turnshoe"

for "April & Oliver"

for "The Year of the Flood"

for "The Angel's Game"

  Sweet Girl

Sweet Girl
By Travis Mulhauser
With the heart, daring, and evocative atmosphere of Winter’s Bone and True Grit, and driven by the raw, whip-smart voice of Percy James, a blistering debut about a fearless sixteen-year old girl whose search for her missing mother leads to an unexpected discovery, and a life or death struggle in the harsh frozen landscape of the Upper Midwest.

Filled with the sweeping sense of cultural and geographic isolation of its setting—the hills of fictional Cutler County in northern Michigan—and told in Percy’s unflinching style, Sweetgirl is an affecting exploration of courage, sacrifice, and the ties that bind—a taut and darkly humorous tour-de-force that is horrifying, tender, and hopeful.... read more


The Ramblers
By Aidan Donnelley Rowley
Set in the most magical parts of Manhattan—the Upper West Side, Central Park, Greenwich Village—The Ramblers explores the lives of three lost souls, bound together by friendship and family. During the course of one fateful Thanksgiving week, a time when emotions run high and being with family can be a mixed blessing, Rowley’s sharply defined characters explore the moments when decisions are deliberately made, choices accepted, and pasts reconciled... accomplished, sumptuous novel about fate, loss, hope, birds, friendship, love, the wonders of the natural world and the mysteries of the human spirit. read more