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"


The Ten Thousand Doors of January
By Alix E. Harrow

In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place.

Then she finds a strange book. A book that carries the scent of other worlds, and tells a tale of secret doors, of love, adventure and danger. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and January discovers a story increasingly entwined with her own. read more


The Secrets We Keep
By Lara Prescott
At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world--using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, and under Sally's tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops, and invisibly ferry classified more