Books to Enjoy While Drinking Champagne or Sparkling Wine

1st February 2017


Just imagine, getting tucked into a good book with the perfect glass of bubbly in one hand. Just like Champagne and sparkling wine, there are so many different types of books, so there’s surely a perfect pair for whatever you’re reading (or re-reading).

Fun & Light
A bubbly, fruity sparkling wine is in order for these funny, light-hearted stories. Pick up a Prosecco, Cava or a Blanc de Blancs, wrap up on the sofa and be ready to laugh.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams (1979)
Bridget Jones Diary – Helen Fielding (1996)
Make Me Talk Pretty One Day – David Sedaris (2000)

Rosé & Romance
What could go better with a romance novel than a glass of pink bubbly to help the mood? Draw a bath, pour yourself a glass of rosé fizz and envelop yourself in these must-read stories.

Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen (1813)
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks (1996)
The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger (2003)
Missed Connection – K. Larsen & Mara White (2016)

Bold & Adventurous
Stories which are scary or adventurous obviously require a bolder bubbly to keep up. Consider a Blanc de Noirs, Lambrusco, sparkling Shiraz or a classic brut Champagne.

1984 – George Orwell (1949)
(Jame’s Bond) Casino Royale – Ian Fleming (1953)
Coraline – Neil Gaiman (2002)
Lisey’s Story – Stephen King (2006)

Thoroughly British
Of course, a British story needs a British bubbly! Luckily there’s plenty of amazing English and Welsh sparkling wines which are easy to find, even in supermarkets. These wine and books share that wonderful English quality you just can’t find elsewhere.

Wuthering Heights – Emily Brontë (1847)
White Teeth – Zadie Smith (2000)
Cloud Atlas – David Mithcell (2004)
Serious Sweet – A. L. Kennedy (2016)

What’s your go-to book with a glass of bubbly in hand?

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