A Wine and Romance Series Pairing

By: April Hughes


What’s better than sitting down with a cup of coffee and a good book?

-Sitting down with a glass of wine and a good book.

For me, sipping my adult grape juice while reading a novel by one of my favorite authors is the ultimate form of pleasure and contentment. The moment that wine touches my lips and my nose dives into that book is the moment that everything around me ceases to matter- this includes the dishes piling up in the sink, the dog tearing up a roll of toilet paper on the couch, and the kids hurling Legos at each other while duking it out over who’s turn it was to clean out the litter box.

A Wine and Romance Series Pairing: Food isn’t the only thing that pairs well with wine. I have created a list of wines and the novels they pair best with. And the best part? The wine isn’t going to break your bank. After all, I place my money where it matters most- In the books:


Roscato Rosso Dolce

Roscato Rosso Dolce

Roscato Rosso Dolce is a sweet, violet-hued red wine from Northern Italy. It is best paired with a novel from the Love at Stake series by Kerrelyn Sparks. I highly recommend “How to Seduce a Vampire” for the ultimate pairing.





Castello Del Poggio Moscato

Castello Del Poggio Moscato

Castello Del Poggio Moscato is a golden-hued, sweet and aromatic wine from the Province of Asti in northeastern Italy. I would pair this glass of delight with one of the novels from historical romance author Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series. I recommend “An Offer from a Gentleman” to start.





Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel

Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel

Sutter Home’s White Zinfandel is a white wine that is easy to sip and isn’t too sweet. It’s casual and light enjoyment is best paired with the Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy. Pour a glass of this easy beverage while reading the first book in the series titled “The Deal”.





Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio Kris

Pinot Grigio Kris is a crisp, white wine that has a hint of sweetness. I suggest pairing this wine with Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. You can enjoy this beverage while getting your ruggedly-handsome-Scot-in-a-kilt fix.





Merlot Ecco Domani

Merlot Ecco Domani

Merlot Ecco Domani is a rich, smooth red wine with a hint of berries. This full-bodied delight is best paired with Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark. A wine perfect for indulging in these yummy immortals.





Chianti Classico Rocca delle Macie

Chianti Classico Rocca delle Macie

Chianti Classico Rocca delle Macie is a rich and bold red wine from Tuscany, Italy. This fun and enticing glass of wine is best enjoyed while reading Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld series. This wine won’t be the only thing bringing heat to your cheeks when you read “The Darkest Kiss”.




Check out some of my book reviews here!


Also check out my review of the first book of the Eagle Elite Series here! (goes good with any wine)

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