Just a Tipple: Booze with Literary Flair, Part 2

Kristen Twardowski

To ring in the start of 2017, what is better than a book related beverage? (Lots of things probably, but I can only help with the drinks.) If you are less a bookish beer person and more of a wine fancier, this post is for you. I’m highlighting just a few wines that have in one way or another been inspired by literature.

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bottle-passion-has-red-lips.pngAustralian winery Some Young Punks uses book covers from the pulp fiction of the early 20th century as inspiration for its wines. Passion Has Red Lips, a Shiraz-Cabernet blend, borrows the cover of Lauren Beauchamp’s Sin on Wheels.

Quixote_StagsLeap_Block12_PetiteSirah_2012_web.pngOr perhaps you prefer more classic literature. In that case, you can pick up a bottle from Quixote Winery. Inspired in part from Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote, these Cabertnet Sauvignons, Petite Sirahs, Malbecs, and more all have a touch of…

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2017 Witches & Witchcraft Reading Challenge

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