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5 Books to Read with a Glass of Wine for National Drink Wine Day

5 Books to Read with a Glass of Wine for National Drink Wine Day

5 Books to Read with a Glass of Wine for National Drink Wine Day

1. Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

From the publisher: Newly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing life she has chosen. The story of a young woman’s coming-of-age, set against the glitzy, grimy backdrop of New York’s most elite restaurants, in Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler deftly conjures the nonstop and high-adrenaline world of the food industry and evokes the infinite possibilities, the unbearable beauty, and the fragility and brutality of being young and adrift.

 5 Books to Read with a Glass of Wine for National Drink Wine Day: 1) Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

5 Books to Read with a Glass of Wine for National Drink Wine Day: 1) Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler

Sweetbitter
By Stephanie Danler

2. Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

From the publisher: The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet. Hailed by critics and loved by readers of literary and historical fiction, Beautiful Ruins is the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962...and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later. 

 5 Books to Read with a Glass of Wine for National Drink Wine Day: 2) Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

5 Books to Read with a Glass of Wine for National Drink Wine Day: 2) Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

3. Cork Dork by Bianca

From the publisher: Professional journalist and amateur drinker Bianca Bosker didn’t know much about wine—until she discovered an alternate universe where taste reigns supreme, a world of elite sommeliers who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of flavor. Astounded by their fervor and seemingly superhuman sensory powers, she set out to uncover what drove their obsession, and whether she, too, could become a “cork dork.” 

With boundless curiosity, humor, and a healthy dose of skepticism, Bosker takes the reader inside underground tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, California mass-market wine factories, and even a neuroscientist’s fMRI machine as she attempts to answer the most nagging question of all: what’s the big deal about wine? What she learns will change the way you drink wine—and, perhaps, the way you live—forever.

4. The Billionaire's Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace

From the publisher: The rivetingly strange story of the world's most expensive bottle of wine, and the even stranger characters whose lives have intersected with it.

The New York Times bestseller, updated with a new epilogue, that tells the true story of a 1787 Château Lafite Bordeaux—supposedly owned by Thomas Jefferson—that sold for $156,000 at auction and of the eccentrics whose lives intersected with it. 

Was it truly entombed in a Paris cellar for two hundred years? Or did it come from a secret Nazi bunker? Or from the moldy basement of a devilishly brilliant con artist? As Benjamin Wallace unravels the mystery, we meet a gallery of intriguing players—from the bicycle-riding British auctioneer who speaks of wines as if they are women to the obsessive wine collector who discovered the bottle. 

Suspenseful and thrillingly strange, this is the vintage tale of what could be the most elaborate con since the Hitler diaries. 

 5 Books to Read with a Glass of Wine for National Drink Wine Day: 4) The Billionaire's Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace

5 Books to Read with a Glass of Wine for National Drink Wine Day: 4) The Billionaire's Vinegar by Benjamin Wallace

5. The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick

From the publisher: She’d made it sound as though her husband would be joining them for dinner. She’d made it sound that way on purpose, and then she arrived alone.

Los Angeles, 1934. Mary Frances is young, restlessly married, and returning from her first sojourn in France. She is hungry, and not just for food: she wants Tim, her husband Al’s charming friend, who encourages her writing and seems to understand her better than anyone. After a night’s transgression, it’s only a matter of time before Mary Frances claims what she truly desires, plunging all three of them into a tangled triangle of affection that will have far-reaching effects on their families, their careers, and their lives. 
 
Set in California, France, and the Swiss Alps, The Arrangement is a sparkling, sensual novel that explores the complexities of a marriage and the many different ways in which we love. Writing at the top of her game, Ashley Warlick gives us a completely mesmerizing story about a woman well ahead of her time, who would go on to become the legendary food writer M. F. K. Fisher.

 5 Books to Read with a Glass of Wine for National Drink Wine Day: 5) The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick

5 Books to Read with a Glass of Wine for National Drink Wine Day: 5) The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick

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