‘Novel’ Entertainment: Pairing Your Favourite Films, Telly, Music and Books with Wine

The colder weather calls for more nights in, so we have come up with a wine pairing for your entertainment of choice.

Into your books?

  • This is Going to Hurt, Adam Kay. Voted Humour Book of the year, this book gives an insight into the everyday life of a junior doctor. Painfully funny. Definitely don’t want to be drinking red wine with this one, so we recommend Semeli Nassiakos Mantinia Moschofilero (Greece, £11.95).
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Gail Honeyman. The international bestseller centered around the life of an outsider is heartfelt and heart-warming. We like it with a classic winter warmer like Painted Wolf Guillermo Swartland Pinotage (South Africa, £15.95).
  • Origin, Dan Brown. The fifth book in his Da Vinci Code series, this is the ultimate gripping page-turner. Pair with an equally as easily enjoyable wine, like the Terra Tangra Organic Mavrud Blend (Bulgaria, £9.95).

TV Addict?

  • Doctor Who’s new season is coming soon. Whether you’re a neophyte or a loyal follower, we recommend pairing with a sci-fi inspired wine, Eschenhof Holzer Invader Orange (Austria, £16.95).
  • The Apprentice’s new season is also due to be aired shortly. The reality Lord Sugar-wannabees are famous for not being the sharpest of the bunch, but secretly, we love it. We recommend a strong G&T, try our new KWV Kruxland Truffle Gin (South Africa, £36.00)  for that billionaire feel.  
  • Killing Eve. The new BBC spy thriller with two amazing female leads will have you hooked from episode 1. Watch with a glass of deep, juicy red like Bolyki ‘Bull’s Blood’ Bikaver (Hungary, £14.95).

Filmgoer?

  • Johnny English Strikes Again. The world’s most famous spy (the funniest at least) is back, this time dealing with a massive cyber-attack by the hands of a mastermind hacker. Johnny would say no to prosecco and yes to a high-quality English fizz, like Aldwick Jubilate English Brut 2013 Limited Edition (Somerset, £32.95).
  • Bohemian Rhapsody. Love Queen? You’ll love this grandiose celebration of their music, their lives and their most famous performances. Pair with an equally legendary wine, like our Prima Donna Tannat (Uruguay, £19.50).

Radio Aficionado?

  • Hunger, Florence + The Machine. Well actually their whole album, High as Hope is great. Florence Welch’s powerful and emotional voice and eloquent lyrics are the perfect pairing to a sophisticated port like Alves de Sousa Quinta da Gaivosa 10YO Tawny Porto (Portugal, £35.00).
  • Warzone, Yoko Ono. The eclectic artist is back with a new album, which will be released on 19 October. We will be waiting with a bottle of our favourite Japanese wine, Grace Koshu Kayagatake (Japan, £19.95)
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