What could be better than walking along the beach with a good book and a
refreshing glass of white wine? Well today I bring you just that; a book that
takes place on the beach and a wine that has a very bitchy name from Africa.
So sit back and get your toes in the sand and get ready to be taken for a wild ride.
The book is August Moon by Tammy Morea and is a summer
romance that takes place in a beach side town in Long Beach.
During her senior year of high school Raven has to move to a new town. Moving can be hard for anyone but if you don’t know anyone, it can be really hard to make new friends. But not for Raven. She meets the very handsome Quinn O’Shea, a blond surfer and lifeguard on the beach. You might be asking is this where the romance starts? Yes and no. There are a lot of bumps along the way for these two young lovers. This love story turns into heartbreak when Raven is unknowingly used as a pawn, in a turn of disastrous events, caused by Quinn’s older brother. Quinn has to do the hardest thing he will ever do,
to protect his one true love.
“What do you do when the one who broke your heart is the only one who can fix it?”
Now onto the wine.
I have four wines to bring you today; three white wines and one red wine.
First on the list is Pinot Grigio 2011, with a refreshing and clean taste and fruit aromas. It’s the perfect beach sipping wine. With low acidity and flavors of peach and lime and with a hint of pineapple it is very versatile with many types of food, such as light
Pasta, or grilled fish or a watermelon sorbet.
Second on the list is Sauignon Blanc 2013. It is light with just a hint of tropical passion fruit and spicy pepper flavors. This wine is the one to enjoy while you are cooking up some great summer dishes, such as fresh seafood and oysters with a white wine sauce.
It also goes great with grown up mac & cheese.
Last on the white wine list is Chardonnay 2013. Now we all know how much I love a good glass of Chardonnay. This one is full of flavor and perfect when you want a wine with a little more body they the rest. With very little acidity and flavors of green apple and lime with a hint of lemongrass, it’s perfect with bolder food such as lemon and sage grilled chicken and wild caught salmon. You can’t go wrong with this wine.
Last on the list is the only red wine in this group, Red Blend 2011. This one packs a punch, with a blend of 75% Shiraz 20% Mourvedre and 5% Viognier. This wine has a big bold body and spicy flavors, such as berry and plums, tobacco and jalapeno.
With light smooth tannins this wine pairs well with food like Barbeque ribs, or spicy sausages, or grilled veggies.
So hit the beach with a glass and your book and fall in love!