Romance Novels And Wine

Wine, great views of San Francisco, love stories, romance novels and
a witty character. How could this be possible?

Today I bring you a wine and book pairing like none other. The book is
Screwdrivered by Alice Clayton. It’s her third installment in the cocktail series.

Viv Franklin is tough as nails. She lives in Philadelphia. One day her world is turned upside down when she gets a call from an Attorney saying that her Great Aunt has left her a mansion in the countryside of San Francisco. Even though everyone in her life doesn’t think this is a good idea, Viv grabs her life by
the reins and charges into a new chapter in her life.

She is not like normal girls. She has a love affair with romance novels but little does she know she’s about to step into her own love triangle when she meets a very handsome cowboy and a very nerdy and good-looking librarian.
She’s faced with the decision; which one to choose?

Should she go for the rugged horseback riding Cowboy or will she choose the nerdy glasses wearing handsome Librarian? You’re going to have to read the book to find out because I’m not the one to kiss and tell!

Now on to the wine.

Owners Kent and Shauna Rosenblum are a father and daughter winemaking team committed to limited production winemaking geared to their tastes and sense of fun and adventure. Kent brings over 35 years of wine-making experience and daughter Shauna literally grew up in the cellar. After building Rosenblum Winery from a 400 to a 250,000-case producer, Founder/Winemaker Kent Rosenblum sold the winery in 2008, and then started up Rock Wall Wine Co, with Shauna, as winemaker. “We wanted to go back to a family business
that focused on great wines and having a good time,” says Kent.
Shauna spent her childhood in wineries and vineyards where she has worked and learned all the facets of the winemaking business. Shauna has a Master’s degree in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute . As an undergraduate, she became very interested in chemistry through the ceramics glaze making process. She realized the crossover in the ceramics and winemaking processes as far as chemistry, and it became very clear that her father had been grooming her to be a part of the family business her whole life.

My favorite out of the two wines is their white wine, 2012 Chardonnay from the Russian River valley. We all know that my favorite wine to drink is chardonnay.
Well this one takes the cake. With flavors of soft sugar cookie
and mango with a hint of pineapple on the nose. I would pair this
wine with fruit cake and grilled salmon with sage.

Second on the list is 2012 Pinot Noir from the Russian River valley. If I ever do drink red wine I always go for a good flavorful Pinot Noir. This one is a mouthful of flavors. It pack’s a punch with flavors of caramel, strawberry, and white pepper followed by black currant and cherry on the nose with a hint of rose petal. I would pair this wine with BBQ steak with a strawberry glaze and grilled chicken with lemon.



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