YA and Wine Pairings for Your Wednesday

I hope your thirsty! Because I’ve got a sneak peek of all my wine recommendations for the books I’ve read, am reading, or will be reading this week!


 My Recommendations for What I’ve Read so Far This Week:


Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

You can attempt to discover the “secrets of the universe” right alongside Aristotle and Dante while sipping on this STUNNING, galactic themed  Caelum Reserva Chardonnay! Check out my full review here!



Roseblood by A.G. Howard

What better wine to pair with a Phantom retelling than this Phantom Wine by Bogle Vineyards?! The label is as haunting and gorgeous as the physical book is! Check out my full review here.


Soulmated by Shaila Patel

Since you’ll all have a new Irish book bae after reading Shaila Patel’s gorgeous debut novel, I recommend pairing it with this Lusca Irish Cabernet Sauvignon. Full review to be posted on 02/02 as part of this beauty’s blog tour!


The Inexplicable Logic of My Life by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Even though I’ve never actually tried this wine, I HAD to pair this book with this El Paso Tempranillo, because El Paso is so critical to this book. Sal’s Mexican-American family is from El Paso, and his family, his roots, they are everything to him. And just like El Paso is a border town, Sal feels that he is a border boy. He’s a white boy adopted into a Mexican-American family. He’s a sweet boy, but an angry boy. He isolates himself, but hates the idea of being left out. El Paso is truly symbolic of Sal himself. Check out my book feature here! Full review to be posted on February 7th.



 My Recommendations for What I’m Reading Now:

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

What better wine to pair with Veronica Roth’s HIGHLY anticipated new novel than this Starry Night Zinfandel. Fantasy meets science fiction in this novel, very much like the Van Gogh painting that inspired this gorgeous bottle of wine.



Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

Only a wine as gorgeous as this Wolffer Estate Summer in a Bottle Rose could be paired with a book whose cover is this STUNNING. I am so incredibly excited to read this book by our lovely local author, Rosalyn Eves!


 My Recommendations for What I’m Reading Next:


Definitions of Indefinable Things by Whitney Taylor


I recommend pairing this awesome contemporary read with this Francis Ford Coppola Chardonnay, because it has it’s light moments but also gets pretty intense. (I know this has been next on my list for FOUR WEEKS now but I’m getting there!


Follow Me Back  by A.V. Geiger

Try pairing this Apothic Crush Red Wine with A.V. Geiger’s upcoming book where a harmless crush takes a turn for the dark and dangerous.

Hope you’re all having as amazing of a book week as I am!

*Wine recommendations are, of course, for those of legal drinking age only.*

8 Comments Add yours

  1. ravenblake99 says:

    Great List! I’m looking forward to read Carve the mark, blood rose rebellion and Follow me back. 😀

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  2. YAandWine says:

    I started Blood Rose Rebellion and I’m LOVING it so far! I hope you like them all!


  3. This is a GREAT list. I have actually had a few of these wines. It’s weird that the Irish Cab is in such a strangely shaped bottle! When I saw the image, I thought you were recommending an ice wine. I wonder why they chose to not use the traditional bottle shape? Also, the Summer in a Bottle Rose is GORGEOUS. That’s the wine bottle to represent my love for book covers. I will need a bottle (or a case!) just to keep them around for aesthetic value.

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    1. YAandWine says:

      It is an interesting bottle, but I dig it. I actually haven’t been able to find an ice wine here in UT, but I’m still looking. We have intense liquor laws here. And RIGHT?! about the summer in a bottle. It’s stunning!

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      1. With your really intense liquor laws, I’m not surprised. Ice wine is expensive and only exists in small quantities. I hope you get to try it some day! In fact, come visit me in WI, we have tons. 😉

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      2. YAandWine says:

        I may have to plan that trip around an author/book event. That would be fun!

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  4. elliempatten says:

    I love your blog name, and I especially love this idea of pairing YA books with drinks! (*Makes note to plan a night in with a good book and its matching wine soon*)

    Liked by 1 person

    1. YAandWine says:

      Thank you!!! I highly recommend it! 📚🍷


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