This time of year, many of us find ourselves switching out iced coffees (loyal friends during those sweltering summer days) for hot options, saying ‘goodbye for now’ to swimsuits, while foraging for heavy sweaters tucked away in the back of closets, and taking final sips of summery cocktails as we begin to crave fuller, heavier wines. To welcome fall (and the beginning of red wine season), we’ve partnered with Victoria James, Sommelier at Piora in New York City. Victoria paired our fall boxes with the perfect bottles of wine, because there’s no better way to spend that first chilly night than with a good book and glass of vino.
For us, our Fall Fiction box is for the reader who loves fiction and getting lost in a good novel. Here’s Victoria’s perfect pairing for this quintessential fall box:
VJ: For a classic wine that’s perfect for fall, look no further than red Burgundy. This beautiful light red wine is earthy and versatile with bright acidity. My favorites right now are the wines from Domaine Jean-Claude Regnaudot in Dézize-les-Maranges.”
Our Juniper Box features the four epic tales about female friendship and fate from Elena Ferrante’s beloved Neapolitan Series — a perfect pairing for a hostess gift with an inspired bottle to match.
VJ: Like the series, the wines of Elisabetta Foradori, from northern Italy, are beloved and inspiring. She singlehandedly saved the native Teroldego grape from extinction and crafts wine of elegance and power.”
And what would Victoria pair with The Aesthete – Three coffee table books from the season’s most inspired tastemakers?
VJ: For an inspired pairing, look to Bordeaux where beautiful wines are being made by Gombaude Guillot in Pomerol. They are soft, luscious, and packed with red-fruit and earth. Fancy yet relevant and approachable.”
And finally, The Bookend – the perfect bite-sized dose of stories to transport you in one sitting and to accompany that perfect fireside glass of wine.
VJ: For a quick read and quick sip, look for half-bottles of Rene Geoffroy Rosé. A little bit of bubbly is the perfect way to transport you, elevate the mood, and keep things light.”