Winter is officially here! Shorter, rainy and if you’re lucky snowy days call for weekends in front of the fire with a glass of wine in hand and a good book in the other.
We’ve recently tasted a new luscious pink drop which will definitely brighten up your rainy days and it’s also the perfect match for some beautiful New Zealand winery coffee table books.
But let’s have a look at the wine first…
Cuvée Thérèse Rosé Extra Brut from Hans Herzog
Winter often brings the blues but instead you should put on your rosé tinted glasses when the days are grey and a bit grim. The Hans Herzog winery offers all organic wines to make your conscious also feel lighter.
Their incredibly delicate but surprisingly dark pink Sparkling Thérèse Cuvée offers up a bright tasting of strawberries and raspberries with a light dusting of rose petals.
Curl up with one of the following books, open this wine fireside and a match will be made.
Find out more about Thérèse, the women this delicious drop is named after here.
3 Must-Read New Zealand Winery Cook Books
Black Barn: portrait of a place
Crave Home, $85
This book is a fitting tribute to a Hawke’s Bay landmark. Lavishly photographed by Brian Culy, with text and poetry contributed by Gregory O’Brien and Jenny Bornholdt, and recipes from the Black Barn Bistro menu, it’s the next best thing to being there yourself.
Pegasus Bay: The Vintner’s Table
Cook the Books, $65
The inspiring story of a pioneering winemaking family, with delicious recipes from their award-winning winery restaurant. It shares 85 of the restaurant’s recipes, originated by the five chefs who have worked at the restaurant over the years. They offer a chance to repeat the magical Pegasus experience at home.
Amisfield Food and Wine from a Central Otago Winery
Carson’s Book Shop, $60
Fresh and sensational bistro food matched with gorgeous wines from an iconic Central Otago winery and restaurant. Stunning photography of the vineyard through the seasons is a gorgeous addition to the food photography and recipes. This beautiful book is for everyone who has ever visited and loved Central Otago – keen cooks, wine aficionados and travellers wanting a reminder of a wonderful place.
Stay warm and cosy!