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Gary Vaynerchuk’s Literary Wine Tasting

9780374531546.jpgAuthor and Wine Library TV host Gary Vaynerchuk has started pairing wines and books in a literary drinking lesson.

Over at The Daily Beast, Vaynerchuk delivers a short review of Michael Idov‘s novel, “Ground Up,” picking the best wine to drink while reading the book. His book review and pairing will help even the most unskilled GalleyCat editor buy a literary bottle of wine–excellent intelligence for your next book party.

Here’s the first tasty pairing, from Book Beast: “The 2005 Monti Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a real wine with a sense of place. It delivers the charm of a bright Italian red wine and also offers up a subtle coffee-bean flavor that, if only briefly, catapults me right into a neighborhood coffee shop just like Cafe Kolschitzky. But like the couple in Ground Up, it is also part Old World and part New World.”

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