We love collaborating with our Bookhampton neighbors. When we got their ‘Cookbook Bonanza' email - we wanted in! With the advent of crisper temps and darker skies, thoughts quickly turn to cozy nights of home cooked meals & popping a bottle or two, as you contemplate what to stream on the telly. These pairings also make a wonderful and unique gift for that special food and wine lover in your life!

We selected four eclectic cookbooks and paired a complementary wine with each of them for you to experiment and have some fun with on these dark, chilly nights! So, buy a cookbook at Bookhampton on Main, then swing around the corner to Park Place and get your vino!
Four Wines + Four Cookbooks = Good Times!

From award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci comes an intimate and charming memoir of life in and out of the kitchen.
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Selvapiana Chianti Ruffina Riserva 2017 - $36.95

This 100% Sangiovese, with its lively acidity, rich berry fruit and earthy undertones is the perfect foil for Italy's tomato sauces, pastas & savory meat dishes.

Very intense blackberries and spice with some earth and violets. Really complex. Full-bodied with layers of ripe tannins, yet they are firm and formed. Shows how well this cool area does in a hot vintage. 

Molinaro shares a collection of her favorite Korean dishes, some traditional and some reimagined, as well as poignant narrative snapshots that have shaped her family history.
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Paul Dolan Zinfandel 2019 (Vegan, Organic)
$16.95 $19.95

Korean food is notoriously hard to pair with wine, since there are so many intense/spicy flavors & aromas in your average Korean meal. A general rule of thumb for pairing wine with Korean food is to avoid anything too bold or tannic.

That's why this Mendocino County Zin with its lively, bright red berry fruit, black pepper notes & supple finish, can easily tame & enhance the spice & zing of Korean cuisine.

Led by Yotam Ottolenghi and Noor Murad (the revered team of chefs at the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen), gives everyday home cooks the accessible yet innovative Middle Eastern-inspired recipes they need to put dinner on the table with less stress and less fuss.
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Chateau Des Demoiselles Cotes De Provence Rose 2020 - $17.95

Middle Eastern cuisine is known for its deliciously vibrant flavors. Because many of their dishes are spicy, you’ll want a crisp, refreshing, low tannin wine that won’t overpower the dish. NOTHING beats a rosé for its versatility, fresh, lightly fruity, food-friendly nature.

This perennial customer favorite, bursts with red berries, flowers, and stone fruit, finishing with the crisp energy that defines Provence rosé. Softly fruity, lightly zesty with touches of spice and pepper. This wine is lifted by plenty of acidity and red-currant fruitiness.

Say “Dorie Greenspan” and think baking. The renowned author of thirteen cookbooks and winner of five James Beard and two IACP awards offers a collection that celebrates the sweet, the savory, and the simple
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Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey Sauternes 2005 - $39.95

While Sauternes is great as a dessert when sipped all by itself, its sweet, fruity, and nutty flavors pair excellently with a myriad of desserts & cheeses.

The apricot, fig & almond notes in this Lafaurie-Peyraguey will especially shine when paired with cheesecakes, fruit tarts, meringues & custards...and of course cheese boards. Just stay clear of anything chocolate!