Recently I read Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen. She is one of my favorite authors.
Because of Allen’s magical ability to let her readers taste the food and drinks she writes about, I knew I had to find a flavorful wine to pair with her latest novel. Picking a wine for this book was an easy decision. I knew I had to drink Ceci Bella Acai Raspberry Cabernet Sauvignon by Cava Winery, a local New Jersey winery.
Usually I am not a red wine enthusiast, but I absolutely ADORE Ceci Bella Acai Raspberry Cabernet Sauvignon. I think I may even go as far as to say that this is my favorite wine. Ever. That’s how delicious it is. The taste is smooth, fruity, a little tart, and full of amazing, sweet, robust flavors. I like to drink my Ceci Bella cold (unlike most red wine).
It was the perfect wine to drink with Lost Lake, because the wine is quirky and different, much like Allen’s characters. I have read every one of her books, and each has an absolute mystical quality. It’s easy to relate to her characters, but they usually have some strange magical quality, which I find intriguing. What I loved most about Lost Lake was its focus on each character becoming stronger within their own self. It was a search for meaning and a life lesson that it’s OK to be lost sometimes.
I thought it was appropriate that I finished Lost Lake on the beach of Lake George over Memorial Day weekend!
This is the perfect summer read. So chill your favorite fruity wine, and grab Lost Lake because you’re not going to want to put the book or your glass down!
Check out Lost Lake here!