Beaujolais nouveau sets celebratory tone at Book & Wine club
The third installment of Three Thursdays : Books and Wine for 2016 featured special guest Elaine Coghill who discussed the book The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. Benny Daly, wine expert from Hargadons served up a very special wine for the evening - Beaujolais Nouveau can only be opened on the third Thursday of November so this was perfect wine to complement the conversation.
Elaine discussed the beautiful descriptive style of the book and got the discussion going about the themes of the book such as head vs heart, motherhood and the moral question raised by the book which is now a feature film starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz.
Benny from Hargadons brought an element of fun to the evening by presenting straws with which to drink the Beaujolais Nouveau as he explained that in France this wine is drunk to celebrate the harvest and the book club were celebrating the end of the 'Three Thursdays'. Many were surprised to learn that Beaujolais Nouveau is served chilled. It is the closest red wine to a white in this regard and is quite fruity with notes of strawberry and even banana. The wine has no artificial preservatives and is low in tannins and sulphates which makes it a popular choice for those wishing to avoid hangovers.
The theatre has hosted 3 book and wine events to date which have all sold out so the theatre is planning to continue with more book and wine events in 2017. The 'Books & Wine' events are designed to whet the appetite and deepen our enjoyment of reading. In an informal, friendly and open atmosphere, the monthly guest shares their passion for a favourite book and wine expert Benny Daly from Hargadons Bros Grocer, Wine & Spirit Merchants presents a wine that complements the reading. The host for the evening is ardent book reader Vanessa Job.
The next 'Book & Wine' event is planned for Thursday 19th of January when the guest for the evening will be John Ryan who will discuss the book 'The House of the Spirits' by Isabel Allende.