Book and Bottle

A Book and a Bottle

An exciting literary partnership with Damian Barr.

About

Great books deserve great wine. And what's a book club without a bottle or three? We've teamed up with author and drinks critic, Damian Barr, to combine our two great loves, books and wine in surprising and delicious #NovelPairings. Would Bridget Jones choose Chardonnay now? Which Champagne does James Bond prefer? How tipsy is Ulysses?

As well as his exclusive column, there is a Bibulous-o-graphy, featuring all the booze from our chosen book, and a podcast where we choose our ultimate pairing.

"Corney & Barrow have a quality of independence which is really appealing to me as a writer.
They're as interested in the stories of the people who make the wine that they sell, as they are about what's in the bottle.
That's what makes A Book and A Bottle such a novel pairing"

Damian Barr, Novelist and drinks critic

Book & Bottle

Our latest Novel Pairing

Published in 2006, Elegance du Hérisson is one the best-selling books of all time in France and has since been translated into more than forty languages. Critics love it too. It’s hard to resist its charms. Find out what we chose for our #NovelPairing.
Events

Our Podcasts

Choosing A Book and A Bottle can lead to some interesting (and sometimes heated) discussion. Join Damian Barr and his panels of authors and experts as they debate their way to finding the perfect #NovelPairing.

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<p style="text-align: center;">"Corney &amp; Barrow have a quality of independence which is really appealing to me as a writer. <br />They're as interested in the stories of the people who make the wine that they sell, as they are about what's in the bottle. <br />That's what makes A Book and A Bottle such a novel pairing"</p>
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<p style="text-align: center;">Damian Barr, Novelist and drinks critic</p>

Book & Bottle

Our latest Novel Pairing

Published in 2006, Elegance du Hérisson is one the best-selling books of all time in France and has since been translated into more than forty languages. Critics love it too. It’s hard to resist its charms. Find out what we chose for our #NovelPairing.
Events

Our Podcasts

Choosing A Book and A Bottle can lead to some interesting (and sometimes heated) discussion. Join Damian Barr and his panels of authors and experts as they debate their way to finding the perfect #NovelPairing.

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Behind the Scenes

Novel Pairings

We pair fantastic novels with fine wine. From The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, to Brideshead Revisited, we pick a great novel and then taste a bottle or three before deciding on the perfect pairing. Our Novel Pairing may be mentioned in the book, inspired by it or even contrary to it.
Events

Events

We're thrilled to present A Book and a Bottle events live across the UK. Our succesful events have previously featured Jessie Buron for the world premiere of The Muse, Lionel Shriver on her brilliant novel The Mandibles, and more recently Kate Mosse at the highly acclaimed Borders Book Festival.
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