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December 7, 2023

Read Between the Wines – December 2023

What's that? Drinking and chatting about short stories. Yes. Yes please. Read Between the Wines is back this December...


Thursday 7 December, Espressini, Falmouth, 7pm 

Tickets £15 includes three tasting wines

Organised by our very own Clare Howdle and her talented wine-loving sister Lucy, Read Between the Wines is a book group with a difference. Simultaneously celebrating the art of wordsmithery and the beauty of wine craft, they pair a short story with a selection of three wines and open the floor to taste, discover and discuss.

Amiable and accessible rather than challenging and erudite, it’s a lighthearted, interactive and lively evening, where everyone’s opinions and tastes are welcome.

You’ll get a copy of the story to read beforehand as well as a performance of the story on the night itself. Clare encourages the story conversation, while Lucy walks everyone through a tailored wine tasting, highlighting each wine’s flavour notes, synergies and connections with the story.

Whet your appetite? Then pick up a ticket. The wine (and written word) is waiting…

“It's been so fascinating to think in terms of the story's flavours and characters and map that to the wine in the glass. Imagine having a pairing on the back cover of every book! I'd like to do that with the novel I'm writing now. 'Pairs well with a Xinamavro'. That would be brilliant .” - Gurnaik Johal, author of 'Arrival', Read Between the Wines' short story pairing, June 2023

Powerful and intimate new tales inspired by ten poems. 

The book features Jenni Fagan taking inspiration from Anne Finch, Jessie Greengrass from Christopher Smart, Leila Aboulela from Rumi, David Almond from Robert Louis Stevenson and six other lyrical and exhilarating stories…

“Like two palms pressed together across the ages – the space inbetween becoming a place to listen carefully for hidden truths. A wonderful collection to experience and enjoy.”

Sophie Haydock, author of The Flames

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