Since February is a short month, I want to give everyone a chance to catch up on their reading, so I selected a collection of short stories called Fortune Smiles, by Adam Johnson. It's won TONS of awards, including one of the best books of the year from the Washington Post. The collection focuses on giving voices to characters with major life obstacles or tragedies.
As for wine: To mimic the dry, crisp winter weather, let's taste any variety of dry-tasting wine of your choosing. Dry meaning, there's little residual sugar in the wine, but understandably what is dry to one person, may not taste as dry to another. When in doubt, ask someone at your wine store for a recommendation!