September 2019 Reading & Tasting



Last month, I asked you what you wanted to read next. I received tons of DMs asking for Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. The story centers around Toby Fleishman, who is in the middle of a divorce with his wife, Rachel. She left their two kids with Toby and did not return. Toby tries to piece together what happened, while navigating parenthood alone, along with dating after being married for over 15 years. While it addresses some heavy themes, there's a lightness and humor to this novel that makes you want to keep reading.


I toyed with selecting another white for September, but with the recent crisp air in New York, I selected our first red in a while: Pinot Noir. I think this is the perfect transition wine; it's light-bodied, sometimes nice with a chill, and full of ripe cherry and raspberry notes. I selected a bottle from one of my favorite wineries to visit, White Rose Estate in Willamette Valley, Oregon. Outside of Oregon, you can find Pinot Noir from France (specifically Burgundy), California, Germany, South Africa, but is typically grown in cooler climates. I think the lightness of this wine pairs well with the light humor of our book.