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R&R: Riesling & Rose // Reading & Relaxing with ONEHOPE and viaONEHOPE's Favorite Books

20-04-2017

We are so excited to bring you two brand new wines this spring! Our new rieslings and rosés are light, refreshing, and delicately fruity- perfect for the warm days ahead. We personally think they are best enjoyed reading a book near the beach or pool. The best part is when you enjoy ONEHOPE "Riesling for Reading", you're helping to provide literacy education to kids worldwide. When you choose a rosé, you are helping to educate women about their risk and symptoms of ovarian cancer. To get you all even more excited about these two wines and our
Reading & Relaxing campaign, we chose our favorite books and wine pairings to give you all some suggestions for spring reading!

ONEHOPE's favorite books and wine pairings:

1. "Sapiens" by Yuval Noah Harari paired with California Reserve GSM

ONEHOPE's California Reserve GSM is a flavorful red blend composed of Grenache, Syrah, and Mouvédre. It's a cooperation of three wines that result in a red blend that is greater than the sum of its individual parts. "Sapiens" tips its hat towards the Homo sapiens that are able to organize themselves into companies, religions, and nations in order to accomplish complex tasks at scale. Both the wine and the book show that teamwork and cooperation are required to get incredible outcomes.
- John, Software Engineer at ONEHOPE

2. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero paired with California Merlot

This book does a great job of encouraging us to step out of our comfort zones, move past fears, and live a life of abundance. If I ever need an extra push or if I'm having "one of those days," I reach for this book. Our California Merlot sometimes gets glanced over, but it's a smooth, bold red wine with so many layers. Once they try it, people really fall in love with it! The Merlot reminds me of the message in this book: don't judge it at first glance, give it a whirl, you have nothing to lose.
-Erin, Director of Field Development viaONEHOPE

3. Where the Sidewalk Ends paired with California Red Blend

It's one of those rare ageless books that's keeps adults and kids entertained. The bite sized poems keep you and your kids laughing and thinking. What wine shall I take? Make no mistake, I have a ritual that may seem habitual. But I must open two ONEHOPE Red Blends, of course...because it rhymes with Where the Sidewalk Ends.
-Matt, Creative Director at ONEHOPE

4. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur paired with North Coast Reserve Sparkling Rosé

It's raw poetry about the trial and error of first love, moving on, and the troubles of being a female in a male-dominated world. It's beautifully written. I've read it three times... The first was in less than a day! Pair this book with our North Coast Reserve Sparkling Rosé because every bottle educates 200 women on their risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer. What better way to spend an afternoon on the beach than with sparkling rose and a fantastic book? Both empower you to be kind and reflect on yourself and others.
-Lauren, Social Media & Content Manager at ONEHOPE

viaONEHOPE's favorite books and wine pairings:

1. The Poisonwood Bible paired with California Brut and Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

The story is so engaging and the woman so powerful. They triumph over such adversity and each in their own way. They have to work so hard to overcome their own preconceived ideas about their new surroundings and people. They ultimately all re-define their faith in different ways. It's a LONG book so for the lighter parts (there are few) and for the end, I think our Sparkling Brut pairs well. It's celebratory but not too sweet. For the majority of the book, I would have to say our Napa Valley Cab. It's complex. Deep. Rich. Earthy. And ultimately... completely worth savoring every drop and every word.
-Laurie, Sr. Executive Director viaONEHOPE

2. You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero paired with California Brut

The book is quite literally a kick in the butt! Plus the author has an incredible sense of humor and writes from experience. I think it pairs best with our California Brut. Both are bubbly, fun, and don't take themselves too seriously. Also, fits well with any occasion. I've read You Are A Badass multiple times and take something different away each time!
-Kendra Campbell, Senior Director viaONEHOPE

3. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald paired with Gold Glitter Bottle Brut

It's a timeless piece that takes me away from the stressors of life, to a place of fun and whimsy. Pair it with a Gold Glitter Bottle California Brut because that is just the essence of The Great Gatsby!
-Kristen, Senior Director viaONEHOPE

We hope you enjoy these reads as much as we do! Happy spring!

Love,
The ONEHOPE Team

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