The Book

Since February is a shorter month and we had to reschedule our January meeting, I figured a nice 5-act comedy from the great William Shakespeare would be just the ticket for this month’s read. In my time as an English teacher, I would compile summer reading lists for my students and would always make sure to include Shakespeare claiming that “Shakespeare belongs on every reading list.” To stay true to my word, I have included him this month with The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Since Shakespeare is in the public domain, I have included a free PDF of the play HERE.
Since Shakespeare is meant to be watched, I have included a link to a full performance hosted at the Texas Shakespeare Festival HERE.

The Wine

One of Shakespeare’s most well-known characters–primarily for his love for food and drink– is Sir John Flastaff. Naturally, I had to take a peek inside the “sack” he keeps on his hip for some inspiration for this month’s pairing, and I was not disappointed. It turns out that Falstaff loves his sherry–and so do I. This month, we’ll take a look at Spain’s fortified wines from the Jerez region as we discuss all the different styles of sherry wine. Grab a bottle, grab the book and join the Cru!

Cheers and happy reading!

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About Reading Cru

What do we read?

Our club curator selects a range of literature, both fiction and nonfiction

What do we drink? 

Three suggested wines that pair with the book based on themes and flavors.

What & where do we meet? 

Join us virtually the last Sunday of each month at 5pm via Zoom or Google Meet.

February 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm