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Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

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The Highbury Library book club, aka, Read Between The Wines takes place bi-montly downstairs at the bar. 

Join Emily & Joanna as they bring you literary delights paired with their favourite natural wines. Alternatively, purchase the bundle and you will receive the RBTW guide so you can read along in the comfort of your own home!

This month we are reading Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. This book club will take place on Monday 25th March at 7:45pm. 

As always, we have teamed up with our good friends at Book Bar to bring you the book, as well as our matched wines. 

You can choose between;

  • a book & wine bundle which includes free attendance,
  • a book & wine bundle with no attendance, allowing you to join in from home,
  • or, simply purchase your ticket for the night by selecting 'no book / no wine / ticket & RBTW guide'. 

The Night 

On the night, Joanna will give an introduction to the wines and why they have been matched to the book. You have the option to purchase them by the glass - a great excuse to try them both! Emily will then kick start the conversation. We like to give everyone a chance to contribute, if they wish. It's a warm and friendly evening and we love getting to know everyone!

The Book  

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier is considered a ‘masterpiece’ (Guardian) and was originally published in 1938. It is now a global bestseller and has never once gone out of print since publication.

Full of secrets and sinister twists, this story follows a girl who is swept up by a glamorous marriage proposal, but quickly faces the haunting reality of her new life.

We have been meaning to read this one for a while and excited to embark on this gothic classic with you all 🦇

The Wine  

Indocilis 2021

Grape Variety: Barbera

Producer: Podere Pradarolo (Alberto & Claudia Carretti)

Region: Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

Wild Scale: 4/5

Vegan friendly wine

14% alcohol

Winemaking: Organic Barbera grapes were hand harvested and underwent spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeast in cement tanks. The wine was bottled before fermentation was completed which created fizz inside the bottle (ancestral winemaking technique, pet nat). No fining, filtration or added sulphur. 

This Wine: Natural sparkling red wine, similar in style to a Lambrusco. Medium bodied with deep, dark fruit flavours, fresh acidity and a mineral finish. Works well as an aperitif or with food.

Notes on the Winemaker: Alberto & Claudia Carretti make natural wines that have gained quite a following amongst enthusiasts. They focus on ancient techniques of extended skin contact to produce some of the most complex and unique bottles around. 

We Walked Out in Oolong Rain Far Beyond the City Lights 2022

Grape Variety: Muscaris

Producer: Leisure Wine

Region: Redbank Vineyard, Ledbury, Herefordshire, England, UK 

Wild Scale: 4/5

Vegan friendly wine


Winemaking: Organic Muscaris grapes harvested by hand were sourced from Ledbury in Herefordshire. 80% remained in whole bunches whilst 20% were de-stemmed and foot crushed before spending 8 days on the skins. Pressed into stainless steel tanks for fermentation with indigenous yeast. Aged on the lees for 9 months before being bottled with no fining, filtration or added sulphur.

This Wine: The rare Muscaris grape variety is a genetic cross between Muscat and Solaris. This wine sits somewhere on the white to orange scale and has a pronounced  aromatic and floral character. Lemon and grapefruit flavours are accompanied by eucalyptus, dried flowers and yep, you guessed it, Oolong tea. The impressive complexity makes this quite a serious wine and a versatile food pairing. Only 619 bottles produced.

Notes on the Winemaker:  Leisure Wine is the project of 2 friends passionate about natural wine who simply wanted to have a go themselves. They didn't let the lack of a vineyard get in their way and have been able to source high quality fruit from the UK and Italy so far. The long term plan is to grow their own grapes and continue producing natural wines with no additions.

Find out why we have picked these wines to pair with Rebecca on the night or in our guide. We can’t wait to dip in and discuss with you.