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Pairings & Prose (Kate Quinn): A Virtual Adventure by the Book

March 11, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM


About the Event

Books and Wine! They are a perfect pairing, but with so many varietals of wine and books, the process of choosing one or the other can be overwhelming. Well that is all about to change, as we introduce the next in our new series, Pairings & Prose, and we couldn’t be more excited than to feature New York Times and international bestselling author Kate Quinn as she returns with yet another gripping work of historical fiction, in conversation with New York Times bestselling author Fiona Davis.

With assistance from the talented team at San Diego’s Splash Wine Lounge, we have selected the perfect wine to pair with The Rose Code, so sit back, pour yourself a glass of Days of Youth: The Diver Sparkling Rosé 2019 (order below to be shipped to you in time for the event), and enjoy a wine presentation, followed by an engaging discussion between Kate Quinn and Fiona Davis about Kate’s stunning new novel. You just may feel like you have traveled back in time when you were as young and daring as the codebreakers of Bletchley Park!

Your Adventure includes signed book, paired wine presentation (sold separately below) tax, shipping, author discussion, and the chance to meet the authors, in a unique virtual event. Place your book and wine orders by March 1, 2021, in order to receive in time to enjoy during the event (COVID delays notwithstanding).

About the Author and Book

Kate Quinn is the New York Times and international bestselling author of the historical novels The Alice Network and The Huntress. A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century. All have been translated into multiple languages. Kate and her husband live in San Diego with three rescue dogs.

In her new book, The Rose Code (William Morrow, March 9, 2021), Kate returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over. A beautiful blue-blooded debutante, a tart-tongued London shop-girl, and a shy crossword-solving spinster join the war against Nazi Germany as codebreakers of Bletchley Park, only to find that the real puzzle lies inside the Park itself as a traitor sets them against each other in a betrayal reaching past the end of the war.

To schedule a book club visit with Kate or any of our authors on NovelNetwork:

About the Moderator

Fiona Davis is a New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction set in iconic New York City buildings, including The Lions of Fifth Avenue, which was a Good Morning America book club pickShe first came to New York as an actress, but fell in love with writing after getting master’s degree at Columbia Journalism School. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and she’s based in New York City.

In her latest historical novel, The Lions of Fifth Avenue, a series of book thefts roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces.




About Splash Wine Lounge and Featured Wine

Since 2008, Splash Wine Lounge has been a San Diego neighborhood favorite. The location was reborn in 2019 when Yali Bair Ruiz and her daughter Kelsey Bair took over. As the only Latina-owned wine bar in San Diego, they are reimagining the future of Splash and the wine community in the city. Splash offers welcoming, interactive, unforgettable wine experiences.

They curate interesting and unique wines from around the world, prioritizing products made by womxn, BIPOC, and family-owned wineries. Splash is dedicated to diversifying the wine community. Splash makes wine fun and accessible for everyone, regardless of their wine background.

Featured wine: Days of Youth: The Diver Sparkling Rosé 2019

*Order a bottle to be shipped directly to you

Days of Youth is a winemaking group inspired by the magical spirit of imagination and the endless possibilities the world offers. They believe that wine brings these same possibilities as well as a youthful sense of joy and freedom to life. Days of Youth brings a sense of freedom to winemaking by sourcing grapes based on quality and character, not appellation. The world of wine can be limited by traditions and regulations, but some of the greatest discoveries are born when the rules are broken, much like the young codebreakers of Bletchley Park
Tasting Notes: Red berries, honeysuckle, kiwi
Pairing Notes: Try this wine on a summer day in the park. When’s the last time you tossed around a Frisbee or played a game of tag? Get outside and feel like a kid again!
Location: Napa Valley, California
Varietal: Rosé Blend

*Place your wine order by March 1, 2020, to receive in time to enjoy during the event (COVID delays notwithstanding). If outside of California, email [email protected].



For Book Clubs or Author Live Chats

Are you in a book club, library reading group, or is your group of friends, colleagues, family members seeking fabulous authors who are excited and available to meet with you? Then you will be delighted to know that Kate Quinn is a member of our wonderful community of over 125 NovelNetwork authors available to meet with small groups via video chat.

NovelNetwork is the nation’s first and only match(dot)com for authors and book clubs to find each other, so check it out today. Book clubs join for free and gain access to our database of dozens of authors, from NYT and international bestsellers, to debut authors, cookbook authors, mystery and non-fiction authors, and representing various regions of the United States, and even Alaska and Hawaii, all of whom want to meet with you!

To schedule a visit with Kate or any of our authors, join FOR FREE  here.








March 11, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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