Where was I?
Ah, yes, having talked a bit about each of the main characters over the course of the week, it’s time for the Sima’s Undergarments for Women, wine pairing menu.
To backtrack briefly: while on tour for the hardcover release of Sima last winter, I found myself reading at a boutique wine shop in a wealthy suburb of Toronto. The wine store ran a program: for something like $50, customers got a light dinner, a talk by an author, and 3 drinks matched to the reading. They even threw in a copy of the novel.
I thought: where has this been all my life?
We began with a champagne cocktail. “Because the novel is set in a lingerie shop, and lingerie is from France,” the sommelier explained.
Okay, I could buy this.
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