These 9 Boxed Wine And Beach Read Pairings Will Put You In Instant Vacation Mode

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If you're a wine-at-the-beach type of person — and honestly, who isn't? — boxed wine is your best bet: It doesn't spill, it's easy to pack, and it's C-H-E-A-P.

Just in time for warmer weather, here are nine boxed vino options that pair perfectly with some stellar beach reads, from fantasy to historical fiction. They'll put you in vacation mode before you can even write up your out of office message.

"The Wedding Date" by Jasmine Guillory + Original House Wine Riesling
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"The Wedding Date" by Jasmine Guillory + Original House Wine Riesling

If you're looking for a light, sexy read, "The Wedding Date" by Jasmine Guillory should be your go-to. A refreshing take on modern, interracial relationships, it'll go perfectly with the equally refreshing riesling from House Wine. It isn't overly sweet, but still offers up plenty of fruit flavors — a total easy sipper.

"The Answers" by Catherine Lacey + 2015 Vina Borgia Garnacha

"The Answers" by Catherine Lacey + 2015 Vina Borgia Garnacha

"The Answers" is a work of hypnotic, fascinating dystopian fiction that's perfect for a long, lazy beach day. Pair it with a box of Vina Borgia Garnacha, a fruity, spicy and earthy red wine that's full of similar personality and complexity.

"Rich People Problems" by Kevin Kwan + From the Tank Rosé

"Rich People Problems" by Kevin Kwan + From the Tank Rosé

Kevin Kwan leapt into international bestseller land with his debut novel "Crazy Rich Asians" in 2013, and last year he returned with another gem: "Rich People Problems." Pretend to be bougie and sip on some rosé while you're reading about rich people drama. This From The Tank rosé is impressive for a boxed rosé; it's dry, but refreshing.

"See What I Have Done" by Sarah Schmidt + Black Box Chardonnay

"See What I Have Done" by Sarah Schmidt + Black Box Chardonnay

"See What I Have Done" is a novel about the true story of Lizzie Borden, who may or may not have killed her mother and father with an axe in 1892. It's a totally fascinating murder mystery. You'll want a very drinkable wine with this one, so pair it with Black Box Chardonnay, a yummy sipper with fruity aromas and hints of oak.

"The Friend" by Sigrid Nunez + Trader Joe's Block Red Cabernet Sauvignon

"The Friend" by Sigrid Nunez + Trader Joe's Block Red Cabernet Sauvignon

Calling all dog lovers: "The Friend" is about a woman who loses her best friend, only to gain said friend's Great Dane as a companion. It explores their growing bond in a way that is both moving and meditative. Trader Joe's Block Red Cabernet Sauvignon, meanwhile, is solid and reliable just like our favorite canine companions.

"The Bees" by Laline Paull + Fish Eye Pinot Grigio

"The Bees" by Laline Paull + Fish Eye Pinot Grigio

"The Bees" is a novel that's literally about bees. Bee hive drama. Laline Paull builds her characters so deftly that you'll soon find yourself unable to stop turning the page, trying to find out what's going to happen next in the ol' hive. The novel goes well with the unassuming yet delightful Pinot Grigio from Fish Eye.

"Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi + Bandit Sauvignon Blanc

"Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi + Bandit Sauvignon Blanc

Sci-fi and fantasy nerds like the beach, too! (I would know.) Tomi Adeyemi's 2017 debut "Children of Blood and Bone" may have a morbid-sounding title, but the story is actually a totally inspiring, epic tale about a young woman who is learning to control her powers and use them to combat a malevolent monarchy. Dive in with a glass of Bandit Sauvignon Blanc, a crisp, clean and citrusy white wine.

"The Essex Serpent" by Sarah Perry + Loft Cabernet Sauvignon

"The Essex Serpent" by Sarah Perry + Loft Cabernet Sauvignon

Historical fiction lovers will adore "The Essex Serpent," a fantastical work set in 19th-century England. (It involves a mythical serpent, a widow, and a vicar, for goodness' sake.) An elegant novel like this should be consumed alongside an equally elegant boxed wine: Loft Cabernet Sauvignon looks classy AND tastes impressive.

"The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore" by Kim Fu + Bota Box Shiraz

"The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore" by Kim Fu + Bota Box Shiraz

"The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore" is about a group of young girls who become stranded on an overnight kayaking trip during sleepaway camp. (Something about that plot just screams "read me at the beachhh!") Transport yourself back to adolescence with this riveting novel, and enjoy it with the bold, supple and complex Shiraz from Bota Box.

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KIM WONG-SHING

Kim Wong-Shing is a writer, lipstick junkie, and plant mama in New Orleans. She grew up in Philadelphia and went to Brown University. Connect with her on Instagram.

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