Whether I am at a book signing or book club, readers often ask me, "What wines pair best with your novels?" Even though I have researched and written two books on winemaking in the Loire and Napa Valleys, I do not think of myself as a wine expert, but rather a wine enthusiast.

Here are a few of my favorite whites and reds--mostly from the Vouvray, Carneros and Napa regions (where my books are set). However, everyone has his or her own particular tastes, so please email me your favorite wines and I'll add them to my lists!

Also, if you need more wine or vineyard travel suggestions, visit my friends and true wine experts, Joe and Janelle at winecountrygetaways.com.