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Books & Booze Review: The American Queen -- Stella Rosa Mango & Chili






My Thoughts...


The story of Louella Montgomery, also known as the American Queen, is based on a true story. The narrative weaves through her life, highlighting her fierce aversion to Oak trees - a symbol of pain and loss that she associated with them. This aversion became the driving force behind her vision for a place she fondly referred to as 'Happy Land,' a place of hope and growth.


This compelling saga, set in the tumultuous period following the Civil War, provides a lens into the life of Louella Bobo Montgomery. Life for Louella was a series of trials and tribulations, marked by considerable suffering and sacrifice. However, the narrative is far from gloomy. Instead, it becomes a beacon of hope, illuminating the remarkable resilience and unyielding spirit of this woman. Readers will find themselves awed by her ability to make tough compromises and her unwavering determination to better the world around her.


With her husband William’s strong faith and Louella’s vision, they are crowned king and queen of Happy Land. The way the community ran and assisted the people to grow, and flourish is indeed something to be celebrated. There are nuggets of wisdom to grab from their reign, demonstrating the power of collective effort and a shared vision.


This is an exceptionally penned story by Vanessa Miller. She deserves kudos for her ability to narrate such a complex and layered story in its uniqueness. This book is highly recommended as a must-read. It is a story that deserves to be read, shared, discussed, and celebrated. It offers a unique perspective into a period of our history that is often clouded by turmoil and strife, highlighting the unyielding spirit of humanity amidst adversity.




 Mango & Chili Features a proprietary blend produced primarily from the Moscato grape with hints of Italian Chili Peppers, the new Stella Rosa Mango & Chili wine will spice up any occasion! Hand-crafted in our countryside Italian vineyards, this semi-sweet, semi-sparkling wine is best served chilled or mixed with your favorite spirit. Spicy Margaritas, anyone?


My Book & Booze Crew; here is my suggested drink pair "Stella Rosa Mango &Chili".


As an avid wine enthusiast, I am always on the hunt for the next best bottle that can satiate my palate while not going heavy on the pocket. It is a thrilling journey, filled with unexpected surprises, and the sheer pleasure of this discovery is an exciting adventure. This Books & Booze Pair's latest find {Stella Rosa Mango & Chili} - a wine that was not only a delightful surprise but can be enjoyed in many different ways.


I love a good Mango wine and usually keep a spot on the shelf for it. So, when I came across this new wine, I was intrigued. Would it be good enough to claim a spot in my cherished cellar? With a mix of curiosity, I decided to give it a try. And I was pleasantly surprised! 


But the real test of any wine is not just how it tastes alone, but how well it pairs with food, in this case how the characteristics complement this storyline. It was reasonably priced, proving that you don't have to break the bank to enjoy a good bottle of wine.

What I loved most about this wine was its unique balance of flavors. Just like life, it blended the bitter and the sweet to create something truly enjoyable. Every sip was a reminder that it's the blend of different experiences that make life (and wine) truly memorable.  Once you’ve had a chance to try either one (The American Queen or Stella Rosa Mango & Chili) you will agree.


So, there you have it - a wine that is good, smooth, reasonably priced, and a great book pair, all rolled into one. It certainly made its way to my cellar, and I'm sure it will find a place in yours too. After all, the joy of discovering a good wine is only second to the pleasure of sharing it. So go ahead, give this wine a try, and let it surprise you!











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