Book & Wine ClubSubscribe
When you subscribe to the Kramers Book & Wine Club, you’ll unlock exclusive access to extraordinary books handpicked by our bookstore staff and adventurous wines chosen by our Wine Director. You'll get a monthly pairing of Kramers’ favorite books (ones we actually read!) with an accompanying bottle of wine.
Select your favorite book genre and your wine preference (Red, White, Rosé, or Adventurous) for the perfect pairing each month!
Treat yourself to a subscription or gift a subscription to your favorite bibliophile. All subscription tiers are available for in-store pickup only. Check out our page on Table22 for full details.
Questions about the club? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our process for selecting books is pretty straightforward; we’re aiming for newer titles that slipped under the radar or didn’t get quite the attention we thought they deserved. Many of these were listed for major awards or just happen to be books our staff enjoyed. Once we’ve collected a number of interesting titles, one of our buyers looks over the list and picks out the books they believe have the widest appeal (while aiming to give you some pleasant surprises).
Our January Picks:
Fiction: The Discomfort of Evening by Marieke Lucas Rijneveld
Kramers Pick: The Adventures of China Iron by Gabriela Cabezón Cámara
Mystery: The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
Sci-Fi: The Seep by Chana Porter
History: Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
Biography: Men We Reaped by Jesmyn Ward
Cultural Affairs: White Rage by Carol Anderson
Politics: On Fire by Naomi Klein
Poetry: My Baby First Birthday by Jenny Zhang
- Everything is natural. Nothing corporate, and hopefully nothing you’ll easily find on your corner store’s shelf. Unless your corner store is Domestique. And even then, we hope these will be new to you!
- Natural wine is just wine. Nothing added, nothing removed. To expand just a bit, that means: organic farming and/or no synthetic pesticides, hand harvested grapes, native fermentation (i.e. no commercial yeasts), minimal sulfur additions, no chemicals, food coloring, acids, preservatives, etc. etc. etc. Just grape juice fermented until it’s tasty. Here’s a fun list of permitted additives under EU law, if you’re interested.
- For the red, white, and rosé selections we want to stick to fairly classic interpretations of those styles. Some may assume that because it’s “natural” that it must mean wild, funky, or offbeat, but there’s a whole world of beautifully produced natural wines showcasing a grape’s unique qualities in a transparent and clean way.
- Adventurous is where we can have a bit of fun, and hopefully as we continue this subscription more folks will be interested in this option. This is where you’ll find orange wines, sparkling wines, co-ferments, chilled reds, etc.
Our January Selections:
Red: Agricola Caprera Le Vasche Montepulciano. A classic red from the Abruzzo region, with dark fruit qualities, a bit of earthiness, and a nice lingering herbal finish.
White: Domaine des Cognettes Dingue des Toi! The slightly less acidic cousin of Savvy B, this Sauvignon Gris has a lovely creamy body, ripe fruit flavors and big floral aromatics.
Rosé: Christina Rose. A favorite producer of ours from Austria, this rosé captures everything we love about the style: light, crisp, bursting with strawberry flavors.
Adventurous: Matervi Anonimo. A wine that defies category. Is it a rosé? A light red? ¿Por qué no los dos? A super crusher blend of grapes featuring artwork by local DC legend Kelly Towles. We suggest repurposing as a candle vessel.