Ep 205: Barrel-Aged Love: Brewing, Distilling, and Romance

On today’s episode of Buzzing about Romance, Becky is joined by Amanda and Leah as they raise their glasses to celebrate some of the best romance novels centered around drinks. Whether it’s brewers crafting the perfect pint, distillers creating smooth spirits, vintners pouring their passion into every bottle, or the charming atmosphere of bars where love blossoms, we’ve got it all covered.

Discussion Points:

  1. The Role of Setting in Drink-Centric Romances
  2. Character Archetypes in Drink-Centric Romances
  3. Favorite Scenes Involving Drinks

Book of the Week:

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Special thanks to Gracie Cooper, Lauraline Paige, and Maude Winters for their support.

Books Mentioned this Episode:

Wine makers  

The Villa- Nora Roberts  

5 Winery Series by Kelly Kay 

Marcelli Series by Susan Mallory 

Lush Money by Angelina M Lopez 

Scandals of a Father by Zoe Blake 

The Wilder Brothers by Carrie Anne Ryan  

Wright Rivals by KA Linde 

Broken Miles by Claire Kingsley  

Crave by Monica Murphy  

A Vine Mess Series by Tessa Bailey  

Cozy Mystery- the Merlot Murders by Ellen Crosby 

Promise Me forever by Layla Hagen  

Brewery Romances  

Sweet Salvation Brewery Series by Avery Flynn 

The Forever Formula by Kendal Ryan  

Make Me Exhale by Marie Johnston  

MacGregor Brothers by Danica Flynn 

Silver Brewer by LB Dunbar 

Three Chicks Brewery by Stacey Kennedy  

Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen- Cinder Making  

Tempting Max by Mimi Kinley  

Bar tender 

Walk of Shame by Avery Flynn 

Top Shelf by Kelly Jamieson  

Body Shot (Last Shot Series) by Kelly Jamieson- Tequilla bar  

The Devil in Blue Jeans by Stacey Kennedy  

Mine for Winter by Carrie Elks 

Badd Brothers by Jasinda Wilder 

Stirred by Charity Ferrell 

Come Again by Jiffy Kate  

Wild Irish by Mari Carr  

A Guy Walked into My Bar by Lauren Blakely  

Running from the Flames by Ofelia Martinez  

Whiskey Secrets by Carrie Ann Ryan  

Hendrix by Sawyer Bennett- she owned the bar  


Something Real by Hope Ford- Whiskey Men Series  

A Proposal they Can’t refuse 

The bourbon King’s by JR Ward 

Becker Brothers by Kandi Steiner  

Coming soon- Bourbon and Lies by Victoria Wilder 

Lush Money by Angelina M Lopez

Caught by Love by Melissa Foster

Bourbon Lullaby by Walker Rose

A Little Twist by Tia Louise

Ale’s Fair in Love and War by Sylvie Steward

Claim and Protect by Rhenna Morgan

On the Rocks by Sawyer Bennett

Running on Diesel by Melissa Foster

Bad Alilibi by Jessica Prince

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