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Jul 29, 2016

Wine & Movie Pairing: High Society

July 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Our next scheduled movie & wine pairing for the TCM Wine Club will take place Sunday, July 31st at 2:00 PM (ET)

High-Society-(1956)

The Movie: High Society (1956)
The Wine: Ca’ Vescovo Pinot Grigio 2014

In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding. Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly. Dir: Charles Walters.

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Jul 26, 2016

Think Rosé Is Passé? Try Vino Azul, Spain’s New Blue Wine

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

by Paullette Gaudet

Blue Wine_blogThere is a certain existential dread attached to the notion of perfection: how useless indeed would one’s multitude of snide opinions and unrealistic suggestions be, if they dangled over the yawning mouth of nirvana?? Well, never fear: a group of six entrepreneurial Spaniards looked at the perfection of the entire history of wine—specifically its shameful offering of only “red” or “white” as colors—and [...]

Jul 22, 2016

Because Bubbles: Fizz Out With Sparkling Reds This Summer

July 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

by Paullette Gaudet

sparkling reds_BlogsThere is very little in this world that carbonation can’t improve (see: water, apple juice), but it has somehow taken a fair bit of time for sparkling red wines to hit their stride in this country. Yes, Lambrusco got an ill-deserved reputation in the 70’s and 80’s for some imported iterations being cheap and sweet, but it is actually a complex wine of [...]

Jul 19, 2016

La Rioja: A Winemaking and Culinary Crossroads

July 19th, 2016|0 Comments

by Paullette Gaudet

La Rioja- A Winemaking _BlogRioja is ready to rock! A featured star of this month’s shipment, Rioja wines hail from a Spanish region that is situated on the Camino de Santiago route, and has received the coveted DOCa (Denominación de Origen Calificada) classification. The exclusive use of Temperanillo grapes for Rioja wines leaves classification up to its oak-aging, with the broad assumption that higher [...]

Jul 15, 2016

Celebrate National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day!

July 15th, 2016|0 Comments

by Paullette Gaudet

Strawberry Rhubarb wine day_blogWhat is the very best way to spend the third Saturday of each July? By celebrating National Strawberry Rhubarb Wine Day with a crisp, cold glass of the same, of course! This date was designated by the registrar of the National Day Calendar as the Official Best Time to celebrate and savor the fruity smoothness of chilled strawberry rhubarb wine during [...]

Jul 12, 2016

Rosé, White, and Bleu: Pink Sparklers To Celebrate Bastille Day!

July 12th, 2016|0 Comments

by Paullette Gaudet

Bastille Day_blogHappy French National Holiday!!!! The July 14th date that we in the United States call Bastille Day is actually more a joyous commemoration of the new French Republic that also honors the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. The French host the largest military parade in Europe for this day, which takes place along the Champs Elysées in Paris. There are also [...]

Jul 5, 2016

Wine & Movie Pairing: The Lady Eve (1941)

July 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Our next scheduled movie & wine pairing for the TCM Wine Club will take place Friday, July 8th at 6:45 AM (ET)

The Lady EveHonig ‘Family Selection’ Sauvignon Blanc 2014

The Movie: The Lady Eve (1941)
The Wine: Honig ‘Family Selection’ Sauvignon Blanc 2014

A shy millionaire, homeward bound after two years collecting snakes in the Brazilian jungle, encounters a gold-digger [...]

Jul 5, 2016

Movie & Wine Pairing: The Women (1939)

July 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Our next scheduled movie & wine pairing for the TCM Wine Club will take place Thursday, July 7th at 3:45 PM (ET)

The Women

The Movie: The Women (1939)
The Wine: La Trombetta 2014

Catty New York socialites gossip about a friend and her husband's girlfriend. Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell. D: George Cukor. BW-133m.

Tasting Notes:

VARIETAL/Region: DOCG, [...]

Jul 5, 2016

Summer Recipe: Pink Lemonade Sangria

July 5th, 2016|0 Comments

by Sarah Shotwell

Pink Lemonade Sangria_blogSangria is the ultimate hot-weather patio staple, and this tart, pink version is perfect for a summer picnic, bridal shower, or barbecue! Like any cocktail elixer, Sangria is only as good as what you put in it. With dry Rosé, Cointreau, Armegnac, and Meyer lemons, this recipe is light, refreshing, classy, and infinitely drinkable.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Cointreau
2/3 cup Armegnac
1 bottle dry Rosé (Pinot, [...]

Jul 1, 2016

“Star of the Month” Pairing: Olivia de Havilland & Dry Muscat

July 1st, 2016|0 Comments

by Sarah Shotwell

F For Fake_The ArtistMost know Olivia de Havilland for her role as the super-sweet Melanie in Gone with the Wind (1939). Now, this golden-age leading lady is TCM’s Star of the Month ! You can watch her in TCM screenings on Fridays all through July, and we don’t think you’ll be disappointed! De Havilland’s enduring talent has left its mark on our memory [...]