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Sep 27, 2016

Movie Musicals Were Made For Wine!

September 27th, 2016|0 Comments

by Paullette Gaudet

movie-musicals-were-made-for-wine_blogMovie musicals have been around for quite a while: since 1930 if you count The Jazz Singer (an early talkie with some songs), or 1929 if you’re in The Broadway Melody camp (the first “genuine” musical, folding singing and dancing into the plot). Musicals peaked in popularity and extravagance during the 1930s, with the stylish innovation of directors Ernst Lubitsch—who shot films without sound [...]

Sep 20, 2016

Region: McLaren Vale, Australia

September 20th, 2016|0 Comments

by Paullette Gaudet

mclaren-vale_blogMcLaren Vale—the birthplace of South Australia’s wine industry—is located 45 minutes south of Adelaide, yet has a distinctly Mediterranean feel. An artsy enclave of wineries, boutique breweries, and innovative culinary gems, McLaren Vale’s breezy beach lifestyle is focused on local producers and sustainability. The region’s warm, dry climate and wide range of soil types have allowed it to produce not only famed Shiraz wines, [...]

Sep 16, 2016

International Grenache Day

September 16th, 2016|0 Comments

by Paullette Gaudet

international-grenache-day_blogWondering why the 2010 Grenache Symposium dubbed the third Friday of September International Grenache Day?? Um…maybe because Grenache is awesome, due to its uncredited, mouthfeel-improving influence on blends throughout the wine world. The most widely planted red grape on earth, Grenache could also be considered the most eco-friendly, courtesy of the long, sturdy roots that reach deep into subterranean water tables and make it [...]

Sep 9, 2016

Wine & Movie Pairing: The Player (1992)

September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Our next scheduled movie & wine pairing for the TCM Wine Club will take place Saturday, September 10th at 12:15 AM (ET)


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The Movie: The Player (1992)
The Wine: Altos de la Guardia Blanco 2014

A frustrated screenwriter menaces a studio executive who eventually kills the writer and gets away with murder. 92 mins.

Tasting [...]

Sep 9, 2016

Autumn Appetizer: Prosciutto-Wrapped Figs with Pecans and Goat Cheese

September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

by Sarah Shotwell

autumn-appetizer_blogFresh fig season is finally here, but it won’t last long! Across the states, beautiful, sweet brown and green figs will be available through the next month, and we plan to take advantage of the short season by putting them into as many recipes as possible! Next movie night, treat your guests to a rare, seasonal appetizer. These decadent morsels can be made by [...]

Sep 2, 2016

California Wine Month

September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

by Sarah Shotwell

California Wine Month_blogHere in California wine country, we are in the thick of harvest! Fruit is coming in by the hopper-full, harvest interns are crushing, filtering, and doing punchdowns and pump-overs, and winemakers are working their fingers to the bone to see our 2016 vintage come to fruition after a much-needed wet year here on our drought-ridden coast! If you’ve never been to California [...]