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ENTERTAINING

Throwing a Party? Having friends over for dinner and a movie? Want to show off your skills as a wine aficionado? On the Entertaining pages, you will find tips on seasonal presentations, wine procedures and party ideas. The TCM Wine Club encourages you to share the fun of wine and movies with friends and family!

PARTY IDEAS

Let’s throw a party! From birthday celebrations to new twists on movie night, this section will bring you new and creative party ideas.

“You're mad, bonkers, off your head! But I'll tell you a secret; all the best people are.” Alice in Wonderland.

SEASONAL TIPS

Another holiday is just around the corner. Visit this section to learn how to make your next traditional meal or family gathering one they’ll always remember.

SERVING ADVICE

From popping the cork to chilling the bottle, this section offers tips and tricks for all kinds of wine procedures. Read about pouring, presenting and storing wine—professional advice from the experts.

"There are some things that just aren’t done, such as drinking Dom Perignon ‘53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs!" Goldfinger

FOOD & WINE PAIRING

What’s the best meal to serve with a bold Cabernet or a crisp Pinot Grigio? Watch this space for expert wine and food pairings.

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”  - W.C. Fields

Croquet Garden Party

by Paullette Gaudet

Thwack! Croquet, that suburban yard game of sticks-and-wickets, is enjoying an adult resurgence, and not a moment too soon: nothing says summer like a freshly mown lawn, which is croquet's best playing field. It is believed that croquet originated in 14th century France, where peasants whacked balls through bent willow branches. In 1852 the game arrived in England via Ireland, where "crooky" had [...]

Patio Pairings: 4 Exotic, European Whites for Summer Dining

by Sarah Shotwell  

Vermentino: Vermentino is a white wine grown primarily on the Mediterranean, especially in Sardinia — a rugged, old-world island off the coast of southern Italy, where it is produced in a light, unoaked style. Dubbed “the most underrated wine in Europe,” Vermentino can often be found at a stunning value. If you can get your hands on a Sardinian Vermentino this summer, [...]

Portugal's Tejo Wine Region

by Paullette Gaudet

Portugal has been quietly producing a wide range of vibrant and affordable wines for several years now, most hailing from the central, landlocked wine region of Tejo. Formerly (until 2009) known as Ribatejo, the region's new name honors the Tejo river—the longest on the Iberian peninsula—which defines the local terroir and provides natural irrigation to vines planted near its banks. Not far from [...]

WINE CLUB TIP -  Break out your Principe Strozzi Selvascura 2013 Toscana IGT, Italy Sunday nights in November!