WINE & MOVIES

Experience movies and wine like never before. Carefully curated wines presented with expert tasting notes and paired with movie viewing suggestions from your friends at TCM. TCM Wine Club is the perfect complement to your favorite film.

With our movie and wine parings, our intention is to choose wines diverse in their flavors with very good quality and value, but specifically, to think about those wines, who made them, where they are from and to draw together a movie connection - suggesting the kind of film you might want to watch when you're drinking that bottle.

Justin Howard-Sneyd Master of Wine, Curator of the TCM Wine Club.

MOVIE & WINE CALENDAR

MOVIE TIME

MOVIE PAIRING & TASTING NOTES - CURRENT MEMBERS-ONLY CASE

Thursday

May 3

9:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Dodsworth (1936)
DATE: Thursday, May 3 @ 09:30 PM (ET)

A husband whose wife left him looks for new love in Europe. Romance | Black and White | 101 mins.

WINE: Cuvée du Vatican Réserve de l’Abbé 2016
Region: Côtes-du-Rhône AOC, France

Stars Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, and Mary Astor impressively tell the story of an automotive magnate and his turbulent personal life. It’s a richly textured film and worthy of a wine of such smooth, rich character. Read more >

Tuesday

May 8

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Tarzan, the Ape Man(1932)
Date: Tuesday, May 8 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

A British lord raised by apes kidnaps a beautiful noblewoman exploring Africa with her father. Adventure | Black and White | 100 mins.

WINE: Buena Vista ‘Stone Caves’ Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Region: ‘Soda Bay Vineyard,’ Lake County, California
Now a classic work of literature, this story’s exotic premise has been entertaining audiences for generations. Enjoy it with this California Sauvignon Blanc, whose tropical flavors give it lively personality. It’s an adventure for your taste buds.Read more >

Thursday

May 10

10:00 PM (ET)

The Scarlet Empress(1934)
Thursday, May 10 @ 10:00 PM (ET)
A young innocent masters the decadent ways of Imperial Russia in order to reign as Catherine the Great.
Black and White | 100 mins.

WINE: Cuvée Eva Blanc 2016
Region: Bordeaux AOC, France

Few filmmakers in the early 1930s could craft such a vibrant and well-structured movie as this, but Joseph von Sternberg was up to the task. Pair this intensely flavorful Bordeaux blend with inimitable star Marlene Dietrich (as Russia’s Catherine the Great) and the film’s intoxicating cinematography. Read more >

Saturday

May 12

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Fortune Cookie(1966)
Date: Saturday, May 12 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
A crooked lawyer trumps up an insurance case for a cameraman injured at a pro football game. Comedy | Black and White | 125 mins.

WINE: Tikohi Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

This is a hilarious movie, and goes well with a zippy, inviting wine like this tasty Sauvignon Blanc. Read more >

Saturday

May 19

10:00 AM (ET)

MOVIE: Pat and Mike(1952)
Date: Saturday, May 19 @ 10:00 PM (ET)
Two married strangers meet in a train station and fall in love. Romance | Black and White | 90 mins.

WINE: Saint Tropez Vermentino 2016
Region: Côtes de Provence AOP, France
In a script written specifically for them, Tracy and Hepburn shine just as brightly as this vibrant Vermentino, a citrusy pleasure. You can’t help but be swept up – either by the romance onscreen or the lively flavors in your glass. Read more >

WINE: Francis Coppola Director’s Frankenstein Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Region: California
Frankenstein (1931)
“The Monster” is Boris Karloff’s signature film role, and much like a finely crafted bottle of wine, his performance is the result of dedication, study, and collaboration with other expert filmmakers. A daily five-hour makeup application, heavily weighted boots, and skillful direction by James Whale contribute to the character’s haunting presence, but Karloff’s ultimately tender and human portrayal is what truly brings the Monster to life. Prepare to be stirred by Dr. Frankenstein’s creation and this thrilling Cabernet Sauvignon. Read more >

Saturday

May 19

3:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly(1966)
Date: Saturday, May 19 @ 03:00 PM (ET)
Wednesday, June 13 @ 12:30 AM (ET)
Three men seek hidden loot during the Civil War. Western | 178 mins.

WINE: J Opi Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Famous for its arid terrain, the Mendoza region of Argentina recalls the wild American West. The ripe beauty and enticing
character of this Cabernet and Leone’s celebrated film both make for an iconic pairing you won’t soon forget.Read more >

Thursday

May 31

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Touch of Evil(1958)
Date: Thursday, May 31 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
A narcotics agent risks his wife's life to investigate a crooked cop. Crime | Black and White | 110 mins.

WINE: Borgo di Marte Appassimento 2016
Region: Puglia IGT, Italy
Orson Welles’ celebrated film noir is a stylish masterpiece – and one that almost never got made. The movie is much more than the sum of its parts, just like this southern Italian beauty, rich in black fruit notes, wild herbs, and spice.Read more >

Friday

June 1

08:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Blood and Sand(1941)
DATE: Friday, June 1 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

A married matador's rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat. Drama | 125 mins.

WINE: Ascencion Malbec 2017
Region: Salta, Argentina

Pair this attractive and complex Argentine Malbec with appealing stars Tyrone Power and Rita Hayworth, appearing as a married bullfighter and his beautiful temptress. Read more >

Tuesday

June 5

11:45 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Gold Diggers of 1933(1933)
Date: Tuesday, June 5 @ 11:45 PM (ET)
Three chorus girls fight to keep their show going and find rich husbands.
Musical | Black and White | 97 mins.

WINE: Petit Zebra Chenin Blanc 2017
Region: Western Cape WO, South Africa

“We’re in the Money” is a standout, but the film
hits its emotional core with “Remember My Forgotten Man,” a timely song that matches the beautiful depths of this fine white wine. Read more >

Sunday

June 10

10:00PM (ET)

MOVIE: All That Heaven Allows(1956)
Date: Sunday, June 10 @ 10:00 PM (ET)

A lonely widow defies small-town gossip when she falls for a younger man. Drama,Romance | 88 mins.

WINE: Saserello Bianco 2016
Region: Terre Siciliane IGT, Italy
This Technicolor marvel from the master of melodrama, Douglas Sirk, is as luscious and flavorful as this ripe Sicilian white. Read more >

WINE: Danny Kaye ‘The Court Jester’ Petit Verdot 2016
Region: California

Charismatic entertainer Danny Kaye is at the top of his game in this medieval-set parody, alongside a stellar supporting cast that includes Angela Lansbury, Basil Rathbone, and Glynis Johns. While it didn’t light the box office on fire in 1956, The Court Jester has come to be revered as one of the finest comedies of its era – thanks in large part to Kaye’s bigger-than-life charm and physical performance. Read more >

Monday

June 11

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Pygmalion(1939)
Date: Monday, June 11 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
A linguistics professor bets he can turn a flower girl into a lady by teaching her to speak properly. Comedy,Romance | Black and White | 95 mins.

WINE: Valle Collezione Araldica Pinot Grigio 2015
Region: Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC, Italy

Wendy Hiller and Leslie Howard (who also co-directs)
are wonderful together in this witty and moving film – an Oscar winner for Best Screenplay that pairs beautifully with a mellow and richly flavored Pinot Grigio. Read more >

Tuesday

June 19

12:15 AM (ET)

MOVIE: Gigi(1958)
Date: Tuesday, June 19 @ 12:15 AM (ET)
A Parisian girl is raised to be a kept woman but dreams of love and marriage. Color (Metrocolor) | 115 mins.

WINE: Château du Bel Air ‘Cuvée Excellence’ 2016
Region: Bordeaux AOC, France
Bien sûr! Pair this dynamic and well-structured French red with a classic Parisian-set film. Read more >

Wednesday

June 20

06:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Adventures of Don Juan(1949)
DATE: Wednesday, June 20 @ 06:00 PM (ET)

The legendary lover saves his queen from treason. Adventure | 110 mins.

WINE: Palacio del Conde Gran Reserva 2011
Region: Valencia DO, Spain

Be seduced by this spicy Tempranillo while swashbuckling Errol Flynn falls for Viveca Lindfors’ Spanish Queen in Adventures of Don Juan. Read more >

Friday

June 22

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Captain Horatio Hornblower(1951)
Date:Friday, June 22 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
The famed 19th century hero defeats enemy fleets and courts an admiral's widow. Adventure | 116 mins.

WINE: Principe Strozzi 2016
Region: Chianti DOCG, Italy

Pour a glass of this smooth and colorful red and enjoy the complexities of director Norman Jewison’s Oscar-winning classic. Read more >

WINE: Al Hirschfeld ‘Harold Lloyd’ Chardonnay 2016
Region: Mendocino County, California
Safety Last! (1923) One of Hollywood’s most versatile entertainers, Harold Lloyd stands with Chaplin and Keaton and as a comedic landmark of silent cinema. This label celebrates one of his most beloved films, in which he winds up dangling from an enormous clock atop a Los Angeles high-rise. Lloyd’s all-American charm is as winning as his hijinks are exhilarating. This captivating Chardonnay is the perfect costar. Read more >

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MOVIE: Carmen Jones(1955)
DATE: Not Currently Scheduled

A sultry factory worker seduces a young soldier then dumps him for another man. Color (DeLuxe) | 105 mins.

WINE: Pagos de Tahola 2014
Region: Rioja DOCa, Spain
Matching the character of this delicious Tempranillo, a thick-skinned grape that ripens early in the season, Dandridge’s performance made her an overnight sensation with critics and the public. Read more >

A BRIEF HISTORY OF WINE IN THE MOVIES

The movies have had a long and passionate love affair with wine. From zesty Zinfandels to crisp Chardonnays, an endless variety of wines have been seen on the silver screen, and drunk in abundance. In the silent era, Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle and Charles Chaplin used wine to generate big laughs in comedies such as Fatty’s Wine Party (1914) and The Adventurer (1917). Wine also encouraged wonderful flights of fancy in F. W. Murnau’s The Last Laugh (1924) and William A. Wellman’s Oscar-winning war drama Wings (1927). During this period director Alfred Hitchcock developed an interest in sparkling wines that lasted throughout his career and is apparent in many of his films including The Ring (1927) and Champagne (1927), which tells the story of a young heiress whose fortune rests in bottles of bubbly. Sparkling wines also make notable appearances in Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Rope (1948) and most famously, Notorious (1946), where keen-eyed viewers can spot the Master of Suspense sipping a glass of champagne in one of his many famous cameos.  [more...]

DISCOVERING WINE & MOVIES

“Wine is like film, you can enjoy wine or movies on any level. You can enjoy them just for themselves or you can dive in and learn a little more. You can find out who the wine maker was, learn about the grape from which it was made and maybe that will enhance your enjoyment.” Justin Howard-Sneyd Master of Wine, Curator of the TCM Wine Club.

TASTING NOTES

Enhance your enjoyment of the wines you receive with our detailed tasting notes. For each bottle you can read about the character of the grapes, the story of the winemakers and the region it comes from. Plus, the team at TCM provides great movie-pairing suggestions. Tune in, uncork and enjoy!

WINE & MOVIE PAIRING

The film lovers at Turner Classic Movies take pride in matching every new bottle with a classic film that shares its characteristics, place of origin or other unique qualities. We engage in a spirited debate about which classic film best complements a varietal, and we encourage you to give these wines and movie pairings a try.

MOVIE-THEMED WINES

Your first case features three very special bonus bottles, including an exclusive release from filmmaker/winemaker Francis Ford Coppola. Every future shipment will include new movie-themed wines, from classic Hollywood-inspired labels like Sunset Boulevard Syrah to The Essentials, our exclusive range showcasing the world’s classic grape varieties.

"The grape is the only fruit that God gave the sense to know what it was made for.” The Earth is Mine

FEATURED WINES

Our team of wine experts travels the globe in search of unique wines exclusively for the TCM Wine Club. From renowned wineries to small family-owned vineyards, our team brings these discoveries to your front door. Your introductory case includes bottles picked up in Bordeaux, Tuscany, the Western Cape of South Africa, and other diverse regions.

“I shall drink no wine before it's time! OK, it's time.” Groucho Marx