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

WINE: Jean Harlow Petite Sirah 2015
Region: North Coast, California
Classic Movie Pairing: Libeled Lady (1936)
One of Jean Harlow’s signature films, this screwball comedy was also one of her biggest box-office hits. Co-starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Spencer Tracy, it’s a hilarious story of love and libel that ultimately garnered a Best Picture nomination. Sweet and eminently pleasing Petite Sirah is a clever match for MGM’s young superstar – a gorgeous icon whose presence and too-short career still resonate to this day. Read more >

Saturday

Jan 5

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
DATE: Saturday, January 5 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
Saturday, February 16 @ 05:45 PM (ET)

Dramatization of the legendary battle between Wyatt Earp and the Clanton Gang. Western | 122 mins.

WINE: Castillo de Javier Reserva 2005
Region: Venezie DOC, Italy

Because this blend of Cabernet, Merlot, and Tempranillo presents a dynamic mix of popular grapes, enjoy it with a film like director John Sturges’s star-studded Western Read more >

Monday

Jan 6

6:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Woman of the Year (1942)
Date: Monday, January 7 @ 06:00 PM (ET)
Monday, January 7 @ 06:00 PM (ET)
Opposites distract when a sophisticated political columnist falls for a sportswriter. Comedy | Black and White | 114 mins.

WINE: Sentiero dei Pini Pinot Grigio 2017
Region: Venezie IGT, Italy

For this wine of palate-cleansing purity, start with the first of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy’s many films together with this wartime romantic comedy from director George Stevens. Read more >

Saturday

Jan 26

8:30 AM (ET)

MOVIE: High Society (1956)
DATE: Saturday, January 26 @ 08:30 AM (ET)
Sunday, February 24 @ 12:15 PM (ET)

In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding. Musical | 111 mins.

WINE: Ca’ Vescovo Pinot Grigio 2017
Region: Venezie DOC, Italy

This gorgeous Technicolor remake of The Philadelphia Story – with music by Cole Porter – makes the perfect pairing for a wine of vibrant fruit notes and a tangy finish. Read more >

Wednesday

Jan 30

12:45 AM (ET)

MOVIE: The Black Swan (1942)
Date: Wednesday, January 30 @ 12:45 AM (ET)
Saturday, February 23 @ 11:45 AM (ET)

When he's named governor of Jamaica, a former pirate sets out to clean up the Caribbean. Adventure | 84 mins.

WINE: Schroeder Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Region: Patagonia, Argentina

A beautifully balanced red wine with notes of rich dark fruit calls for a film experience of equal allure. Try Read more >

Thursday

Jan 31

9:45PM (ET)

MOVIE: A Star Is Born (1937)
Date: Thursday, January 31 @ 09:45 PM (ET)
Saturday, February 23 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
Tuesday, March 12 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
A fading matinee idol marries the young beginner he's shepherded to stardom. Romance | 111 mins.

WINE: Villa Quinziana 2016
Region: Squinzano DOP, Italy
Pour a glass of this Italian red blend and enjoy an equally expressive and rich film. It’s an ideal match for the depth of flavor in this wine, full of ripe black cherry notes and chocolatey spice. Read more >

WINE: Marx Brothers White Blend 2017
Region: California

Classic Movie Pairing: A Day at the Races (1937)
In this MGM-produced comedy, Groucho, Harpo, and Chico hatch a plan to save a sanitarium from bankruptcy. But the story and several original songs are really secondary to the film’s many gags – the vaudeville tradition from which this classic comedy team hails. Like the various grapes in this luscious white blend, the Marx brothers each brought their own style and flavor to create a harmonious – and zany – whole. Read more >

Sunday

Feb 3

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Lion in Winter (1968)
Date: Sunday, February 3 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
England's Henry II and his estranged queen battle over the choice of an heir. Drama | 134 mins.

WINE: Le Prince de Courthézon Prestige 2016
Region: Côtes-du-Rhône AOC, France

Enjoy the spice and peppery notes in this French red blend and be transported to Henry II’s Christmas court in 1183, where he will decide which of his sons will succeed him as King. Read more >

Sunday

Feb 3

10:30PM (ET)

MOVIE: Funny Girl (1968)
Date: Sunday, February 3 @ 10:30 PM (ET)
Comedienne Fanny Brice fights to prove that she can be the greatest star and find romance even though she isn't pretty. Musical | 155 mins.

WINE: Château Canet ‘Réserve de la Famille,’ Vieilles Vignes 2017
Region: Minervois AOC, France
This gold medal-winning white should be enjoyed with an award-winning film. Pair it with Barbra Streisand’s Oscar-winning screen debut, a thoroughly entertaining adaptation of her hit Broadway musical. Read more >

Monday

Feb 4

10:15 PM (ET)

MOVIE: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Date: Monday, February 4 @ 10:15 PM (ET)
An aging Cavalry officer tries to prevent an Indian war in the last days before his retirement. Western | 103 mins.

WINE: Clifton Estate ‘1837’ Shiraz 2017
Region: Barossa, Australia

Shot in Monument
Valley, the film’s Technicolor brilliance finds a stirring partner in this peppery Australian Shiraz. Both are pure and totally enjoyable examples of their genres. Read more >

Wednesday

Feb 6

6:00 PM (ET)

Blithe Spirit (1945)
Wednesday, February 6 @ 06:00 PM (ET)
Tuesday, March 5 @ 09:15 AM (ET)

A man and his second wife are haunted by the ghost of his first wife. Comedy | 96 mins.

WINE: Anselmo Mendes Alvarinho Monção e Melgaço 2017
Region: Vinho Verde DOC, Portugal

Adapted from the huge stage hit from English playwright Noel Coward, this film version by director David Lean is full of Technicolor pleasures – including Oscarwinning special effects. Read more >

Friday

Feb 22

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Date: Friday, February 22 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

Lavish remake of the classic tale of the villainous Captain Bligh who drives his crew to revolt during a South Seas expedition. Suspense/Mystery | 185 mins.

WINE: Journey’s End ‘Wild Child’ Chardonnay 2018
Region: Coastal Region WO, South Africa
Enjoy a delicious South African Chardonnay that shows off ripe lemon, pineapple, and mango flavors – a terrific accompaniment to the tropical settings that fill director Lewis Milestone’s every frame. Read more >

WINE: Lana Turner Zinfandel 2017
Region: Lodi, California
Classic Movie Pairing: The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Director Vincente Minnelli had many strengths, and among them was pulling out great performances from his actors. His 1952 melodrama about an unscrupulous movie producer, played by Kirk Douglas, also became a dramatic showcase for popular star Lana Turner who up to this time had rarely been considered a serious actress. She shines here in a remarkable performance as – what else? – an insecure movie star. Read more >

Sunday

Feb 24

2:15 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Music Man (1962)
Date: Sunday, February 24 @ 02:15 PM (ET)
A feuding comedy team reunites for a television comeback. Comedy | 110 mins.

WINE: Abbesse de Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Region: Vin de Pays du Val du Loire IGP, France
“Intense zip and zing” could describe not only this French Sauvignon Blanc but also the performance of Robert Preston in this lavish 1960s Warner Brothers musical. Read more >

Sunday

Mar 3

8:00PM (ET)

MOVIE: Sabrina (1954)
Date: Sunday, March 3 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
Two wealthy brothers fall for the chauffeur's daughter. Black and White | 112 mins.

WINE: Podere Altero Bianco 2016
Region: Toscana IGT, Italy
The perfumed elegance of this Italian white is matched by the enchanting presence of Audrey Hepburn in this romance from writer-director Billy Wilder. Read more >

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MOVIE: Trouble in Paradise(1932)
DATE: Not Currently Scheduled

A newspaper reporter takes on the task of educating a crooked businessman's girlfriend. Black and White | 102 mins.

WINE: Lemon Hill Viognier 2017
Region: Clarksburg, California

This complex white blend finds a great partner in this French-set romantic comedy about a pair of high-class jewel thieves and the beautiful woman they intend to rob. Read more >

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Scheduled

MOVIE: The Pirate (1948)
Date: Not Currently Scheduled
An actor poses as a notorious pirate to court a romantic Caribbean girl. Color (Technicolor) | 101 mins.

WINE: Bees Knees Chenin Blanc Viognier 2017
Region: Western Cape WO, South Africa

Just as South Africa’s amazing wines deserve more attention, so does this invigorating musical set in the 19th century Caribbean islands. Read more >

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MOVIE: Scarface (1932)
Date: Not Currently Scheduled
A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life. Black and White | 90 mins.

WINE: Alma Andina Malbec Reserve 2017
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Go with the original gangster classic with Paul Muni’s commanding lead performance and pair it with an equally dark and intense Malbec. Read more >

Monday

Feb 4

12:15AM (ET)

MOVIE: Hamlet (1948)
DATE: Monday, February 4 @ 12:15 AM (ET)

The melancholy Dane flirts with insanity while trying to prove his uncle murdered his father. Black and White | 155 mins.

WINE: Spier Farmhouse Malbec 2016
Region: Coastal Region WO, South Africa

Both wine and film hail from tremendous pedigree, and star Laurence Olivier’s cinematic adaptation is as richly designed and visually compelling as this delicious Malbec is lively and flavorful. 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