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.

Movies convey different worlds … and they allow you to travel. Wines do exactly the same! TCM curates movies for fans of classic films, giving background and adding to the layers of enjoyment – and that’s what the TCM Wine Club does for wine. I hope you’ll join us on this journey, where two of life’s greatest pleasures meet.

Clare Tooley  TCM Wine Club curator

MOVIE & WINE CALENDAR

MOVIE TIME

MOVIE PAIRING & TASTING NOTES - CURRENT MEMBERS-ONLY CASE

Sunday

Oct 26

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE:Cabin in the Sky(1943)
Date: Saturday, October 26 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
God and Satan battle for the soul of a wounded gambler. Black and White | 98 mins.

WINE: Villa Farnia di Farnese 2017
Region: Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC, Italy
Vincente Minnelli’s first directorial effort was this all-star screen adaptation of the successful Broadway play – a delicious accompaniment to the refreshing citrus notes and zesty acidity in this Italian wine.
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Monday

Sept 30

12:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: King Solomon's Mines(1950)
DATE: Monday, September 30 @ 12:00 PM (ET)

A spirited widow hires a daredevil jungle scout to find a lost treasure in diamonds. Adventure | 102 mins.

WINE: Nespolino Sangiovese 2018
Region: Rubicone IGT, Italy

For this fine discovery of a wine, watch an adventure film like MGM’s Technicolor version of King Solomon’s Mines.
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Wednesday

Nov 20

10:15 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Klute(1971)
Date: November 20 @ 10:15 PM (ET)
A small-town detective searches for a missing man linked to a high-priced prostitute. Suspense/Mystery | 113 mins.

WINE: Altos de la Guardia Tempranillo, 2018
Region: Rioja DOCa, Spain

Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland star as an endangered New York call girl and the cop – John Klute – charged with investigating her case. Pour a glass of this Spanish red, full of ripe fruit flavor and smooth tannins, and enjoy Pakula’s well-crafted mystery. Read more >

Saturday

Oct 12

2:30 AM (ET)

MOVIE: The Purple Rose of Cairo(1985)
DATE: Saturday, October 12 @ 02:30 AM (ET)
Wednesday, December 4 @ 06:30 PM (ET)

A movie character steps off the screen and into the life of his biggest fan. Comedy | 82 mins.

WINE: Château Le Coin Sauvignon Gris 2018
Region: Bordeaux AOC, France

Enjoy the humor and magic with a special treat: a glass of this unique Sauvignon Gris, a rare standalone grape from legendary Bordeaux. Read more >

Monday

OCt 21

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Story of Louis Pasteur(1936)
Date: Monday, October 21 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
True story of the French scientist's battle to establish modern medical methods. Drama | Black and White | 86 mins.

WINE: Mont Gigant Viognier 2017
Region: Méditerranée IGP, Francen
This opulent French wine, with inviting honeysuckle aromas and pure fruit flavors, should be enjoyed with a story of one of France’s most esteemed sons: Louis Pasteur, the celebrated 19th-century chemist. Read more >

WINE: A Trip to the Moon Malbec 2018
Region: El Dorado County, California
Classic Movie Pairing: The Thing from Another World (1951)
While Georges Melies’ film kicked off the science fiction genre, this North Poleset thriller from producer Howard Hawks was one of the first major sci-fi films of the Cold War era, a period ripe for allegorical tales of existential danger. It’s also just plain fun, with actors Kenneth Tobey and Margaret Sheridan working with a crew of scientists at a downed UFO site and a heavily made-up James Arness as the title creature. Enjoy a glass of this charming Malbec and remember to “Keep watching the skies!” Read more >

Friday

Nov 1

9:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Date: Friday, November 1 @ 09:30 PM (ET)
A mad United States General orders an air strike against Russia. Comedy | Black and White | 94 mins.

WINE: Vignobles Canet 2018
Region: Picpoul de Pinet AOC, France
Like the little-known Picpoul grape – mild-mannered but with a fresh, lemony ‘zing’ – Stanley Kubrick’s dark comedic masterpiece is by turns deadly serious and absurd, which is just how audiences of the Cold War era may have understood the standoff between nuclear superpowers. Read more >

Wednesday

Sept 11

9:45 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Sweet Smell of Success(1957)
Date: Wednesday, September 11 @ 09:45 PM (ET)
Saturday, November 2 @ 12:00 AM (ET)
Sunday, November 3 @ 10:00 AM (ET)

A crooked press agent stoops to new depths to help an egotistical columnist break up his sister's romance.
Drama | Black and White | 96 mins.

WINE: Bolo Nero ‘Edizione Limitata’ 2016
Region: Castel del Monte DOC, Italy
The vibrant, savory palate and smoky aromas of this wine are perfect for a noirinfused drama like Sweet Smell of Success, with its daring and memorable performances from its lead actors. Read more >

Friday

Oct 4

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Godzilla (1954)
Date: Friday, October 4 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

A 400-foot monster reptile with radioactive breath is revived, thanks to nuclear testing. It goes on a mad rampage, destroying Tokyo - how will they kill it? Horror/Science-Fiction,Drama | Black and White | 96 mins.

WINE: Ink Shed Petit Verdot Shiraz 2018
Region: South Eastern Australia

The Petit Verdot grape, in particular, is powerful, fullbodied, and thick-skinned – much like the titular creature. Read more >

Saturday

Sept 7

6:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Rooster Cogburn(1975)
DATE: Saturday, September 7 @ 06:00 PM (ET)

An aging U.S. Marshal and a minister's daughter join forces to catch a band of outlaws. Western | 107 mins.

WINE: Palha Canas 2017
Region: Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal

This white blend was made from old vines that continue to produce delicious flavors in each glass; enjoy it with a couple of Hollywood’s biggest stars who still haven’t lost their power or appeal. Read more >

Tuesday

Nov 5

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Of Human Bondage(1934)
Date: Tuesday, November 5 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
A medical student falls prey to a sluttish waitress. Drama | Black and White | 83 mins.

WINE: Matervitae i Classici Fiano Falanghina 2017
Region: Puglia IGT, Italy
Bette Davis is matched by this wine’s crisp lemon and elegant orchard fruit notes, and a fresh zip on the finish.
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WINE: Dorothy Lamour Petite Sirah 2018
Region: California

Classic Movie Pairing: Road to Singapore (1940)
The first of the hugely popular “Road” pictures released by Paramount in the 1940s is the perfect pairing for our first “Road to Cali” bottle, a seductive Petite Sirah made in honor of Bob Hope and Bing Crosby’s talented costar, Dorothy Lamour. Through mostly improvised dialogue, the leading men take off for exotic Southeast Asia to escape troublesome romances. There, they come across dancer Mima (Lamour) who likewise runs away from a jealous partner (Anthony Quinn). The three formed an ideal trio, and a smash movie series was born. Read more >

Thursday

Oct 17

12:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: You Can't Take It with You(1938)
Date: Thursday, October 17 @ 12:00 PM (ET)
A girl from a family of freethinkers falls for the son of a conservative banker. Comedy | Black and White | 126 mins.

WINE: William Knuttel Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Region: Sonoma County, California
Pour a glass of this zippy Sauvignon Blanc and sit back for both a rollicking and poignant story of free spirits, stuffed shirts, and a love that bridges the gap between them.
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Sunday

Oct 13

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Laura(1944)
DATE: Sunday, October 13 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he's investigating. Black and White | 87 mins.

WINE: Flor de San Martín Garnacha Blanca 2018
Region: Navarra DO, Spain

This wine’s inviting floral aromas and intriguing minerality work nicely with the beautiful Gene Tierney as the central focus of Otto Preminger’s essential film noir. Read more >

Wednesday

Oct 2

6:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: One Way Passage(1932)
DATE: Wednesday, October 2 @ 06:30 PM (ET)
Friday, November 15 @ 02:30 PM (ET)
Saturday, December 7 @ 12:00 PM (ET)

An ocean voyage leads to romance for a dying heiress and a condemned criminal. Drama | Black and White | 67 mins.

WINE: Domaine Brenac Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Region: Pays d’Oc IGP, France
Pair this elegant red with an expert tearjerker from 1932, the year of its estate’s founding. In One Way Passage, William Powell and Kay Francis star as doomed lovers on an ocean voyage to San Francisco. Read more >

Saturday

Nov 9

4:15 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Shane(1953)
DATE: Saturday, November 9 @ 04:15 PM (ET)

Romantic biography of World War I''''s notorious lady spy. Black and White | 90 mins.

WINE: Réserve de Luch Pinot Noir 2018
Region: Pays d’Oc IGP, France
For a balanced, clean, “friendly” wine like this Pinot Noir, you can’t go wrong with the expertly crafted Alan Ladd Western, Shane.
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WINE: Douglas Fairbanks Chardonnay 2018
Region: Paso Robles, California
Classic Movie Pairing: The Three Musketeers(1921)
Douglas Fairbanks leaps off the screen as d’Artagnan in this thrilling adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic swashbuckler. Silent Hollywood’s preeminent actorproducer exhibits all the outsized charisma that made him a popular success, and with this adventure film he launched into a series of costume epics that dominated the box office. Our action-packed Chardonnay from sunny Paso Robles is an aromatic and flavorful tribute. 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

“Movies convey different worlds … and they allow you to travel. Wines do exactly the same! TCM curates movies for fans of classic films, giving background and adding to the layers of enjoyment – and that’s what the TCM Wine Club does for wine. I hope you’ll join us on this journey, where two of life’s greatest pleasures meet.” Clare Tooley TCM Wine Club curator

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