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

Friday

Feb. 2

10:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Fiddler on the Roof(1971)
Date:Friday, February 2 @ 10:30 PM (ET)
In Russia before the revolution, a Jewish milkman tries to marry off his daughters who have plans of their own. Musical | 181 mins.

WINE: Quinta do Espírito Santo 2015
Region: Lisboa Vinho Regional, Portugal

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

Sunday

Feb 25

08:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Date: Sunday, February 25 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
Classic adventure about the sadistic Captain Bligh, who drove his men to revolt during a South Seas expedition.
Suspense/Mystery | 185 mins.

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

Set in the South Pacific, not far from the home of this vibrant Sauvignon Blanc, it calls for a wine of exciting fruit flavors and earthy freshness. Like the Marlborough region, this film more than earns its acclaim. Read more >

WINE: Al Hirschfeld ‘Chaplin’ Merlot 2016
Region: California
A Night at the Opera (1935)
A richly flavored red like this California Merlot is a perfect accompaniment to Chaplin’s last silent film – actually made during the sound era – and its complex depiction of a mechanized world and the everyday workers that struggle within it. Modern Times is at turns hilarious and heartwarming, a personal film that spoke volumes about Depression-era America, and an undeniable masterpiece. Read more >

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MOVIE: Summertime(1955)
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A schoolteacher is surprised to find love on a Venetian vacation. Color (Technicolor) | 98 mins.

WINE: Vina Baccana Pinot Grigio 2016
Region: Venezia DOC, Italy
Join Katharine Hepburn in Venice, that most enchanting of Italian cities and the home of this Pinot Grigio classic. Enjoy all the drama, laughs, and romance with a glass of this refreshing and expressive white wine. Read more >

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MOVIE: Bell, Book and Candle (1959)
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A beautiful witch puts a love spell on an unknowing publisher. Color (Technicolor) | 103 mins.

WINE: Visionario 2016
Region: Bianco delle Venezie IGT, Italy
This film of love and witchcraft works across genres, just as this Italian white blends several different varietals to form the perfect, delicious bottle. This pairing will have you believing in magic. Read more >

WINE: The Essentials Vermentino 2016
Region: Toscana IGT, Italy
Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr costar as would-be romantic partners whose love blossoms on a ship in the Mediterranean, An Affair to Remember (1957). Leo McCarey’s 1957 drama is a lavish CinemaScope remake of his earlier film Love Affair (1939), but this is the more beloved and visually striking of the two. Enjoy with a classic Mediterranean wine, full of crisp, citrusy notes. Read more >

Sunday

December 3

12:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Date: Sunday, December 3 @ 12:00 PM (ET)
Feuding co-workers don't realize they're secret romantic pen pals. Romance | Black and White | 98 mins.

WINE: Morin Père & Fils Chardonnay 2016
Region: Pays d’Oc IGP, France
Ernst Lubitsch’s romantic story of mistaken identities has been remade several times, but none match the sweetness and charm of the original. Pour a glass of this crisp and traditionally made French Chardonnay and enjoy the ups and downs of Jimmy Stewart and Margaret Sullavan’s loveable couple. Read more >

Monday

December 18

03:30 AM (ET)

MOVIE: Anna and the King of Siam(1946)
DATE: Monday, December 18 @ 03:30 AM (ET)

A young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King. Drama | Black and White | 128 mins.

WINE: Aquarius Marsanne Viognier 2016
Region: Central Victoria, Australia

This richly designed winner of Cinematography and Art Direction Oscars is a visual feast – in much the same way that this honeyed Viognier is feast of flavors in the glass. Read more >

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MOVIE: Cinema Paradiso (1989)
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A boy coming of age in WWII Italy develops a lifelong love affair with movies. Drama | 124 mins.

WINE: Kore Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Region: Dry Creek Valley, California
This wine displays a freshness and beauty, with vibrant notes of green apple, lime, and fresh herbs. Enjoy it with an equally beautiful film about an Italian youth’s coming of age and the magic of the movies – in their full romantic glory. Read more >

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MOVIE: Scarface(1932)
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A murderous thug shoots his way to the top of the mobs while trying to protect his sister from the criminal life. Romance | Black and White | 90 mins.

WINE: Alma Andina Malbec Reserve 2016
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 >

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MOVIE: The Goodbye Girl(1977)
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A dancer discovers her runaway boyfriend has sublet her apartment to an aspiring actor. Comedy | 110 mins.

WINE: Tierras de la Reina 2015
Region: Rioja DOCa, Spain

This dark and tannic wine is befitting of a film from a darker genre, and director James Whale’s Bride of Frankenstein is as dryly entertaining and emotionally complex as Universal’s classic horror cycle ever got. Boris Karloff reprises his signature role as the Monster and Elsa Lanchester joins him as his Mate, an onscreen pairing for the ages. Read more >

WINE: Al Hirschfeld Self Portrait Zinfandel 2016
Region: California
Al Hirschfeld was an unmatched illustrator whose focus on Hollywood left us with a series of incredible impressions of the film industry’s many personalities and complexities. Enjoy Hollywood on Trial (1976) while enjoying this premier release, turn your attention again to Hollywood with a look at its historic ‘blacklist,’ as depicted in David Helpern’s fascinating Oscar-nominated documentary. Read more >

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MOVIE: The Bridge on the River Kwai(1957)
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The Japanese Army forces World War II POWs to build a strategic bridge in Burma. Epic | 161 mins.

WINE: Belle Roche Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Region: Pays d’Oc IGP, France

A big Cabernet deserves a big movie, and David Lean’s beloved WWII epic fits the bill. Alec Guinness plays the noble British colonel who stands up for the established principles of warfare, well balanced by William Holden’s rogue and more pragmatic American soldier. Read more >

Wednesday

Nov 22

10:15 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Harvey(1950)
DATE: Wednesday, November 22 @ 10:15 PM (ET)
Sunday, December 10 @ 06:00 PM (ET)

A wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family. Black and White | 103 mins.

WINE: Stellenrust Heritage Collection 2016
Region: Stellenbosch WO, South Africa
This acclaimed Chenin Blanc is full of expressive fruit aromas and flavors. Jimmy Stewart’s Oscar nominated turn as Harvey (based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning play) is just as surprising and richly pleasing. Read more >

Thursday

Nov 23

11:45 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Life with Father(1947)
DATE: Thursday, November 23 @ 11:45 PM (ET)

A straitlaced turn-of-the-century father presides over a family of boys and the mother who really rules the roost. Comedy | 118 mins.

WINE: A Tavola! Pinot Grigio 2016
Region: California
This wine is meant to be shared – preferably around the table with family. When dinner is finished, pour another glass and enjoy the inimitable William Powell, who stars as the head of an 1880s New York family. Read more >

Sunday

Nov 26

08:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Two for the Road(1967)
Date: Sunday, November 26 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

A married couple''s relationship rises and falls during a series of European trips. Romance | 110 mins.

WINE: Ermita de San Lorenzo Gran Reserva 2010
Region: Campo de Borja DO, Spain
Drink a perfectly aged wine crafted by a husband-and-wife team while watching Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney, who costar as a married couple driving through Europe in this Stanley Donen-directed drama. Read more >

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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