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

Saturday

Feb 8

10:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Atlantic City (1980)
Date: Not Currently Scheduled
An aging gangster''''s love for a gambling house waitress puts him in the middle of a heist gone bad. 105 mins.

WINE: RedHeads Barrel Monkeys Shiraz 2018
Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Pioneering winemakers developed this Shiraz with love and passion for their craft. So too did independent filmmaker Louis Malle – a French director who had only recently begun to shoot films in America – make this offbeat thriller about an aging gangster (Burt Lancaster) who falls in love with a gambling house waitress (Susan Sarandon).
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MOVIE: The 400 Blows(1959)
DATE: Not Currently Scheduled

A 12-year-old boy turns to crime to escape family problems. Black and White | 94 mins.

WINE: Heredad de Chavarri Albariño 2018
Region: Rías Baixas DO, Spain

Still evoking the rebelliousness and sense of modernity that it did fifty years ago, the French film movement known as the New Wave remains as fresh and fashionable as this trendy Albariño.
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MOVIE: Klute(1971)
Date: Not Currently Scheduled 
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 >

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MOVIE: The Pirate(1948)
DATE: Saturday, December 21 @ 6:00 AM (ET)
An actor poses as a notorious pirate to court a romantic Caribbean girl. Color (Technicolor) | 101 mins.

WINE: Bees Knees Chenin Blanc-Viognier 2019
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 >

Tuesday

Feb 4

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Going My Way (1944)
Date: Tuesday, February 4 @ 8:00 PM (ET)
A young priest revitalizes a failing parish and brings new life to the elder priest. Musical | Black and White | 126 mins.

WINE: Charles Back Fairview 2018
Region: Coastal Region, South Africa
Crosby has several opportunities to croon, including the hit song “Swinging on a Star,” and the sheer joy and optimism of the picture – released at the height of the war – led to its huge success at the box office. Enjoy it with the flavors of ripe citrus and zesty acidity of this delicious white wine. 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 >

Sunday

Feb 23

2:00 AM (ET)

MOVIE: Mogambo (1953)
Date: Sunday, February 23 @ 2:00 AM (ET)
In this remake of Red Dust, an African hunter is torn between a lusty showgirl and a married woman.
Adventure | 116 mins.

WINE: Cabalié ‘Coup de Coeur’ 2017
Region: Pays d’Oc IGP, France
This “full-bodied fruit bomb” needs an exceptionally colorful film to match its highly aromatic character and powerful flavors. Look no further than director John Ford’s African-shot romantic drama with Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, and Grace Kelly.

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MOVIE: Easter Parade (1948)
Date: Not Currently Scheduled
When his partner leaves him, a vaudeville star trains an untried performer to take her place, finding love in the process.
 Color (Technicolor) | 102 mins.

WINE: DeLoach ‘Private Collection’ Chardonnay 2018
Region: California
The world’s most popular white grape, Chardonnay, begs for an equally appealing screen presence. Pair this mouthwatering wine with expressive lead performances by Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. Read more >

Friday

Jan 17

9:45 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  (1966)
Date: Friday, January 17 @ 9:45 PM (ET)
An academic couple reveal their deepest secret to a pair of newcomers during an all-night booze fest. Black and White | 131 mins.

WINE: Dragone Selezione 2017
Region: Calabria IGT, Italy

Because this rich wine is such an exciting discovery, enjoy it with the complexly rendered directorial debut of Mike Nichols, who proved that his grasp of cinema was equal to his award-winning career in theatre. Read more >

Monday

Jan 6

11:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Maltese Falcon (1941)
DATE: Monday, January 6 @ 11:00 PM (ET)

Hard-boiled detective Sam Spade gets caught up in the murderous search for a priceless statue.  Black and White | 100 mins.

WINE: Château Tour de Miot 2015
Region: Bordeaux AOC, France

Among these masterpieces, the earthy spice notes and dark fruit flavors of this red wine call for the earthy darkness of John Huston’s great film noir and the unscrupulous characters that populate it. Read more >

Tuesday

Jan 7

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Fountainhead (1949)
Date: Tuesday, January 7 @ 8:00 PM (ET)
An idealistic architect battles corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman. Drama | Black and White | 112 mins.

WINE: Manga del Brujo Blanco 2018
Region: Calatayud DO, Spain
This luscious white was made as an homage to a local architect, so pair it with a film about an idealistic architect (Gary Cooper) who battles both corrupt business interests and his love for a married woman (Patricia Neal).
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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 >

Monday

Jan 13

4:45 AM (ET)

MOVIE: To Be or Not to Be (1942)
Date: Monday, January 13 @ 4:45 AM (ET)
A troupe of squabbling actors joins the Polish underground to dupe the Nazis.
Black and White | 98 mins.

WINE:Terra di Nonno Vermentino 2018
Region: Terre Siciliane IGT, Italy
The orchard fruit, wildflower, and honey notes of this Vermentino make a
delightful complement to Ernst Lubitsch’s elegant direction and deft comedic touches in this sophisticated satire about a wartime theatre troupe who become involved with the Polish resistance.
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Monday

Feb 3

2:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: On the Town (1949)
DATE: Monday, February 3 @ 2:30 PM (ET)
Three sailors wreak havoc as they search for love during a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City. Color (Technicolor) | 97 mins.

WINE: Pierre Brecht Cuvée Cinq 2018
Region: Alsace AOC, France

This delightful French white, with its ripe peach, pear, and apple
blossom notes, is a fitting accompaniment to such an enjoyable film. Read more >

Friday

Jan 31

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: All About Eve (1950)
DATE: Friday, January 31 @ 8:00 PM (ET)

When she tries to make peace in her new family, an engaged woman falls for her fiance's brother. Comedy | 101 mins.

WINE: Fratelli Fusco Coda di Volpe 2018
Region: Beneventano IGT, Italy
Pair this Italian white, full of complex orchard fruit aromas and a honeyed palate, with one of the sweetest depictions of an Italian-American family ever captured on film. Read more >

Sunday

Jan 12

12:00 AM (ET)

MOVIE: The Lodger (1927)
DATE: Sunday, January 13 @ 12:00 AM (ET)
In this silent film, a family running a boarding house suspects their new tenant is Jack the Ripper. Black and White | 75 mins.

WINE: Alambrado Pinot Noir 2018
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
The concentrated and vibrant fruit flavors of this Pinot Noir are matched by Alfred Hitchcock’s third feature, a bona fide masterpiece of the late silent era.
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MOVIE: The Little Foxes (1941)
DATE: Not Currently Scheduled
An ambitious woman takes on her corrupt brothers and honest husband in her drive for wealth. Drama | Black and White | 116 mins.

WINE: Bette Davis Malbec 2018
Region: Paso Robles, California
This bold Malbec deserves an equally brash partner. Nominated for an Academy Award, Bette Davis plays Regina Giddens in this classic melodrama that tells the story of a family scheming against itself in the turn-of-the-century South.
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Thursday

Jan 2

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Road to Morocco (1942)
DATE: Thursday, January 2 @ 8:00 PM (ET)
Two castaways get mixed up in an Arabian nightmare when they're caught between a bandit chief and a beautiful princess. Musical | Black and White | 82 mins.

WINE: Bob Hope Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Region: Edna Valley, California
The third of the “Road” pictures starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour is considered the best of the series. It tells the story of two con artists who are marooned in the Arabian desert after a shipwreck and end up in a romantic rivalry over a beautiful princess.
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Saturday

Feb 15

10:20 AM (ET)

MOVIE: Giant (1956)
DATE: Saturday, February 15 @ 10:20 AM (ET)
A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times.
Color (Warnercolor) | 195 mins.

WINE: Rock Hudson Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Region: California
This bold Cabernet – king of the reds – is an obvious pairing for such a ‘giant’ of a film.
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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

“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