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

Monday

July 23

8:00PM (ET)

MOVIE: Giant(1956)
Date: Monday, July 23 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
August 25 @ 10:30 AM (ET)

A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times. Color (Warnercolor) | 195 mins.

WINE: Benedictus de Vatican 20ème Anniversaire 2015
Region: Vin de France
This deep, velvety, Rhône red comes from one of France’s oldest winemaking dynasties, so pair it with a story of another family dynasty: George Stevens’ starstudded adaptation of Edna Ferber’s best-selling novel. Read more >

Sunday

July 29

10:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Three Coins in the Fountain(1954)
Date: Sunday, July 29 @ 10:00 PM (ET)

Three American roommates working in Italy wish for the man of their dreams after throwing coins into a fountain. Romance | 101 mins.

WINE: Pillastro Primitivo 2016
Region: Puglia IGT, Italy

This sumptuous red blend comes from the south of Italy, but its exuberant fruity qualities pair perfectly with charming romantic drama Three Coins in the Fountain, shot on location in Rome in spectacular Cinemascope. Read more >

Thursday

Aug 2

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Love Crazy(1941)
Date: Thursday, August 2 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
A businessman concocts a series of harebrained schemes to keep his wife from divorcing him. Comedy | Black and White | 98 mins.

WINE: Chemins de Casel Chardonnay 2016
Region: Pays d’Oc IGP, France
William Powell and Myrna Loy were never married in real life, but with their great onscreen chemistry in over a dozen films most people believed they were. This appealing southern French Chardonnay is a lovely match to Loy – one of the loveliest of all actresses. Read more >

WINE: Marx Brothers Merlot 2016
Region: Central Coast, California
Classic Movie Pairing: Monkey Business (1931)
Groucho, Harpo, Chico, and Zeppo are all here in the brothers’ first film shot in Southern California. Ostensibly about a group of stowaways on a luxury liner who get mixed up with rival gangsters, like other Marx Brothers films the plot is really just a backdrop for a series of great gags – setting new standards for on-screen anarchy! Uncork a smooth and pleasing Merlot and settle in for the film that made the Brothers major film stars. Read more >

Thursday

Aug 9

6:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Sunshine Boys (1975)
Date: Thursday, August 9 @ 06:00 PM (ET)
A feuding comedy team reunites for a television comeback. Comedy | 110 mins.

WINE: El Grigio Pinot Grigio 2017
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Walter Matthau and George Burns costar in this Neil Simon adaptation about a comedy team reuniting for a TV special after a decade-long feud. Things don’t go as planned for the two characters, but audiences of the film will find the whole affair hilarious – and perfect for a crisp and crowd-pleasing Pinot Grigio that has seen its share of sunshine. Read more >

Sunday

Aug 12

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Lover Come Back(1961)
DATE: Sunday, August 12 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

An ad exec in disguise courts his pretty female competitor. Comedy | 106 mins.

WINE: Silver Sandhill Pinot Grigio 2016
Region: Lodi, California

Doris Day and Rock Hudson lives in the shadow of their first effort (1959’s Pillow Talk) but it’s more than worthy of your attention. Day, the effervescent girl-next-door, is the perfect spiritual match for such a bright and pleasing wine. Read more >

Thursday

Aug 16

08:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Trouble in Paradise(1932)
DATE: Thursday, August 16 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

A love triangle ignites trouble between two jewel thieves and their intended victim. Comedy,Crime | Black and White | 82 mins.

WINE: Cabalié 2016
Region: Vin de France

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 >

WINE: TCM Summer Under the Stars Famoso 2017
Region: Rubicone IGT, Italy

Classic Movie Pairing: Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Two of America’s biggest and most beloved stars are here in one of Hollywood’s most memorable comedies. Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn headline as an uptight paleontologist hoping for money from a benefactress and a zippy heiress who leads him astray. They fall in love and into some ridiculous hijinks in this essential “screwball” comedy from director Howard Hawks. Revel in the stardom on display with a glass of this crisp, pleasing Famoso. Read more >

Sunday

Aug 19

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Harvey Girls(1946)
Date: Sunday, August 19 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
Straitlaced waitresses battle saloon girls to win the West for domesticity. Color (Technicolor) | 101 mins.

WINE: Karl May Riesling Gutswein Trocken 2016
Region: Rheinhessen Qualitätswein, Germany

Enjoy Judy Garland timeless appeal in the role of a western waitress in The Harvey Girls with this remarkable Riesling, one of the world’s most beloved white grapes. Read more >

Monday

Aug 20

10:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: King Solomon's Mines(1950)
Date: Monday, August 20 @ 10:00 PM (ET)
A spirited widow hires a daredevil jungle scout to find a lost treasure in diamonds. Adventure | 102 mins.

WINE: Nespolino Sangiovese 2016
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. Starring Stewart Granger and Deborah Kerr as a British hunter and wife of a missing explorer, the film follows the pair as they journey in search of the legendary diamond mines of the title. Read more >

Saturday

Aug 25

8:00 PM (ET)

Baby Doll(1956)
Saturday, August 25 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
A child bride holds her husband at bay while flirting with a sexy Italian farmer. Drama | Black and White | 114 mins.

WINE: Pagos de Tahola 2017
Region: Rioja DOCa, Spain

Since Tempranillo grapes ripen early and make a vibrant and fruit-forward wine at a young age, enjoy it with young Carroll Baker’s first leading performance. Just as the wine gets mellower over time, Baby Doll has only increased in estimation since the days of the Hollywood Production Code. Read more >

WINE: Jackie Gleason ‘The Great One’ 2017
Region: Lodi, California
Classic Movie Pairing: The Hustler (1961)
A full-bodied and robust red blend is the perfect choice for the complex performance that won Gleason his Oscar nomination. He stars as the iconic Minnesota Fats, rival pool player to the film’s hero (Paul Newman), and this ‘60s classic cemented Gleason’s reputation as a serious actor. Of course, Gleason’s career was defined by excellence in a variety of styles and genres – he’d later famously play in the Smokey and the Bandit series – but this is arguably his most powerful and robust work. Read more >

Tuesday

Aug 28

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: All Quiet on the Western Front(1930)
Date: Tuesday, August 28 @ 08:00 PM (ET) (ET)
Young German soldiers try to adjust to the horrors of World War I. War | Black and White | 132 mins.

WINE: Château Le Bonalguet 2016
Region: Bordeaux AOC, France

A highly anticipated and award-winning film, Universal’s World War I epic still resonates decades after its original release. Crafted a few hundred miles from the site of France’s western front, this Bordeaux red will age gracefully as well – but feel free to open it when this movie airs on TCM! Read more >

Thursday

Aug 30

10:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Special Day, A(1977)
Date: Thursday, August 30 @ 10:30 PM (ET)

Two neighbors, a persecuted journalist and a resigned housewife, meet during Hitler''s visit in Italy in May 1938. Drama | 106 mins.

WINE: Feudi del Vulcano 2015
Region: Falanghina del Sannio DOC, Italy
This Italian white is elegant and crisp, so pair it with an elegant team of performers: the timeless Marcello Mastroianni and Sophia Loren. Read more >

Wednesday

Oct 10

10:15 AM (ET)

MOVIE: Little Women(1949)
Date: Wednesday, October 10 @ 10:15 AM (ET)
The four daughters of a New England family fight for happiness during and after the Civil War. Color (Technicolor) | 121 mins.

WINE: Field of Stones Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
MGM’s lavish postwar version stands out both for its Technicolor beauty and for its leading lady, June Allyson. She provides the film’s vibrant center and its earth appeal, which makes it a great film to watch while sipping this colorful New Zealand wine, complete with an appealing grassy edge. Read more >

WINE: The Essentials Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Classic Movie Pairing:
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World(1963)
Producer-director Stanley Kramer’s slapstick epic is the ultimate movie caper, an experience as lively as a bright and citrusy glass of this Sauvignon Blanc. The first and only comedy filmed in the Cinerama widescreen format includes an amazing array of talent, from Spencer Tracy and Phil Silvers to Ethel Merman, Jack Benny, and Jonathan Winters in his first film role. Read more >

Not Currently Scheduled on TCM

Not

Currently

Scheduled

MOVIE: Bride of Frankenstein(1935)
Date: Not currently scheduled
To save his wife, Baron Frankenstein must build a mate for his monster. Black and White | 73 mins.

WINE: San Lucas Malbec 2016
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
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. Read more >

Not

Currently

Scheduled

MOVIE: Love Affair(1939)
DATE: Not currently scheduled

Near-tragic misunderstandings threaten a shipboard romance. Black and White | 87 mins.

WINE: Aluado Alicante Bouschet 2017
Region: Lisboa IGT, Portugal

Leo McCarey’s original version of Love Affair (it would later be remade as An Affair to Remember) is one of the great Hollywood love stories. Like this highly honored red wine, McCarey and stars Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer were all previous Oscar nominees, and the film picked up six nominations of its own. 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