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: Marx Brothers 2015
Region: California
A Night at the Opera (1935)
The brothers’ first picture with MGM is this rambunctious tale of an Opera company gone awry, headed by Groucho as Otis P. Driftwood – one of the great comedian’s most iconic roles. All three remaining brothers are represented in this wine’s mix of grapes (Zeppo had left the group after Duck Soup in 1933) and this is one of their most essentials films. Both are sure to be richly enjoyed. Read more >

Thursday

Nov 2

08:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Marriage Italian Style (1964)
DATE: Thursday, November 2 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

A businessman''''s discarded mistress refuses to tell him which of her three sons is his. Color (Eastmancolor) | 102 mins.

WINE: Orvini 2015
Region: Abboccato Orvieto Classico DOC, Italy
When it comes to pairing film with Italian wine, you can’t go wrong with the delicious and iconic Sophia Loren for indelible entertainment. Read more >

Saturday

Nov 4

1:30PM (ET)

MOVIE: Harold and Maude(1971)
Date: Wednesday, June 21 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
A suicidal young man gets a new lease on life when he falls for an 80-year-old woman. Comedy | 91 mins.

WINE: The Black Stump Durif Shiraz 2017
Region: South Eastern Australia
Taking the name of this wine as delicious inspiration, join the crew of Cruiser C-57D to a distant planet in MGM’s landmark science fiction film. Read more >

Sunday

Nov 5

02:45 AM (ET)

MOVIE: Rocco and His Brothers (1961)
DATE: Sunday, November 5 @ 02:45 AM (ET)

When a widow's family moves to the big city, two of her sons become romantic rivals, with deadly results. Drama | Black and White | 178 mins.

WINE: Pillastro Selezione d’Oro 2014
Region: Puglia IGT, Italy

Luchino Visconti’s iconic movie about wayward young Italian men stars Alain Delon in the title role – one of his first and most beloved performances. Pair the big emotions and narrative sweep of the film with the big impression made by this Italian wine’s intense, black-fruit flavors and chocolaty depth. Read more >

Saturday

Nov 8

08:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Rear Window(1954)
DATE: Saturday, November 18 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
Wednesday, November 22 @ 02:15 AM (ET)
A photographer with a broken leg uncovers a murder while spying on the neighbors in a nearby apartment building. Suspense/Mystery | 112 mins.

WINE: Casona Cordillera Merlot 2015
Region: Colchagua Valley, Chile

In one of Hitchcock’s very best films (and that’s saying something), he mixes suspense and romance, a sweet heroine, and a devious villain, an ageless entertainment that matches the well-balanced character of the finest Chilean wines, like this 2015 Merlot. 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 >

Wednesday

Nov 8

08:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Date: Wednesday, November 8 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
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 >

Thursday

Nov 9

08:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Anna and the King of Siam(1946)
DATE: Thursday, November 9 @ 08:00 PM (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 >

Friday

Nov 10

08:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Cinema Paradiso (1989)
Friday, November 10 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
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 >

Tuesday

Nov 14

12:00 AM (ET)

MOVIE: Scarface(1932)
Date: November 14 @ 12:00 AM (ET)
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 >

Thursday

Nov 16

10:15 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Goodbye Girl(1977)
Date: Thursday, November 16 @ 10:15 PM (ET)

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 >

Tuesday

Nov 21

10:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Bridge on the River Kwai(1957)
DATE: Tuesday, November 21 @ 10:30 PM (ET)

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