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

Tuesday

April 8

03:15 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Forbidden Planet (1956)
Date: TUESDAY, APRIL 7 @ 03:15 PM (ET)

The animation, score and narration suggesting a landmark in Hollywood science fiction narrative and production values, the opening of Forbidden Planet, 1956.

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.
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Friday

May 29

09:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 29 @ 09:30 PM (ET)

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

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: Blood and Sand (1941)
Date: Not Currently Scheduled 
A married matador's rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat.

WINE: Ascencion Malbec 2018
Region: Salta, Argentina
Pair this attractive and complex Argentine Malbec with appealing stars Tyrone Power and Rita Hayworth, appearing as a married bullfighter and his beautiful temptress. Read more >

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MOVIE: COOL HAND LUKE(1967)
DATE: Not Currently Schedule
A free-spirited convict refuses to conform to chain-gang life.

WINE: Palacio de Menade 2018
Region: Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León, Spain

This Spanish wine is marked by its cool vibrancy. Refreshing and unique, this varietal stands in contrast to its grapes which grow in a dry, hot region. Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) is also a man of contrast. His vibrancy and resilience conflicts with his being a prisoner in a chain gang under the hot Southern sun. Read more >

Sunday

April 26

03:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Music Man (1962)
Date: SUNDAY, APRIL 26 @ 03:30 PM (ET)

A con artist hawks musical instruments and band uniforms to small-town America.

WINE: Abbesse de Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Region: Vin de Pays du Val du Loire IGP, France
“Intense zip and zing” could describe not only this French Sauvignon Blanc but also the performance of Robert Preston in this lavish 1960s Warner Brothers musical. Read more >

0547518_Tikohi_SB_TNClassic Movie Pairing: The Fortune Cookie (1966) Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau unite for the first time in this Billy Wilder comedy; they would eventually team up for nine more films. Here, Matthau gives an Oscar-winning performance as a crooked lawyer who convinces his injured brother-in-law (Lemmon) to commit insurance fraud. It’s a hilarious movie, and it goes well with a zippy, inviting wine like this tasty Sauvignon Blanc.
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MOVIE: High Society (1956)
Date: Not Currently Schedule

In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding.

WINE: A Tavola! Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Region: California
For a true cinematic feast, watch this Oscar-winning homage to the New York theater scene, full of delicious backstage drama (and backstabbing). Featuring what is arguably one of the greatest of all performances – Bette Davis as stage diva Margo Channing.

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MOVIE: West Side Story (1961)
Date: Not Currently Scheduled

A young couple from dueling street gangs falls in love.

WINE: Stones & Bones 2016
Region: Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal
Few movie experiences can compete with the richness of the classic musical West Side Story. Pour a glass of this sumptuous and intense red blend and join Maria and Tony for a spirited and passionate romp through New York. Read more

Sunday

March 01

01:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: 12 Angry Men (1957)
Date: SUNDAY, MARCH 1 @ 01:30 PM (ET)
A jury holdout tries to convince his colleagues to vote not guilty.

WINE: Round the Blend 2017
Region: California

Pair this rich blend of many popular grapes with a film cast with a dozen of Hollywood’s most dependable actors. Chief among them is Henry Fonda (who also produced the film) as the lone holdout during jury deliberations that will decide the fate of a young man accused of murder. 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 >

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MOVIE: Red River (1948)
Date: Not Currently Schedule
A prizefighter who died before his time is reincarnated as a tycoon with a murderous wife.

WINE:Diego de Almagro Reserva 2014
Region: Valdepeñas DO, Spain
To open a bottle of this vibrant Spanish red is to be transported to a wind-swept, sun-scorched land – like that of Howard Hawks’ classic Western. A beautifully crafted film, it tells the story of a cattle driver (John Wayne) who braves the Chisholm Trail with the survivor of an Indian raid (Montgomery Clift).
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Friday

March 6

08:30 AM (ET)

MOVIE: Bringing Up Baby (1938)
DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 6 @ 08:30 AM (ET)

A madcap heiress upsets the staid existence of a straitlaced scientist.

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

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.

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Monday

March 30

04:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Monkey Business (1931)
DATE: MONDAY, MARCH 30 @ 04:30 PM (ET)

Four stowaways get mixed up with gangsters while running riot on an ocean liner.

WINE: Marx Brothers Merlot 2016
Region: Central Coast, California
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.

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MOVIE: Crossing Delancey (1988)
DATE: Not Currently Scheduled (ET)
An aging woman hires a matchmaker to find her independent granddaughter a man.

WINE: Silver Sandhill Viognier 2018
Region: Lodi, California
A delightful, often overlooked romantic comedy, Crossing Delancy’s charm, like a good wine, only improves with age. The movie follows “Izzy” Grossman (Amy Irving) on her quest for Mr. Right.
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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.

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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MOVIE: Giant (1956)
DATE: Not Currently Scheduled
A Texas ranching family fights to survive changing times.

3875217_WD_Rock_Hudson_CS_TNRock Hudson was Oscar-nominated for this big-screen epic about the ups and downs of a Texas rancher. Starring alongside Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean, in his final film performance, Hudson dazzles in the most dramatic role of his career, one that sees his character age three decades into the future and confront both family drama and changing social values.
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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