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

Friday

April 12

9:45PM (ET)

MOVIE: Being There(1979)
Date: Friday, April 12 @ 09:45 PM (ET)
Political pundits mistake an illiterate gardener for a media genius and turn him into a national hero. Comedy | 129 mins.

WINE: Stonewall Riesling 2016
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Just like in this complex Riesling, a touch of nuttiness is what makes director Hal Ashby’s film so beloved. Read more >

Sunday

April 14

3:45 AM (ET)

MOVIE: Cat People(1942)
Date: Sunday, April 14 @ 03:45 AM (ET)
Comedienne Fanny Brice fights to prove that she can be the greatest star and find romance even though she isn't pretty. Musical | 155 mins.

WINE: Camino de Seda ‘Selección Especial’ 2016
Region: Jumilla DO, Spain
Producer Val Lewton made a series of idiosyncratic horror films in the 1940s, but this may be his most successful effort. Read more >

Monday

Apr 15

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: King Kong(1933)
DATE: Monday, April 15 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
A film crew discovers the eighth wonder of the world, a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc. Black and White | 96 mins.

WINE: Le XV du Président Grenache 2017
Region: Pays d’Oc IGP, France

A rich red wine calls for a bold film. Look no further than producer-director Merian C. Cooper’s classic adventure tale about the ‘eighth wonder of the world.’ Read more >

Tuesday

April 16

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Gold Rush(1925
Date: Tuesday, April 16 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
England's Henry II and his estranged queen battle over the choice of an heir. Drama | 134 mins.

WINE: The Prospector ‘49er Blend’ 2016
Region: California

Charlie Chaplin’s hit comedy tells of men searching for gold not in California – the inspiration for this lush red blend – but in the frozen Klondike of 1898. Read more >

Sunday

April 21

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Easter Parade(1948)
DATE: Sunday, April 21 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

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 2017
Region: California

The world’s most popular white grape, Chardonnay, begs for an equally appealing screen presence. Read more >

WINE: Hedy Lamarr Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Region: Côtes de Gascogne IGP, France
Classic Movie Pairing: Algiers(1938)
Hedy Lamarr stars in her first Hollywood movie alongside Charles Boyer as a notorious thief living in colonial Algeria. The story had originated as the 1937 French film Pepe le Moko, which producer Walter Wanger purchased and then suppressed in the U.S. so as not to compete with his newer version. His choice of Lamarr as the thief’s mistress made for box office gold – her beauty was legendary, and Algiers was produced to take full advantage of the screen siren. Enjoy this captivating French white, a tribute to the brilliance of Hedy Lamarr. Read more >

Monday

May 6

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Cabin in the Sky(1943)
DATE: Monday, May 6 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

God and Satan battle for the soul of a wounded gambler. Musical | Black and White | 98 mins.

WINE: Villa Farnia di Farnese 2017
Region: Trebbiano d’Abruzzo DOC, Italy

Tccessful Broadway play – a delicious accompaniment to the refreshing citrus notes and zesty acidity in this Italian wine. Read more >

Wednesday

May 15

10:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid(1969)
Date: Wednesday, May 15 @ 10:00 PM (ET)
Tuesday, June 11 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
Two free-spirited bank robbers flee railroad detectives and head for Bolivia. Western | 110 mins.

WINE: Aluado Alicante Bouchet Reserva 2015
Region: Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal
One of the most cherished ‘buddy’ movies of all time, director George Roy Hill’s New Hollywood Western breaks the genre’s conventions while delivering a pair of effortless performances from stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Read more >

Tuesday

May 21

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Glass Bottom Boat(1966)
DATE: Tuesday, May 21 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
A woman writing a scientist's biography is mistaken for a spy. Comedy | 110 mins.

WINE: Visionario ‘Anniversario 10 Ani’ 2016
Region: Venezie IGT, Italy

A Doris Day performance is perfect for the elegant stone fruit and white flower notes in this Northern Italian beauty. Read more >

Thursday

May 23

3:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Bad Day at Black Rock(1955)
Date:
Thursday, May 23 @ 03:30 PM (ET)

When he's named governor of Jamaica, a former pirate sets out to clean up the Caribbean. Adventure | 84 mins.

WINE: HJ Fabre ‘Barrel Selection’ Malbec 2016
Region: Patagonia, Argentina

Accompany Spencer Tracy to the mysterious desert town of Black Rock while sipping this rich and full-bodied Malbec from Patagonia. Read more >

WINE: Al Hirschfeld ‘Edward G Robinson’ Primitivo 2017
Region: Puglia IGT, Italy

Classic Movie Pairing: Key Largo (1948)
Edward G. Robinson was a soft-spoken gentleman, but he is most remembered for gangster roles like the one-time crime czar Rocco – modeled after none other than Al Capone, who had died just one year before the film’s release. Based on Maxwell Anderson’s hit play, the movie became a vehicle for Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and was shot not in the Florida Keys but on the Warner Bros. studio lot. But arguably the film’s most impressive element is the mesmerizing Robinson – a great actor working at the height of his powers. Read more >

Sunday

May 26

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Pink Panther(1964)
Date: Sunday, May 26 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
In the first Inspector Clouseau film, the bumbling French police detective tries to stop a notorious jewel thief from nabbing a princess' diamond. Color (Technicolor) | 113 mins.

WINE: Contessa Giovanna Manci Pinot Grigio 2017
Region: Trentino DOC, Italy
In the first Inspector Clouseau film, the bumbling French police detective (Peter Sellers) tries to stop a notorious jewel thief (David Niven) from nabbing a priceless diamond. Read more >

Friday

May 31

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Close Encounters of the Third Kind(1977)
Date: Friday, May 31 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
Tuesday, July 30 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
A blue-collar worker's encounter with a UFO leaves him a changed man. Horror/Science-Fiction | 134 mins.

WINE: Gold Star Grenache Blanc 2017
Region: Santa Barbara County, California
The long, complex finish of this luscious California white matches the complexity and awe-inspiring moments in Steven Spielberg’s celebrated sci-fi film. Read more >

WINE: TCM Classic Film Festival Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Region: California
Classic Movie Pairing: Gone with the Wind (1939)
Celebrating its 80th anniversary in 2019, David O. Selznick’s Civil War-set epic was also the first film ever shown on Turner Classic Movies. Though its naïve depiction of the antebellum South draws its share of criticism today, there’s no denying the film’s impressive scope and sheer beauty resulting from this big-budget adaptation’s roster of A-list craftsmen working at the height of Hollywood’s golden age. As cinematic spectacle, Gone with the Wind is a triumph. Read more >

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MOVIE: Baby Doll (1956)
DATE: Not Currently Scheduled

A child bride holds her husband at bay while flirting with a sexy Italian farmer. 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. Read more >

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MOVIE: The Three Musketeers(1948)
Date: Not Currently Scheduled
Athletic adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic adventure about the king's musketeers and their mission to protect France. Color (Technicolor) | 125 mins.

WINE: La Catina Estate ‘Limited Release’ Pinot Noir 2017
Region: Dealurile Munteniei, Romania

A delicious wine from a renowned estate meets a classic movie adapted from a renowned novel. Read more >

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MOVIE: Lust for Life(1956)
Date: Not Currently Scheduled
Passionate biography of painter Vincent van Gogh, whose genius drove him mad. Color (Metrocolor) | 121 mins.

WINE: Grande Réserve de Gassac Blanc 2017
Region: Pays d’Hérault IGP, France

The rugged landscape of southern France lends itself to this wine’s concentrated notes of wild herbs and citrus just as it did to painter Vincent Van Gogh’s richly concentrated colors. Read more >

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MOVIE: Harvey(1950)
Date: Not Currently Scheduled

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

WINE: Stellenrust Heritage Collection 2018
Region: Stellenbosch WO, South Africa
This acclaimed Chenin Blanc is full of expressive fruit aromas and flavors. Read more >

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MOVIE: Mata Hari(1931)
Date: Not Currently Scheduled
Romantic biography of World War I''''s notorious lady spy. Black and White | 90 mins.

WINE: Valcatrina Tinto 2017
Region: Vinho Regional Alentejano, Portugaly
The legendary Greta Garbo’s most financially successful film, this richly appointed melodrama tells the story of the notorious WWI spy who posed as a Parisian dancer. Read more >

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MOVIE: An Affair to Remember(1957)
DATE: Not Currently Scheduled

A romantic shipboard romance inspires a couple to promise to meet six months later. Color (DeLuxe) | 114 mins.

WINE: The Creamery Chardonnay 20166
Region: Santa Lucia Highlands, California

One of Hollywood’s most beloved romances is this Cary Grant-Deborah Kerr drama from 20th Century Fox, a widescreen remake of the director’s 1939 film Love Affair 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

“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