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: The Essentials Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
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 >

Saturday

May 27

10:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Mister Roberts(1955)
Saturday, May 27 @ 10:30 PM (ET)

A naval officer longing for active duty clashes with his vainglorious captain. Comedy | 121 mins.

WINE: Sendero des Santos Albariño 2013
Region: Rías Baixas DO, Spain
A perfect match for a grape with a salty, marine note is John Ford’s adaptation of Mister Roberts, with Henry Fonda as the title character and James Cagney as then thick-skinned and dictatorial captain. The movie’s comedic highlight is Jack Lemmon in one of his earliest performances, which remains as fresh today as this crisp and aromatic Albariño. Read more >

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MOVIE: The Palm Beach Story(1942)
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To finance her husband's career, a married woman courts an eccentric millionaire. Comedy | Black and White | 87 mins.

WINE: Château de Callac Cuvée Prestige 2013
Region: Graves AOC, France

Like the blend of sweet Sémillon and citrusy Sauvignon Blanc in this delicious white wine, star Claudette Colbert’s elegance and Sturges’ script are perfect complements to each other, producing an unforgettable film comedy. Read more >

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MOVIE: The Earrings of Madame De... (1953)
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When a woman sells her earrings to pay a gambling debt, it leads to a string of betrayals. Drama,Romance | Black and White | 100 mins

WINE: Chemins de Casel Chardonnay 2015
Region: Pays d’Oc IGP, France

Pour a glass of this opulent California Viognier and enjoy the story of a theatrical couple in (Jack Benny and Carole Lombard) who support the Warsaw resistance through Shakespeare and backstage antics. Read more >

Tuesday

May 2

11:30 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Mutiny on the Bounty(1935)
DATE: Tuesday, May 2 @ 11:30 PM (ET)

Classic adventure about the sadistic Captain Bligh, who drove his men to revolt during a South Seas expedition. Adventure | Black and White | 132 mins.

WINE: Les Hauts de Font Rocher 2015
Region: Lirac AOC, France
Clark Gable, Charles Laughton and Franchot Tone... Enjoy the competing talents onscreen with this captivating red from the southern Rhône, with four grapes contributing to its complex structure and flavors of ripe berry and spice. Read more >

Saturday

May 6

8:00 PM (ET)

Monday

July 31

09:15 AM (ET)

MOVIE: The Bad and the Beautiful(1953)
DATE: Saturday, May 6 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
Monday, July 31 @ 09:15 AM (ET)

An unscrupulous movie producer uses everyone around him in his climb to the top. Drama | Black and White | 117 mins.

WINE: Altos de la Guardia
Tempranillo 2015
Region: Rioja DOCa, Spain

Pair its complexities with this Rioja, a smooth and elegantly crafted wine with an array of spices and bramble fruits on display. Read more >

WINE: Alfred Hitchcock Master of Suspense Syrah 2014
Region: California
One of Hitchcock’s most daring experiments is found in this classic tale of murder, an adaptation of the play Rope’s End by Patrick Hamilton that was designed to unwind as one uninterrupted take. The film is also the perfect example of why he has become known around the world as the “Master of Suspense” and a fitting experience for such a dark and aromatic wine. Read more >
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Monday

May 8

8:00 PM (ET)

Monday

July 24

12:15 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Far Country(1955)
DATE: Monday, May 8 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
Monday, July 24 @ 12:15 PM (ET)

Two cowboys on the road to Alaska help a wagon train in trouble. Western | 96 mins.

WINE: Schroeder Estate Pinot Noir 2015
Region: Patagonia, Argentina
The Far Country, set in Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush, pairs especially well with a wine that comes from southern Argentina, a region chilled by Antarctic winds. So often a likeable everyman, Stewart here plays a complicated hero, befitting Pinot Noir that displays such sublime complexity. Read more >

Friday

May 12

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: The Graduate(1967)
DATE: Friday, May 12 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

A recent college graduate has an affair with his neighbor's wife, then falls for their daughter. Color (Technicolor) | 105 mins.

WINE: Tangent ‘Block Selection’ Grenache Blanc 2015
Region: Edna Valley, California
Fifty years after its debut, Mike Nichols’ seminal film about disaffected youth is still as vibrant and compelling as ever. Like the vineyard that uses new winemaking techniques and cultivates unusual white grapes like Grenache Blanc, the movement known as ‘New Hollywood’ was a showcase of groundbreaking film techniques, made by an inspired group of young filmmakers. Read more >

Wednesday

May 17

11:30 PM (ET)

Wednesday

June 14

05:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: I Walked with a Zombie(1943)
DATE: Wednesday, May 17 @ 11:30 PM (ET)
Wednesday, June 14 @ 05:00 PM (ET)
A nurse in the Caribbean resorts to voodoo to cure her patient, even though she's in love with the woman's husband. Horror/Science-Fiction | Black and White | 68 mins.

WINE: Bees Knees Shiraz Viognier 2015
Region: Stellenbosch WO, South Africa

Pour a glass and enjoy the macabre and highly enjoyable story of a nurse who discovers the disturbing cause of her patient’s mental paralysis on a remote Caribbean island, the perfect blend of film genres. Read more >

Saturday

May 20

10:15 PM (ET)

MOVIE: You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
DATE: Saturday, May 20 @ 10:15PM (ET)

An Argentine heiress thinks a penniless American dancer is her secret admirer. Musical | Black and White | 97 mins.

WINE: Ascencion Torrontés 2015
Region: Salta, Argentina
Join Rita Hayworth in Buenos Aires (by way of a Hollywood set designer) in this lavish wartime musical, best appreciated with a glass of this exciting white wine from northern Argentina. Hayworth became Columbia’s top female star after reuniting with Fred Astaire for this story of a nightclub owner’s daughter who is courted by a talented American dancer. Read more >

Tuesday

May 30

8:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: It Started in Naples(1960)
DATE: Tuesday, May 30 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

An American lawyer trying to settle his brother''''s affairs in Italy falls for one of the man''''s in-laws. Comedy | 100 mins.

WINE: Monteguelfo 2011
Region: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Italy
Head south from the vineyards of Tuscany to find the vibrant port city of Naples and the island of Capri, the settings of Clark Gable and Sophia Loren’s Technicolor romance. Like this richly structured and complex red, the two indelible stars are hard to resist, especially when set against the film’s incredible Italian backdrops, beautifully shot on location. Read more >

WINE: Sunset Boulevard Old Vine Zinfandel 2014
Region: Lodi, California
After seeing the film, Louis B. Mayer famously said that writer-director Billy Wilder had “disgraced the industry,” but few today would say Sunset Boulevard is anything less than a masterpiece. Its compelling portrayal of Hollywood is dark and unsettling, and it calls for a wine of equal depth and mystery. Pour a glass and enjoy the complexities of Gloria Swanson’s ageless performance. Read more >

Sunday

June 4

2:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: An Affair to Remember(1957)
DATE: Sunday, June 4 @ 02:00 PM (ET)

A romantic shipboard romance inspires a couple to promise to meet six months later. Romance | 114 mins.

WINE: The Creamery Chardonnay 2014
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. Grant and Kerr’s sophistication and sentimentality are brilliantly echoed in The Creamery’s notes of ripe apricot and soft honeysuckle. Read more >

Tuesday

June 20

6:00 PM (ET)

MOVIE: Harvey(1950)
DATE: Tuesday, June 20 @ 06:00 PM (ET)

A wealthy eccentric prefers the company of an invisible six-foot rabbit to his family.

WINE: Alessandro Gallici
Pinot Grigio 2015
Region: Delle Venezie IGT, Italy

Sip a glass of this invigorating but delicate Italian white while enjoying the charming story of a good-natured eccentric and his invisible friend, a six-foot-tall rabbit named Harvey. Read more >

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MOVIE: Sweet Smell of Success(1957)
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A crooked press agent stoops to new depths to help an egotistical columnist break up his sister's romance. Black and White | 96 mins.

WINE: Bolo Nero ‘Edizione Limitata’ 2012
Region: Castel del Monte DOC, Italy

Tony Curtis’ image as a matinee idol was quickly shattered by his role as a scheming newspaper assistant, and it deserves to be paired with a red wine of flavorful depth and intrigue. 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