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WINE & MOVIES

Dec22, 2016

Wine and Movie Pairing: Strangers on a Train (1951) with Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc

December 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

by Sarah Shotwell

strangers-on-a-train_blogThis Christmas, take a break from your wonderful conveyor belt of holiday films, and indulge in a classy double murder, paired (appropriately) with two contrasting wines.

Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train is a pulse-jogging thriller narrating the story of two men who cross paths while traveling. Mid-Century heartthrob Farley Granger plays the unlucky protagonist, Guy Haines, a tennis star with a saucy, infuriating ex-wife bent on making his life miserable. But the show is stolen [...]

Nov24, 2016

Wine Dining: Thanksgiving Movie Pairings

November 24th, 2016|0 Comments

by Paullette Gaudet

thanksgiving_2_blogThanksgiving  provides a yearly opportunity to gauge the healing progress of childhood slights (mmmm....not quite there yet), note the recession rate of relatives' hairlines, and openly enjoy a holiday movie marathon paired with wine. While at this time of year it often feels like some things never change, a decade-by decade breakdown of Thanksgiving-themed films proves otherwise:

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987):  Operating on several levels at once (slapstick, character study, road-and-buddy-movie-from-hell), this classic holiday comedy [...]

Nov17, 2016

Featured Pairing: West Side Story and Stones & Bones Red Blend

November 17th, 2016|1 Comment

by Sarah Shotwell

natalie-wood_blogThis November, Natalie Wood is our Star of the Month at TCM! This doe-eyed beauty, known for her endearing, innocent charm, was cast idyllically in West Side Story as Maria, a love-struck Puerto Rican teen living in New York who falls for an Italian boy from the wrong side of the tracks. West Side Story, a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, is a heartbreaking but life affirming music [...]

Nov14, 2016

Movie & Wine Pairing: Rio Bravo (1959)

November 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Our next scheduled movie & wine pairing for the TCM Wine Club will take place Tuesday, November 15th at 2:00 PM (ET)


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The Movie: Rio Bravo (1959)
The Wine: Les Hauts de Cairanne 2013

A sheriff enlists a drunk, a kid and an old man to help him fight off a ruthless cattle baron. Cast: John Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson. Western | 141 mins.

Tasting Notes:

Varietal/Region: [...]

Oct25, 2016

Wine & Movie Pairing: Wait Until Dark (1967)

October 25th, 2016|1 Comment

Our next scheduled movie & wine pairing for the TCM Wine Club will take place Tuesday, October 25th at 8:00 PM (ET)


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The Movie: Wait Until Dark (1967)
The Wine: Alma Andina Malbec Reserve 2014

A blind woman fights against drug smugglers who've invaded her home. Cast: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna. 107 mins.

Tasting Notes:

Varietal/Region: Mendoza, Argentina

Audrey Hepburn is one of the great screen icons, known primarily for [...]

Oct11, 2016

Monster Movie Wines

October 11th, 2016|2 Comments

by Paullette Gaudet

monster-movie-wines_blogThis spooky month of October is the perfect time to celebrate Monster Movies, a genre that has been a part of film history since 1896's Le Manoir du Diable by visionary director Georges Méliès, which packs pretty much every modern horror trope into three minutes. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) and Nosferatu (1922) are perhaps more familiar early examples, but horror films really took off with the advent of sound in the 1930's. During [...]

WINE CLUB TIP -  Break out your Principe Strozzi Selvascura 2013 Toscana IGT, Italy Sunday nights in November!