Tune in for our weekend movie & wine pairings! The marathon for the TCM Wine Club kicks off on Saturday, August 6th at 12:45 AM (ET)
First Movie: Sunday, August 7th at 12:45 AM (ET)
In this musical version of The Philadelphia Story, tabloid reporters invade a society wedding. Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Grace Kelly. Dir: Charles Walters.
Tasting Notes: For a film setting to match Chile's perfect wine-growing climate, look no further than the island of Oahu, the filming location for Columbia's star-studded adaptation of From Here to Eternity. This Cabernet's complex layers of black fruit and dark chocolate provide a riveting complement to the film's drama and romantic entanglements, all the way to its dynamic finish.
Second Movie: Sunday, August 7th at 6:00 PM (ET)
When an heiress sues a newspaper, the editor hires a reporter to compromise her. Black and White, 98 mins.
Tasting Notes: Like this white Bordeaux blend, everything is just right with MGM’s classic comedy Libeled Lady. Pour a glass and enjoy four of the greatest stars of the 1930s – Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, William Powell and Myrna Loy – for a hilarious film of love and libel that has likewise garnered acclaim (including a Best Picture nomination). Match a top vintage with a top film from Hollywood’s golden age.
Third Movie: Sunday, August 7th at 8:00 PM (ET)
Red Dust: A plantation overseer in Indochina is torn between a married woman and a lady of the evening.
Mogambo: In this remake of Red Dust, an African hunter is torn between a lusty showgirl and a married woman.
Tasting Notes: Clark Gable is the big personality in these two classic films set in exotic lands. He stars twice as a man torn between two women: one an alluring temptress (played first by Jean Harlow and later by Ava Gardner) and another from high society (Mary Astor and Grace Kelly). Whether set in Indochina or the jungles of Africa, both films are sun-drenched adventures that complement this lush, peppery Shiraz.