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 - INTRODUCTORY CASE

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MOVIE: Atlantic City (1980)
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An aging gangster's love for a gambling house waitress puts him in the middle of a heist gone bad. 105 mins.

WINE: RedHeads Barrel Monkeys Shiraz 2018
Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Pioneering winemakers developed this Shiraz with love and passion for their craft. So too did independent filmmaker Louis Malle – a French director who had only recently begun to shoot films in America – make this offbeat thriller about an aging gangster (Burt Lancaster) who falls in love with a gambling house waitress (Susan Sarandon).
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The 400 Blows (1938)
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A 12-year-old boy turns to crime to escape family problems. Black and White | 94 mins.

WINE: Heredad de Chavarri Albariño 2018
Rías Baixas DO, Spain
 Pair this small grape varietal with one of classic film’s youngest heroes – played by Jean-Pierre Leaud in a role that he would return to again and again. The youthfulness and poignancy of The 400 Blows may never go out of style.
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Saturday

Dec 6

6:00 AM (ET)

The Pirate (1947)
Saturday, December 6 @ 6:00 AM (ET)
An actor poses as a notorious pirate to court a romantic Caribbean girl. Color (Technicolor) | 101 mins.

WINE: Bees Knees Chenin Blanc-Viognier 2019
Western Cape WO, South Africa
Just as South Africa’s amazing wines deserve more attention, so does this invigorating musical set in the 19th century Caribbean islands.
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Sunday

Dec 22

8:00 PM (ET)

Going My Way (1944)
Sunday, December 22 @ 8:00 PM (ET)
A young priest revitalizes a failing parish and brings new life to the elder priest.
Musical | Black and White | 126 mins.

WINE: Charles Back Fairview 2018
Coastal Region, South Africa
Crosby has several opportunities to croon, including the hit song “Swinging on a Star,” and the sheer joy and optimism of the picture – released at the height of the war – led to its huge success at the box office. Enjoy it with the flavors of ripe citrus and zesty acidity of this delicious white wine.
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Saturday

Dec 14

1:45 PM (ET)

Mogambo (1956)
Saturday, December 14 @ 1:45 PM (ET)
In this remake of Red Dust, an African hunter is torn between a lusty showgirl and a married woman. Adventure | 116 mins.

WINE: Cabalié ‘Coup de Coeur’ 2017
Pays d’Oc IGP, France
This “full-bodied fruit bomb” needs an exceptionally colorful film to match its highly aromatic character and powerful flavors. Look no further than director John Ford’s African-shot romantic drama with Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, and Grace Kelly.
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Saturday

June 1

08:00 PM (ET)

_0000s_0000_West-Side-Story-(1961)West Side Story (1961)
SATURDAY, JUNE 1 @ 08:00 PM (ET)
A young couple from dueling street gangs falls in love. Musical | 153 mins.

2267515_Stones_&_Bones_RD_TNWINE: Stones & Bones 2015
Vinho Regional Lisboa, Portugal
Few movie experiences can compete with the richness of the classic musical West Side Story.
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Wednesday

July 3

01:30 AM (ET)

Casablanca-(1942)Casablanca (1942)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 3 @ 01:30 AM (ET)
An American saloon owner in North Africa is drawn into World War II when his lost love turns up. Black and White | 99 mins.

3699616_Ingrid_Bergman_CS_TNWINE: Ingrid Bergman Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
California
Like a great California Pinot, Robert Mitchum’s presence onscreen is defined by a cool, calm exterior that conceals hidden depths of emotion, making him one of the most intriguing actors of his era.
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Thursday

July 4

01:15 AM (ET)

_0000s_0002_The-Music-Man-(1962)The Music Man (1962)
THURSDAY, JULY 4 @ 01:15 AM (ET)
A con artist hawks musical instruments and band uniforms to small-town America. Musical | 151 mins.

0399717_Abbesse_de_Loire_SB_TNWINE: Abbesse de Loire Sauvignon Blanc 2017
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.
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Sunday

July 7

01:30 PM (ET)

_0000s_0011_Born-Yesterday-(1950)Born Yesterday (1950)
SUNDAY, JULY 7 @ 01:30 PM (ET)
A newspaper reporter takes on the task of educating a crooked businessman's girlfriend. Comedy | Black and White | 102 mins.

1681516_Lemon_Hill_VI_TNWINE: Lemon Hill Viognier 2016
Clarksburg, California
Publicity for Born Yesterday described the lead character as “blonde, beautiful, and brazen.”
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Saturday

July 20

03:30 PM (ET)

_0000s_0014_12-Angry-Men-(1957)12 Angry Men (1957)
SATURDAY, JULY 20 @ 03:30 PM (ET)
A jury holdout tries to convince his colleagues to vote not guilty. Drama | Black and White | 96 mins.

2292515_Round_The_Blend_RD_TNWINE: Round the Blend 2015
California
Pair this rich blend of many popular grapes with a film cast with a dozen of Hollywood’s most dependable actors.
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Red-River-(1948)Red River (1948)
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A young cowhand rebels against his rancher stepfather during a perilous cattle drive. Black and White | 126 mins.

3495112_Diego_de_Almagro_Reserva_RD_TNWINE: Diego de Almagro Reserva 2012
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.
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_0000s_0004_Modern-Times-(1936)Modern Times (1936)
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The Tramp struggles to live in a modern industrial society with the help of a young homeless woman. Black and White | 87 mins.

3321416_Hirschfeld_Charlie_Chaplin_ML_TNWINE: Al Hirschfeld ‘Chaplin’ Merlot 2016
California
A richly flavored red like this California Merlot is a perfect accompaniment to Chaplin’s last silent film.
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_0000s_0006_Little-Caesar-(1931)Little Caesar (1931)
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A small-time hood shoots his way to the top, but how long can he stay there? Crime | Black and White | 78 mins.

3185116_Duca_di_Cardino_Rosso_di_Montepulciano_RD_TNWINE: Duca di Cardino 2016
Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, Italy
This youthful and vibrant Italian red is a great match for Warner Brothers’ Chicago-set gangster film – starring one of Hollywood’s most charismatic tough guys, Edward G. Robinson.
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_0000s_0005_Million-Dollar-Mermaid-(1952)Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)
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True story of Annette Kellerman, the world''''s first great swimming star. Color (Technicolor) | 115 mins.

2976017_Rabbit_Island_SB_TNWINE: Rabbit Island Sauvignon Blanc 2017
Nelson, New Zealand
Pair this blast of tropical fruit with Hollywood’s refreshing girl-next-door, Esther Williams, in one of her most iconic roles.
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_0000s_0008_I-Vitelloni-(1953)I Vitelloni (1953)
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Five friends struggle to escape the boredom of their provincial hometown in Italy. Black and White | 103 mins.

2559616_Café_Zoetrope_CH_TNWINE: Café Zoetrope Chardonnay 2016
California
Despite its influence on a generation of filmmakers, I Vitelloni is one of Federico Fellini’s most underseen films.
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_0000s_0007_Jules-and-Jim-(1962)Jules and Jim (1962)
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A tempestuous beauty comes between college friends. Black and White | 105 mins.

1416117_Le_Prince_de_Courthezon_Cotes_du_Rhone_WT_TNWINE: Le Prince de Courthézon Blanc 2017
Côtes-du-Rhône AOC, France
“I wanted to make a subversive film of total sweetness,” director Francois Truffaut
said of his third film, arguably one of his best.
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_0000s_0003_Smarty-Blond-1937Smart Blonde (1937)
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An ambitious reporter forces her policeman boyfriend to let her help with a murder case. Black and White | 57 mins.

0189517_Alma_Andina_Torrontes_WT_TNWINE: Ascencion Malbec 2017
Salta, Argentina
Glenda Farrell debuts the character of investigative reporter Torchy Blane in this 1937 murder mystery from Warner Bros.
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_0000s_0012_Blood-and-Sand-(1941)Blood and Sand (1941)
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A married matador's rise to stardom is complicated by an affair with a beautiful aristocrat. Color (Technicolor) | 123 mins.

0144517_Ascencion_MB_TNWINE: Ascencion Malbec 2017
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.
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_0000s_0001_Three-Coins-in-the-Fountain-(1954)Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
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Three American roommates working in Italy wish for the man of their dreams after throwing coins into a fountain. Color (DeLuxe) | 101 mins.

0016916_Pillastro_Primitivo_RD_TNWINE: Pillastro Primitivo 2016
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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