Movie & Wine Pairing


Antura Grillo 2014
Terre Siciliane IGT, Italy

Woman of the Year (1942)
SATURDAY, JULY 15 @ 08:00 PM (ET)

“Expressive, elegant, fresh and inviting” could describe both this mouthwatering Sicilian white and the young Katharine Hepburn, whose star burned brightly for decades on screen. Teamed here for the first time with Spencer Tracy, she plays a political columnist whose marriage to a sports reporter is put under strain by their competing careers. It’s a brilliant performance to match an exceptional wine.


Grillo, the native star traditionally used to make Sicily’s famous fortified Marsala wines, also makes fantastic dry whites. Case in point: this flagship wine of Caruso & Minini. They craft some of the best we’ve tasted – with kudos from Decanter and the coveted Tre Bicchieri award from top Italian wine guide Gambero Rosso to show for it. The top-notch fruit for Antura was sourced from the estate’s highest vineyards along Sicily’s western coast, with cool fermentation in fine oak to draw out its expressive, delicate flavors – a terrific choice for elegant seafood pastas.


Pinot Grigio fan? You’ll love Grillo. The orchardfruited, nutty star of fortified Marsala makes great dry whites, too. In talented hands (like the ones at Team Caruso & Minini), Grillo yields fresh, inviting wines with aromas and flavors of peach, lemon, apple and toasty almond. The grape’s origin story is contested among wine experts, though there is a theory that it’s the same grape as Mamertino, a known favorite of Julius Caesar.


An island of ancient Roman ruins, breathtaking scenery and some of Europe’s finest seafood, Sicily is also a treasure trove for wine lovers. This small island has more vineyards than any other Italian region and produces more wine than Australia, New Zealand and Hungary combined. And with a new generation of talented winemakers eager to share their wines with the world, it's a great time to explore it!


Alma Andina is uplifting on its own and also great with Latin food – especially if seafood is involved. Steve’s favorite match is a mouthwatering ceviche. Need a vegetarian option? Torrontés has a wonderfully crisp quality, which means it will go nicely with all manner of vegetable dishes. We tried (and loved) black bean dip with queso fresco.

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