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

Wednesday

July 20

4:45 PM (ET)

MOVIE: 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
DATE: 07/20/2016 @ 4:45 PM (ET)

A sheriff must run the gauntlet to get his prisoner out of town. Black and White, 92 mins.

WINE: Kitá Syrah 2012
VARIETAL/Region: Santa Ynez Valley,
California
This rich and riveting Syrah is just the thing to sip while watching down-on-hisluck rancher Dan Evans (Van Heflin) muster the courage to help bring the murderous Ben Wade (Glenn Ford) to justice in 3:10 to Yuma. Read more >

WINE: The Essentials Chardonnay 2014
VARIETAL/Region: Lodi, California
The Essentials from Turner Classic Movies showcases landmark films that have had a lasting impact and this exclusive wine range will help you discover classic examples of the world’s star grapes. The first white release had to be Chardonnay – the international ‘Queen of Whites.’ Sourced from top sites across sunny Lodi, this mouthwatering white shows off California’s modern Golden Age of wine (2014 was the third in a string of exceptional vintages). With its seductively ripe fruit flavors and dash of spice (thanks to time in French oak), it’ll be delicious with roast chicken. Read more >
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Sunday

Aug 28

8:00 AM (ET)

MOVIE: Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Date: 08/28/2016 @ 8:00AM ET

A team of flyers risks their lives to deliver the mail in a mountainous South American country. Dir: Howard Hawks Cast: Cary Grant, Jean Arthur , Richard Barthelmess.
BW-121 mins, CC,

WINE: The Waxed Bat Reserve 2013
VARIETAL/Region: Mendoza, Argentina
In Only Angels Have Wings (1939), even the film’s gruff and skeptical hero would agree that this dark, elegant blend of Cabernet and Malbec makes a fine companion to one of Howard Hawk’s best dramas. Both are smoky, rich and intense, and evocative of their South American settings. Read more >

WINE: The Essentials Merlot 2013
VARIETAL: Lodi, California
Often cast as Cabernet Sauvignon's smooth sidekick in the famed blends of Bordeaux, Merlot is more than capable of taking the lead role – as you'll taste here. Merlot's silky, plummy nature shines through in the glass – this time, with the supporting role played by Cab (the winemaker added a splash to give the palate a bit of extra oomph). Talk about your delicious role reversals! Sourced from top sites across California’s sunny, warm Lodi region – Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Region of the Year – this rich red has what our California expert describes as “great presence.” Read more >

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MOVIE: The Apartment (1960)
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An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief's mistress.
Dir: Billy Wilder Cast: Jack Lemmon , Shirley MacLaine , Fred MacMurray. BW-125 mins, CC,

WINE: Flynn Vineyards Pinot Gris 2014
VARIETAL/Region: Oregon
Jack Lemmon’s one-bedroom flat in The Apartment (1960) is at the center of a number of secrets. Affairs, that is. The winking charm of Billy Wilder’s award-winning classic is a great pairing for this lovely and crisp white, whose light flavors match the playful romance between Lemmon and costar Shirley MacLaine.Read more >

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MOVIE: A Little Romance (1979)
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Teenagers elope with the help of an aging pickpocket. Dir: George Roy Hill Cast: Laurence Olivier , Diane Lane , Broderick Crawford.
C-110 mins.

WINE: Visionario 2013
VARIETAL/Region: Rosso Veronese IGT, Italy
An adolescent Diane Lane stars alongside good-natured pickpocket Laurence Olivier in this beautifully wrought charmer that befits a bright wine of intense cherry and blackberry notes – a wistful film for a perfectly blended wine. Read more >

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MOVIE: I Married a Witch (1942)  Not currently scheduled. Check TCM Schedule for more information.
A 300-year-old witch wreaks havoc when she falls in love with a young politician. Dir: René Clair Cast: Fredric March , Veronica Lake, Robert Benchley. BW-77 mins,

WINE: Lobo e Falcão 2014
VARIETAL/Region: Vinho Regional Tejo, Portugal
Director René Clair is famous for his French films of the 1930s, but his later American pictures — like the fantastical I Married a Witch (1942) — remain undiscovered by audiences.Read more >

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MOVIE: The Love Parade (1929)
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A count finds his marriage to a queen less than satisfying.
Dir: Ernst Lubitsch Cast: Maurice Chevalier , Jeanette MacDonald , Lupino Lane .
BW-109 mins,

WINE: Castello di Spessa Friulano 2012
VARIETAL/Region: Friuli Isonzo DOC, Italy
Friulano is the grape behind some of Italy's most
expensive whites. Pair this versatile wine with a versatile filmmaker. The Love Parade (1929) Read More >

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MOVIE: Easter Parade (1948)
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When his partner leaves him, a vaudeville star trains an untried performer to take her place, finding love in the process. Color (Technicolor), 102-103 mins.

WINE: Montecampo 2014
VARIETAL/Region: Gambellara DOC, Italy
Pair this expressive wine with expressive lead performances by Judy Garland and Fred Astaire. Featuring a classic soundtrack of Irving Berlin songs, including the iconic title tune, Easter Parade (1948) is a showcase of indelible movie moments. Read more >

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MOVIE: The Artist (2011)
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A silent screen swashbuckler faces career problems with the coming of sound.

WINE: Gómez Cruzado Blanco 2013
VARIETAL/Region: Rioja DOCa, Spain
A love letter to early Hollywood, The Artist (2011) won filmgoers' hearts with its playful pastiche of silent film. Like this Spanish white, it is a terrific example of a modern crowd-pleaser made in a traditional style. Read more>

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MOVIE: F for Fake (1973)
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Orson Welles directs and performs his opening, the film begun with French documentarian Francois Reichenbach for the BBC, and the briefest introduction of his elusive subjects Elmyr de Hory and Clifford Irving, in F For Fake, 1973.

WINE: Quinta do Espirito Santo 2013
VARIETAL/Region: Lisboa Vinho Regional, Portugal
F for Fake (1972), is an under-seen gem. Pair it with this bold red blend from a similarly underrated region of Portugal. Welles may try his best to trick you, but you won’t be misled by this wine’s big fruit flavors. Read more >

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MOVIE: The Stooge (1953)
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Dean is an unsuccessful broadway performer until his handlers convince him to become an act using a stooge - a guy already positioned in the audience and picked by Dean to be the butt of his jokes -... Black and White, 100 mins.

WINE: Vignobles Canet 2014
VARIETAL/Region: Picpoul de Pinet AOC, France
Like the unusual Picpoul grape – mild-mannered with a zingy side — Dean Martin’s suave crooner and Jerry Lewis’s manic comic in The Stooge (1952) may seem like opposites, but they make an unbeatable combination. Read More >

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MOVIE: Doctor Zhivago (1965)
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Illicit lovers fight to stay together during the turbulent years of the Russian Revolution.
Dir: David Lean Cast: Geraldine Chaplin , Julie Christie , Tom Courtenay.C-200 mins,

WINE: Christian Moueix ‘Private Reserve’ 2010
VARIETAL/Region: Bordeaux AOC, France
What better film to pair with this classic Bordeaux ‘Private Reserve’ than Doctor Zhivago (1965)? The award-winning epic is the perfect foil for such a complex release from expert winemaker Christian Moueix and Bordeaux’s 98-Point 2010 vintage (Wine Spectator). Read more >

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MOVIE: Wuthering Heights (1939)
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A married noblewoman fights her lifelong attraction to a charismatic gypsy. Dir: William Wyler Cast: Merle Oberon , Laurence Olivier, David Niven. BW-104 mins, CC,

WINE: La Catina 2014
VARIETAL/Region: Transylvania, Romania
For a richly drawn complement to this lush Romanian wine, watch Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon share a turbulent romance in William Wyler’s beloved adaptation of Wuthering Heights (1939). Read more >

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MOVIE: Black Narcissus (1947)
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A young British nun is ordered to establish a convent in the remote Himalayan mountains. Color (Technicolor)

WINE: Finca del Marquesado Reserva 2006
VARIETAL/Region: Rioja DOCa, Spain
Black Narcissus (1947) is one of the most sumptuously designed and photographed productions in film history, with emotions to match. A glass of this velvety smooth Tempranillo blend will prove as seductive as the mystical Himalayan settings that entrance the film’s heroines. Read more >

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MOVIE: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
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Marilyn Monroe as Lorelei performing the famous number, by Jule Styne and Leo Robin, in the ocean liner lounge, costume by Travilla, set design by Lyle Wheeler, choreography by Jack Cole. Color (Technicolor), 91 mins.

WINE: The Essentials Chardonnay 2014
VARIETAL/Region: Lodi, California
Smooth and mouthwatering, this sunny Chardonnay is as appealing as Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell’s single showgirls in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). Read More >

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MOVIE: The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
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Michelangelo fights censorship and an autocratic pope to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Color (DeLuxe), 140 mins.

WINE: Montevasco di Vicchiomaggio 2013
VARIETAL/Region: Toscana IGT, Italy
This classic red from Tuscany calls for a classic blend of film elements. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) is a story and palette as visually alluring as the ripe cherry aromas of the Sangiovese grape. Pour a glass and enjoy the story behind one of the art world’s greatest masterpieces. 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