Movie & Wine Pairing


White Duck Chardonnay Pinot Grigio 2015
New South Wales, Australia

Adam’s Rib (1949)

For a refreshing look at the gender divide, tune into this hilarious Spencer TracyKatharine Hepburn battle of the sexes that came out of traditional-minded postwar America. It’s still a powerful argument for the strength of women (in one case, literally) and the star couple at the film’s center has never been better. Enjoy this refreshing and mouthwatering Australian white blend with Hepburn, Tracy and your significant other.


Australia may be best known for its rich, powerhouse reds, but don’t count the country out when it comes to refreshing whites. Take this mouthwatering example from renowned winemaker Sam Trimboli (the talent behind some of our best-selling Australian wines). To craft White Duck, Sam headed to one of his favorite Riverina vineyards. The Chardonnay was picked by hand in the early morning, then cool-fermented in the cellar (both techniques that maximize freshness). A splash of Pinot Grigio (10%) adds a vibrant, citrusy edge to the lusciously ripe peach and melon flavors.


Born in southern Italy’s Calabria region, but raised near Sydney, Salvatore ‘Sam’ Trimboli fell in love with Australian wine culture at a young age. Early in his career, he learned the winemaking ropes from some of Australia’s biggest names. Today, Sam is one of country’s most highly awarded winemakers – at last count his trophy cabinet boasted nearly 30 international trophies and just shy of 400 Australian awards.


WM_SamTrimboli_tableSam sourced the fruit for this crisp white from Riverina, New South Wales’s largest wine region. While still warm and sunny, Riverina is cooler than most of Australia, making it one of the few areas where white grape varieties can thrive. According to top critic James Halliday, “Riverina had a bountiful vintage of very good quality” in 2015 – which means the wine in your glass will be extra fresh and fruity


shell_shrimpandavocadosaladWith its vibrant fruit flavors and youthful character, White Duck will be a refreshing aperitif. However, it will also pair well with a variety of foods. Try grilled, lemon-and-herb chicken, or an Asian-inspired dish like cilantro chicken with spicy Thai noodles. Seafood is another tasty option. Go for broiled shrimp or pan-roasted fish (both will be delicious with a ginger-soy glaze).

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