Gather Some Friends and Pair Wine and Movies to Celebrate the Coming Spring
Published: March 04, 2021, Updated: March 04, 2021
Although March is just beginning, consider this to be the start of the homestretch leading to better weather (especially for us northerners). To help, we’d like to suggest a reasonable, yet fun entertainment opportunity that involves both wine and movies!
Plan a weekend evening or two with some close, dear wine friends and plan wine/dinner/hors d’oerves and a movie. Grab hold of a wine video streamed (if old school, DVD works just as well) and plan a casual evening. Some wine, some cheese and crackers, followed by a movie and then a wine tasting plus some food and you have a "set" evening everyone will love - whether in person or via zoom.
Even if you have seen the movie before, sharing them with friends is a joy to experience. Probably better to discuss the movie than politics or religion. Talk about the movie or talk about the wine…you can’t go wrong.
What are Some Good Movies to Pair with Wine?
OK, you're sold. What movies pair well with wine? Here’s a few suggestions and ideas to tie in to them:
Sideways– although personally not one of my favorites, it is a classic. Well viewed as a wine movie and for the impact it had on the Merlot wine industry. Commonly known as the Sideways effect (pinot noir sales went up). My suggestion. Open up a few Pinot Noirs before the movie and enjoy. Watch and then enjoy a wide range of merlots (4-6 various ones) and enjoy the discussion Merlot versus Pinot or merlot versus merlot. I fully enjoy merlot and it deserves more respect, find out for yourself.
SOMM – This is a very interesting documentary on students attempting to pass the Master Sommelier (post nominal MS) of which there are currently only 230 in the world. Intriguing insight in to the world of wine and appreciation. Post movie, why not try a “simple blind taste” and appreciating how hard it really is. Pick 4 reds and/or whites. Tell everyone what the wine varietals are, but have them guess and name them. Remind competitive people, this is for “fun”.
Bottle Shock – this is my favorite wine movie because I found it to be a fun and entertaining story whether you are in to wine or not. You will feel good at the end of this movie. About the now infamous, 1976 blind wine tasting often referred to as “Judgment of Paris”. Afterwards, open up an equal number of Napa wines alongside French wines and “judge” for yourself. Both white and red.
Choose A Movie and Some Wine, and Enjoy
Regardless what you select, you will have a very social evening with dear friends (and wine). Isn’t that what it is all about?
And if you open multiple bottles of wine during the evening, and don't finish them all off, don't forget to preserve the fresh taste for another evening with Silvadore Wine Preserver!
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