One of the great pleasures in life, settling down after a long hard day at work with a good bottle of wine and a cracking film. This naturally got us thinking about the films we watch and if a certain film can partner a certain variety of wine and vice versa. With us being scientifically challenged, we just tried to match some characteristics together to create the perfect partnership.
We’re going to kick things off today with four classic genres!
Enjoy a Horror with a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon
I’m starting with my favourite movie genre, a good horror film. Now I would pair this with the big daddy of the red wine world, Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s produced in big quantities but the quality varies from region to region and style to style. This is very much like a horror film, you get big budget frighteners and low budget snooze-fests. Every now and then you find a beauty B movie, and from time to time you can find the perfect Cabernet Sauvignon that you weren’t quite expecting. Cabernet Sauvignon has tough, thick skin and taste of deep, ripe blackcurrants. Horror movie buffs need tough skin too, in order not to jump out of it.
Laugh along with a Comedy, while enjoying a Pinot Grigio
Who doesn’t love a good comedy? it’s feel-good, it’s easy-watching and it’s great to enjoy with friends. Whether you’re watching a classic like Groundhog Day or a modern funny like Shaun of the Dead, Pinot Grigio is your friend. It’s easy, inoffensive, light and it’s very uncommon to find someone who doesn’t enjoy at least one Pinot Grigio. It goes down well with friends, and whether you’re enjoying a classic (Italy) or a modern take (Australia) it’s sure to leave a smile on your face. This is why we’re pairing it with the comedy genre! Perfect!
Get your kicks with an Action flick, while sipping on a Merlot
This one is all about team-work, whether your a Marvel Avengers fan or more a Star Trek fan, working together is a key element in a lot of action movies. So what better grape to pair it with than Merlot, the grape that can go it alone or combine forces with friends alike to form a formidable partnership. Merlot alone makes a wine to rival any other but when you combine it with Shiraz, Cabernet Franc or Cabernet Sauvignon, it really does take on a World of its own. One of the great aspects to Merlot is it offers fantastic value for money, much like an action film with thrills, spills and a whole lot of in your face entertainment, value is key!
Curl up on the sofa with a Romance and a soft Pinot Noir!
Everyone needs a little romance in their life. Maybe you’re a fan of the recent sub genre of romantic comedies like Love Actually, Hitch and How to lose a Guy in 10 Days. Or perhaps you’re more accustomed to the classic Hollywood love story like Casablanca or An Affair To Remember, Pinot Noir would suit this occasion down to the ground. It can be difficult and it can be awkward to grow, however if you do it right it has a glut of soft and subtle flavours, a soft and juicy texture and a rich complexity. It’s also why it garners some of the highest prices. It also happens to be one of the three permitted grapes used to make Champagne, the ultimate experience in luxurious drinking.