Sure, we’ve all heard of pairing wine and cheese or wine and more wine, but what about wine and a movie? It might sound silly, but there are wines that pair perfectly with buttered popcorn and other movie treats. Take it a step further, and you’ll find some wines at Laithwaites can even match a genre!
Scary movies call for something you can really sink your teeth into. Nachos and cheese or pretzels and dip are great choices. These salty snacks pair perfectly with crisp Riesling that’ll keep you on your toes. Try Litho Riesling 2010. This German wine is citrusy yet intense, and cuts through spicy foods like nachos.
Pick a chewy treat so you can channel your edge-of-your-seat anxiety by working through a box of toffee or licorice. Have a glass of rich red, like Merlot, by your side, to sip on when you need to calm your nerves. The Merlot-like
Château Belle Cure 2009 is Cabernet-rich and a great value. It’s smooth enough to ease the tension, yet bold enough to meet the action head-on.
Here’s where the classic movie treat, buttery popcorn, comes in handy. Put a bowl between you and your date while you sip on a glass of Chardonnay. Of course, the right way to do wine and romance is to go to France. Try a Chardonnay from Chablis, like
Domaine Dampt Les Fourneaux 2009. This fine yet affordable wine from the Grand and Premier Cru vineyards is refreshing yet intense.
Nuts, chocolate-covered or plain, are perfect for popping in your mouth as you sit riveted by the likes of Denzel Washington or Leonardo DiCaprio. A sparkling Shiraz is as rich and captivating as the plotline. Try the Australian
Scarpantoni Black Tempest NV, a wine drinker’s favourite. This one is as luscious as your onscreen stars, hailing from winemaking brothers Michael and Filippo Scarpantoni, who take their family business as seriously as an Oscar-winning drama. This sparkling Shiraz is rich and juicy and packed with black fruit flavours.
You’ll definitely want to enjoy something that’s as sweet as the sound of laughter. Try a Champagne or Prosecco, paired with your favourite chocolate treat. For something special that won’t break the bank, try the
Laithwaite Brut Premier Cru NV. This French Champagne is a bestselling favourite, matured for 30 months, double the required minimum. This Champagne is as bubbly as your comedy star, with just as much character.