Wine pairings usually refer to drinking a certain wine with specific food. For instance, you might pair Chardonnay with fish or pinot noir with an earthy mushroom or almond dish. But what about pairing wine with movies? If you’re the type of person who loves to slowly sip on a glass of merlot after dinner, choose a wine-themed movie to complete your relaxing evening.
You Will Be My Son
Find this 2011 drama/thriller on Netflix and Amazon Video. The story is about a man named Martin who desperately wants to win his father’s approval and take over the family winery someday. But Martin’s childhood friend, Philippe, presumes to take Martin’s place as heir to the family business. The drama quickly turns into a full-blown thriller to keep you on the edge of your seat. Note: You Will Be My Son is in French with English subtitles.
This 2008 comedy/drama is available on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Bottle Shock takes you through California wine country in the 1970s at a time when French wines were considered superior to all others. The story is based on “The Judgment of Paris,” a wine tasting event that shook things up by revealing that wine grown elsewhere in the world can compete with or even resoundingly beat French wine.
Blood into Wine
Check out this 2010 documentary on Netflix and Amazon Video. If along with your passion for wine, you also like heavy metal music, Blood into Wine could be made for you. It features Maynard James Keenan (of Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer and other rock groups), who also runs a winery in Arizona. The documentary is about the Arizona wine industry as a whole, which, though small, is an excellent expression of winemaking as both an art and a science.
Year of the Comet
Watch this 1992 thriller/romance on Amazon Video. The film – written by William Goldman, who also penned Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and All the President’s Men – centers on a wine taster who’s sent to Scotland to assess a recently discovered and very rare bottle of wine from 1811. The wine taster is paired with a bodyguard, and the two mix about as well as oil and water at first. But there’s more to it than their blossoming romance – the bottle is valuable, and others want to get their hands on it.
It’s nice to have a quiet night in sometimes – sipping wine and lounging in front of the TV – but for your next night on the town, check out Vinum Bar. Our convenient location in Newark, CA has plenty of parking and enough room to accommodate 100+ people for private events. Come celebrate your birthday or engagement, hold a business meeting and seminar, or throw your best friend a bridal shower in an upscale yet relaxing atmosphere. Our extensive wine list gives everyone plenty of options to choose from. To make your reservation, please call us at 510-285-3585 today!