What to do on a rainy summer day? If you ask us, there’s very little that can't be fixed with a glass of wine and a good movie, preferably about wine off course. You only need one sip or a single movie scene to whisk your senses away to a whole different time place, put a smile back on your face and remind you that better weather is coming VERY soon.
Here you have our absolute favourite wine and movie pairing, so take your pick and curl down on the sofa for a movie marathon.
A year in Champagne
Get a rare glimpse behind the scenes off the complex process off making Champagne by following six wine makers, among which Bollinger.
Brut Champagne0.75l White€48.50 €40.08Bollinger's flagship cuvee is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier. Aged in bottle on its fine lees for a minimum of three years prior to disgorgement, this Champagne has a magnificent aromatic intensity of brioche, pears and apple puree. It is a pure expression of the house style with its creamy, velvetly texture, dry and fairly austere finish and fine complexity and richness. A real classic to be drunk five years after purchase.
A good year
A British investment broker, Max, inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. Max reluctantly settles into what ultimately becomes an intoxicating new chapter in his life, as he comes to realize that life is meant to be savored. A perfectly enjoyable Sunday afternoon-type of movie.
A wine tasting road trip to salute Jack's final days as a bachelor careens woefully sideways as he and Miles hit the gas en route to mid-life crises. The comically mismatched pair, who share little more than their history and a heady blend of failed potential and fading youth, soon find themselves drowning in wine and women. Emerging from a haze of pinot noir, wistful yearnings and trepidation about the future, the two inevitably collide with reality.
2017 Marigny-NeufPinot-Noir Val de Loire0.75l RedBio€9.99 €8.26Frédéric Brochet loves Pinot Noir. This talented winemaker learned to make pure, fruit driven wines in Australia. He has planted the grape right in front of his headquarters at the Manoir de Lavauguyot looking south towards Futoroscope and the hills of Poitiers. This wine is organic, lively and pure with notes of kirsch, walnut and sweet spice on the nose. The taste is smooth and fruity with smoky notes and a lovely crunchy, acidity. Macerated on the skins with gentle pigeage to produce the ruby red colour and aged in French oak barrels for six months, its freshness and silky tannins make this a good match for poultry, salads, Porc filet mignon and all sorts of cheeses. Serve slightly chilled.
This is a documentary rather than a Hollywood movie, following four men who will do anything to pass the The Court of Master Sommeliers exam. It is one of the world's most exclusive organizations with an exam that covers every nuance of the world of wine, spirits and cigars. SOMM makes you reconsider your wine knowledge.
2013 No Stone UnturnedOld Vine Garnacha/Carinena Terra Alta D.O.0.75l Red€14.90 €12.31Made from a blend of 62% Garnacha, 23% Carinena and 15% mix of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, this wine comes from Pepe Fuster’s stone covered 26 hectare vineyard in Terra Alta in Catalonia, north-eastern Spain. The Garnacha vines are nearly 50 years old and this age gives the wine great concentration and intensity with dark, spicy, blackberry fruit that has been seasoned and enhanced by 10 months new French oak barrels. No Stone Unturned is a big, serious wine that is ripe and juicy enough to be enjoyed now but will also last a good 8-10 years in bottle. Serve with cheeses, game and roast meats.