Top 5 Best Food & Wine Movies—Paired With Wine

Wine and film share a profound link: the ability of a single sip or scene to transport your senses away to a wholly different time and place. Below are our staff picks for best movies that celebrate food & wine.

Elevate your movie watching with our suggested wine pairings.


TOP 5 FOOD & WINE MOVIES

And The Wines To Pair Them With

 

1. CHEF

Starring Jon Favreau, John Leguizamo and Sofia Vergara. Chef is a touching story about a man’s passion for food as well as his relationship with his young son. You’ll be craving a Cubano sandwich or Texas-style BBQ paired with Biale Zinfandel…

2018 Biale Vineyards Black Chicken Zinfandel Napa Valley

2. A GOOD YEAR

Russell Crowe plays a cutthroat investment banker who inherits his uncle’s chateau in Provence. The lush, tranquil vineyards do not pair with his hard-driving life—or must he change his life to save it? An alluring café owner (Marion Cotillard) adds amour. We have just the bottle of wine for you.

2017 Domaine Saint-Damien Gigondas Les Souteyrades Rhone

3. EAT, PRAY, LOVE

Starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem who light up the screen. Based on the best-selling novel by Elizabeth Gilbert. In the movie Julia spends the “Eat” portion of her trip in Italy. The food scenes will leave you drooling. Enjoy with a delicious red blend from Angelo Gaja & Alberto Graci.

2018 IDDA Red Etna Rosso DOP

4. SIDEWAYS

This movie is responsible for skyrocketing Pinot Noir sales and tarnishing the perception of Merlot. Two guys set out on an adventure to Santa Barbara wine country before one gets married. Starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Sandra Oh and Virginia Madsen. Paul Giamatti’s character, Miles in the movie famously says, “I am not drinking any F*** Merlot” (lol).  We’ve picked a bottle of Pinot Noir Miles would approve of…

2017 The Hilt Vanguard Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills

5. BIG NIGHT

This movie stars and is directed by Stanley Tucci. Tony Shalhoub and Stanley Tucci play immigrant Italian brothers in the movie. They open a restaurant in New Jersey and struggle for success. Like the movie, we have a hidden gem that over delivers…

2018 Darms Lane Fortune 1621 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Sit back, relax, uncork and enjoy the show!

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