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The Top 7 Movies Best Paired With Wine

Matching the perfect flick to the perfect sip.

Movies go better with wine.

You don’t want to go out, but you’re feeling like something stronger than peppermint tea.

It’s time to pop open a bottle of wine and cozy up on the couch.

But what-oh-what will you watch?

We’ve got you covered for the flicks best paired with a glass (or bottle) of wine.

Movie: French Kiss | Wine to pair: Merlot

Of course a film set in France tops our list. But what’s better when you’re drinking wine than a French Kevin Kline asking us (or Kate) to describe exactly what the wine tastes like and telling us that “wine is like people”, taking on the influences of life going on all around it. A

And then of course doing as he says when he utters the order to “close your eyes” as we drink down the last of our glass.

Movie: The Holiday | Wine to pair: Chardonnay

We refuse to file this one away for Christmas. Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jack Black make up a cast worthy of this witty, heart-felt romantic comedy that dishes up a couple tears along with hearty laughs. In other words, the perfect film to enjoy with a glass of wine.

And as Iris (Winslet) tells us that it “doesn’t matter how many glasses of wine you drink with your girlfriends” you still wonder what you did wrong to be rejected and left in the cold by those you love. Cheers to that Iris, we feel you.

Movie: Ratatouille | Wine to pair: Pinot Noir

Just one more film set in France – promise.

Ratatouille is about a rat, Remy, who just loves to cook. While Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt) doesn’t really drink – except for that time he is accidentally soaked with a glass red by Linguini (Lou Romano) – all the human characters certainly do.

And as the French words of the iconic soundtrack wash over us, we do to.

Movie: Lord of the Rings | Wine to pair: Mulled wine

From the green hills of the Shire to the woodland realms of the elves, the only way to enjoy Lord of the Rings more than you nerds already do is with a glass of mulled wine.

And the best part of enjoying a mulled wine is making it yourself – don’t forget the spices and cinnamon sticks to truly transport you to another realm of Hobbits, Dwarves and dark lords.

Movie: Sex and the City | Wine to pair: Prosecco

For all the ladies out there who are too tired to actually go out for a ladies night – pop open a bottle of sparkling and live vicariously through Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda.

And if you invite over a mate, enjoy the traditional debate over which character you truly embody as they walk around New York in stilettos and you sit on the couch in your oodie.

Movie: Julie and Julia | Wine to pair: Shiraz

Yes this is sort of set in France, but it’s also sort of set in New York – so we didn’t really break our promise.

Sip at a glass of red as you watch the life story of Julia Child (Meryl Streep) overcome the scepticism and sexism of the 1950s to become one of the most unabashedly large personalities of professional cooking. Fast forward to the 21st century and Julie Powell (Amy Adams) is trying to bring Child’s dishes to life while writing about them in a blog.

A polite warning to definitely have food at the ready to go with your glass of red, as Powell recreates all of Child’s famous recipes including of course beef bourguignon (just don’t burn it like she does).

Movie: Little Women | Wine to pair: Grenache

Raise your glass as you watch the four March sisters embark on lives of their own terms and join them in their rebellion against society’s expectations.

The difference is that they are following aspirations in the suffocatingly sexist world of the 1800s while you are drinking wine on the couch on a Monday.

Potato, potahto. 

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