Three Classic Movies and their Wine Pairings

Posted March 24, 2015

WineLibrary Staff


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There is a warmth that comes from old films that is hard to qualify. Something about them evokes that fuzzy, happy feeling you get when eating a home-cooked meal, or being crushed by a hug from a large Italian relative. All of these things are, of course, benefitted by the addition of wine. So what should you sip while enjoying the classics? Fantastic question. We're glad you asked. Here are some of our favorites.


Some Like it Hot

2004 Dom Perignon

Going for something with notes of "Lemon" seems lazy. Although going for something with notes of "Tony Curtis" might be kind of interesting. At the end of the day, though, all eyes were on Sugar, and wouldn't you know it, that makes our job a whole lot easier, because Marylin Monroe had a notorious appetite for Dom Perignon. She was almost never without a glass of bubbly, so it's only right you get into character while you play the home game.


2014 Mapuche Sauvignon Blanc

Setting aside the fact that the entire cast of this movie basically spends the whole movie swimming in a bathtub of Champagne, there is actually a Casablanca that is more relevant to our interests. Casablanca, Chile is a venerated winemaking region in its own right, but it also happens to be a few hours north of Mapuche, where they make some absolutely killer Sauvignon Blanc. Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.

Citizen Kane

2013 Las Rocas Rose

[SPOILERS] It turns out it that Charles Foster Kane's final words were actually a drink order. Often misquoted as "rosebud", enhanced audio techniques reveal that what he actually said was "A rosé, bud" which was whispered in response to "can I get you a drink?" This news caused a massive stir within in Hollywood, as it was always assumed that "Rosebud" was just a nod to Kane's love of gardening.[/SPOILERS]


Product Label.

Dom Perignon

97 Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Item: 78988

750 mL

Retail: $232.99

$155.09 per btl

Item: 86376

750 mL

Retail: $11.99

$9.99 per btl

Product Label.

Las Rocas Rose

90 Wine Review Online

Item: 86523

750 mL

Retail: $13.98

$9.99 per btl