Sometimes there’s nothing better than curling up on the couch with a glass (or bottle) of wine and watching one of your favourite movies. Generally, this movie turns out to be a romantic comedy. We all know how they go, yet we love them all the same.
9 Wines to Pair with Your Favourite Critically Acclaimed Rom Coms
When Harry Met Sally
Responsible for the reinvention of the rom-com trope, 1989’s When Harry Met Sally broke down traditional walls and introduced a new look at relationships being presented on-screen. With one iconic scene in mind, this film is perfect to watch and enjoy with friends – but just as good on your own. A favourite.
Wine Pairing for When Harry Met Sally:
Domaine Chante Cigale 2007 Grenache blend. Deep and complex, much like the plot of this movie.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
A classic romantic comedy, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days details the push and pull relationship of Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey as they each try and get each other to crack.
Wine Pairing For How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days:
Mulderbosch Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon. Can you not picture Andie drinking rosé when she’s sitting outside playing BullShit? Your move.
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Steve Carrell, Julianne Moore. Even Kevin Bacon is in this movie. What else can we say about this blend of super-stardom?
Wine Pairing for Crazy, Stupid, Love:
Di Profio Wines 2015 Cabernet/Merlot Blend. Nothing better than a blend to sip on while watching Hollywood’s hottest try and combine families. You’ll understand after you watch the movie.
Everyone knows the flying, dancing lift to The Time of My Life, a classic song and a classic dance move. Sometimes, you have to give into the oldies.
Wine Pairing for Dirty Dancing:
Gould Campbell 2000 Vintage Port. With a vintage movie, you need a vintage wine.
I’m sorry to interrupt, but Love Actually is one of the greatest rom-coms of all time. And no, it isn’t just a Christmas movie. Thanks.
Wine Pairing for Love Actually:
Carnival of Love. I feel this is for obvious reasons, but this whole movie is one big carnival. So much drama, so many characters.
Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook is a touching and funny movie, featuring the budding romance of Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper – all while dealing with the complicated concept of mental health.
Wine Pairing for Silver Linings Playbook:
Vionta 2015 Albariño. This wine is a little complicated, just like their relationship, and is just the right amount of flavour for the climax of the movie.
You’ve Got Mail
A quasi-sequel to Sleepless in Seattle (which didn’t make the cut on this list), You’ve Got Mail reunites rom-com pros Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in this movie which features a book store, the introduction of email and one adorable pup.
Wine Pairing for You’ve Got Mail:
Letter Series. What better wine to drink while watching You’ve Got Mail, which discusses the perils of digital connection, than with a nice bottle of Letter Series (notice it’s not “Email Series”).
Another classic rom-com to the list, this movie features John Cusack’s iconic boombox scene with “In Your Eyes” playing. Sometimes you can’t count on family, but you can always count on wine…
Wine Pairing for Say Anything:
The Valedictorian Cabernet Sauvignon. In honour of Diane Court, who just wanted to go to school and do her best.
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