Rainy winter days create the ideal ambience for cosy indoor activities, and what better way to spend them than indulging in wine movies, accompanied by exquisite Quinta dos Vales wines and delectable snacks?
As you settle in for a cinematic journey through vineyards and winemaking, allow us to guide you through the enchanting world of wine movies, recommending Quinta dos Vales wines to pair with each film and suggesting the best snacks to elevate your cosy winter experience.
Sideways (2004) – Dialog Verdelho and Artisanal Cheese Platter
Sideways, a celebrated wine-themed movie takes viewers on a humorous and heartfelt journey through California’s wine country. To accompany this delightful film, we recommend the Dialog Verdelho, a crisp and aromatic white wine. Its citrus notes and refreshing acidity perfectly harmonize with the vibrant characters and picturesque vineyards depicted in the movie. Pair this wine with an artisanal cheese platter featuring a variety of soft and hard cheeses, dried fruits, and nuts. The combination of Verdelho’s vibrant flavours and the rich textures of the cheese platter creates a delectable taste experience that will elevate your cosy winter evening.
Bottle Shock (2008) – Grace Viognier and Gourmet Popcorn
Bottle Shock recounts the true story of the famous Judgment of Paris wine tasting in 1976, where California wines triumphed over their French counterparts. This captivating film celebrates the transformative power of wine and the passion of winemakers. To enhance your viewing experience, we suggest pairing it with Quinta dos Vales’ Grace Viognier. With its creamy texture and notes of tropical fruits, this wine mirrors the flavours found in the celebrated California wines of the film. Complement this pairing with gourmet popcorn infused with unique flavours such as truffle oil, Parmesan cheese, or spicy chilli. The combination of the Viognier’s richness and the savoury, aromatic popcorn adds an extra layer of enjoyment to your cosy winter movie night.
A Good Year (2006) – Grace Vineyard Red and Mediterranean Antipasto Platter
A Good Year transports viewers to the beautiful vineyards of Provence, France, as it tells the story of a London-based investment banker who inherits a vineyard from his uncle. This romantic and charming film explores love, the simple joys of life, and the beauty of the French countryside. To accompany this cinematic journey, we recommend Quinta dos Vales’ Grace Vineyard Red, a bold and expressive red wine. Its robust tannins, dark fruit flavours, and hints of spice resonate with the film’s intensity and rustic setting. Pair this wine with a Mediterranean antipasto platter featuring cured meats, olives, roasted vegetables, and artisanal bread. The combination of the wine’s full-bodied character and the vibrant flavours of the antipasto create a sensory experience that will transport you to the vineyards of Provence from the comfort of your home.
Sour Grapes (2016) – Marquês dos Vales Touriga Nacional Licoroso and Chocolate Truffles
Sour Grapes is a documentary that delves into the world of fine wine and deception. Unravelling the astonishing story of Rudy Kurniawan, this gripping tale explores the allure and mystique of the wine industry while shedding light on the importance of authenticity and expertise in the world of fine wine. To elevate your viewing experience, we recommend Marquês dos Vales Touriga Nacional Licoroso, a luscious and aromatic fortified dessert wine. Pair this wine with decadent chocolate truffles, as their richness and velvety texture create a perfect harmony with the wine’s elegant and sweet touch.
Somm (2012) – Grace Touriga Nacional and Charcuterie Board
Somm is a captivating documentary that explores the world of master sommeliers, showcasing their journey to attain the highest level of wine expertise. To complement this engrossing film, we recommend Quinta dos Vales’ Grace Touriga Nacional, a bold and expressive red wine. With its robust tannins, dark fruit flavours, and hints of spices, this wine reflects the intensity and dedication of the sommeliers in the documentary. Pair this wine with a thoughtfully curated charcuterie board featuring a selection of cured meats, pâtés, and gourmet condiments. The combination of the Touriga Nacional’s complexity and the savoury flavours of the charcuterie will elevate your cosy winter evening, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the world of wine appreciation.
As raindrops fall outside, immersing yourself in wine movies accompanied by Quinta dos Vales wines and delectable snacks is the perfect recipe for a cosy, memorable winter day. Whether you’re enjoying the crisp Verdelho with an artisanal cheese platter while watching Sideways or savouring the robust Grace Vineyard Red with a Mediterranean antipasto platter during A Good Year, Quinta dos Vales’ exquisite wines enhance the cinematic experience. Elevate your cosy movie night further with gourmet popcorn, chocolate truffles, or a charcuterie board that perfectly complements the flavours and themes of each film. Embrace the warmth and comfort of winter, and let the enchanting world of wine movies, Quinta dos Vales wines, and delightful snacks transport you to a realm of sensory pleasure.