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Perfect Potter Pours

Jul 11, 2011
Perfect Potter Pours
What type of wine is Harry Potter?

harry_potterIf you're one of the millions of people that helped Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows make over $125 million during its opening weekend, you'll likely be seeing the final installment in the Harry Potter film series this weekend. While we can't explicitly condone smuggling wine into an event (though we do have experience in the matter), we can't help but wonder: What wine is perfect for Potter?

The natural inclination might be to parallel the flick to a big Napa Cab. Like a summer blockbuster, these Cabernets can be bold, loud, flashy and perhaps a bit overwhelming. Of course, these movies and wines are popular for a reason: they follow a familiar formula for crowd, and critic-pleasing, success.

Then again, the Potter series may not be so cut and dry. Each film has distinct character and quirks; the film might be light and frivolous or dark and brooding. A franchise that spawns many interpretations might be a Pinot Noir. Trailers suggest this finale will be dark: a smoky Pinot filled with pepper and black cherry character perhaps. We can't rule out an old-fashioned Hollywood ending, though. Maybe this will be a lighter Pinot filled with bright red cherries.

Then again, Deathly Hollows: Part 2 is the grand finale of a seven-part book series and eight film release. Such an epic conclusion seems like occasion for celebration; this final film may be a bottle of Champagne. Anyone with a financial stake in the franchise will especially find occasion for celebration, as the films have grossed over $6 billion worldwide in ticket sales alone. Open up that bubbly, give yourself a generous pour and watch the tickets sales soar.

What wine is Potter most like: Cabernet, Pinot or Champagne? Vote here!

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