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Pairing RomCom’s With Wine

Feb 14, 2012
Pairing RomCom’s With Wine
You don’t need a date to drink on Valentine’s Day

vdayLest we not forget this Valentine’s Day, there are still some fabulous single girls out there. So watching other peoples’ love stories, in our pjs, with a glass of vino, is sometimes how we celebrate-slash-ignore a certain holiday. For the single set out there: here’s a wine-and-romantic-comedy pairing list.

Notting Hill
“I’m just a girl…standing in front of a boy…”
The Brits love “Bolli”, as they call it, and if you go for the non-vintage bubbly, it’s an affordable splurge. Bolli also pairs nicely with any Hugh Grant flick, including Bridget Jones’s Diary and Love Actually.
Bollinger Brut non-vintage Champagne (Champagne, France) $58

When Harry Met Sally
“I’ll have what she’s having,” might be one of the most famous big-screen restaurant scenes of all time. In honor of Katz’s Deli in New York City, where it was shot, and the deli’s famous matzo ball soup, we suggest a crisp white.
Bodegas La Cana Albarino 2010 (Rias Baixas, Spain) $15

“Snap out of it.” Cher and that slap, the opera, those gorgeous wine color shoes
and…pizza. That’s what comes to mind when recalling this classic. So we’re going
classic Italian red on this one.
Tre Rose Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2006 (Tuscany, Italy) $18

As Good As It Gets
This Hamptons classic deserves a local pick. So in honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re going pink with a Hamptons’ rosé. Bring a little summer into your living room in February.
Wolffer Estate Vineyards Grandioso Rosé 2010 (Long Island, NY) $29

Love Happens
No romantic comedy list is complete without something starring Jennifer Aniston. And since it took place in Seattle, what’s more fitting than a Washington State pairing?
Kiona Vineyards Cabernet/Merlot 2005 (Washington State) $13

Pretty Woman
Flying escargot, snapping jewel boxes, Rodeo Drive. We had a lot of pairing options with this Julia Roberts classic. But we went with a polo twist, since the movie, unless you’re a Royal watcher, might have been our first intro to polo. We went with a Chilean wine from Colchagua Valley, Chile, where rows of vineyards are surrounded by a full-size polo pitch.
Casa Silva Cabernet Sauvignon Gran Reserva 2009 (Valle Central, Chile) $18

What’s your favorite romantic comedy of all time? Tell us below.


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