Wine and a Movie. Always a perfect pairing. Our team shares some of what’s on their watch list this holiday season along what they’ll be sipping and snacking with it.

Festive Flicks

Wine & Movie Guide watching movie with popcorn and wine

It’s A Wonderful Life: the classic gratitude, holiday spirit movie from 1946. George and Mary Bailey and their community remind us how we all are all intertwined.

In Your Glass: Vinedressers Chardonnay VQA

Pair With: Buttered popcorn. Make sure the Chardonnay is oaked and be generous with the butter and salt.

Recommended by: Sue, who also recommends keeping an eye peeled for Mary’s stunning and gigantic corsage.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: everyone’s favourite family during the holiday season.

In Your Glass: LOLA Nero Red Sparkling VQA

Pair With: Cannolis. These Italian pastries are a staple of Sicilian cuisine. The bubbles of the wine break through the creaminess of these sweet treats.

Recommended by: Hannah, who can also play all the holiday tunes on the piano once the movie is done.

Jingle All the Way: a cheesy movie deserves the properly paired snacks.

In Your Glass: Pinot Grigio VQA

Pair With: Mozza sticks, rice crackers and goat cheese, baked brie… you see where this is going. Versatile enough to go with all cheeses. Both holiday staples.

Recommended by: Matt, who’s cheese list was extensive and admits these are simply the highlights.

A Christmas Story: the iconic “You’ll shoot your eye out.”

In Your Glass: LOLA Secco VQA

Pair With: Shortbread. The crispness of this sparkling wine offers a contrasting mouth feel to the creamy butter of the shortbread.

Recommended by: Connor, who believes in multiple viewings of this classic per season.

Fun Escapes

Die Hard: It’s not Christmas until you see Hans Gruber for our action film fans.

In Your Glass: Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve VQA

Pair With: Hickory Farms Mint Meltaways. The tannins in the wine will enhance the strong flavours of mint.

Recommended by: Tanya, who also recommends Home Alone 2 to balance out the holiday feels.

Empress VQA Pelee Island Winery Ontario Sparkling wine made in the Traditional Method from South Islands

Sex in the City: will make you nostalgic for your friends and/or the early 2000’s. The girlfriend phenomenon that keeps going.

In Your Glass: Empress or Empress II. Both made in the Traditional Method and suitable to pair with all of Carrie Bradshaw’s outfits.

Pair With: Exotic fruit based charcuterie style board including mangos, passionfruit, persimmons and pomegranates.

Recommended by: Liz, who always finds the balance between healthy and fun.

Best In Show: featuring one of Canada’s comedic dynamic duos, Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy, Best In Show is a a dog lover’s must watch.

In Your Glass: Our Pet Pic labeled VQA Pinot Grigio, Rosé or Cabernet Franc-Cabernet Sauvignon. In case you missed it, we paired with the Windsor Essex Humane Society and the Humane Society of Kitchener Waterloo & Stratford Perth this year to create personalized Pet Pic wines with a portion of the proceeds to benefit both agencies.

Pair With: Animal Crackers. The creaminess of these cookies plays well with all 3 offerings.

Recommended by: Darryl, who yes, has dogs.

Happy watching. Cheers!

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