Lights, Camera, Corkscrew! Four Pairings for the Golden Globes
Who says wine pairings are just for food? Indeed, snacks are just the beginning. From the opening credits on the bottle to the parting shot of a finishing sip, good wine tells a story and relates an experience that you, as the audience, can connect to―just like a good script. Just in time for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards show this Sunday, February 28, we’re pairing our own flick picks and screen worthy sippers. Check them out in-store or ship online for your own coming attractions. Without further ado, our nominees are:
Domaine L&R Kox Cremant de Luxembourg and “Promising Young Woman”
Dry, dressed in black satin bottles, this masterful, organic bubbly from winemaker Corinne Kox looks dangerous. Filled with notes of apple, almond and chamomile, there’s more than meets the eye, here, just like the main character in this thought-provoking revenge fable—if you will—from Emerald Fennell, in which a young woman finds, then struggles with the perfectly deadly way to deal with her painful past.
Forlorn Hope “Queen of the Sierra” Red Blend 2018 and “Wolfwalkers”
This organic, chillable blend of Barbera, Trousseau, and Graciano is free spirited and deceptively easy to enjoy, just like the animated “Wolfwalkers.” The story, about a young girl and her father who journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack but start having second thoughts when she befriends a mysterious girl from a tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night is honest and soulful – a perfect partner for this gorgeous red from California’s Sierra Foothills.
Uncle Nearest 1884 Tennessee Whiskey & “Lovecraft Country”
Nominated for Best Drama Series, every episode of this harrowing exploration of Black culture and horror – real and magical – from Misha Green and Jordan Peele, is layered with complexity and nuance that is simply unforgettable. Uncle Nearest Tennessee whiskey, known for its smooth texture and rich flavor, is much the same. Whether it is sipped straight or incorporated into cocktails in the way the series remixes the horrors of racism, this pairing is not to be missed.
Carl Ehrhard “Frau Naturalich” Riesling 2017 and “The Queen’s Gambit”
Carl Ehrhardt is one of the finest producers in the Rheingau, and this gorgeous, unfiltered, skin-contact Riesling shows why. It’s a gorgeous partner to this year’s nominee for Best Television Motion Picture, which paints a tremendously compelling portrait of a child chess prodigy in the 1960s. A stunner whiffs of white tea, orange peel, and potpourri on the nose, with tangy green plum, lime, and floral notes blossoming on the palate. This wine has plenty of great moves.