In the Loire Valley, we’re trying to see the glass half-full and tolerate being at home by enjoying a sip of delicious wine while browsing the latest movies and series. We’d like to invite you to do the same – curl up on your sofa with a glass of Loire Valley Wines in hand and give these movie pairings a try. Our wine suggestions are based on three varietals whose ideal growing conditions can be found in the Loire Valley – Cabernet Franc, Melon de Bourgogne and Sauvignon Blanc:
Drink 2018Chateau d’Epiré, Clos De La Cerisaie, Anjou Rouge, while watching Call my Agent
This savory pairing will bring you all the glitz and glamor of the Cannes Film Festival. Enter the world of a Parisian talent agency to discover the big names in French cinema while sipping on this elegant ruby red wine, featuring aromas of red fruit, iris and violet. Each episode features a guest star, pairing perfectly with this celebrity grape: Cabernet Franc. One of the most important red grapes of the region, it has been praised by historical figures like the 16th century epicurean writer Rabelais.
Drink 2018Domaine de l’Ecu, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine, Cuvée Classique, while watching Unorthodox
Both this wine and this show are ripe and pure. Just as the courageous Esty runs away to blossom with her freedom and befriends students from around the world, Muscadet produces one of the friendliest, most refreshing wines in the world. Its apple and citrus flavors with a touch of minerality give the wine a great texture and complexity, qualities shared by “Unorthodox’s” nuanced lead character who is both vibrant and poised.
This comedy is crisp and dry, just like its wine pairing. Sauvignon Blanc brings a refreshing, fruity and almost tart style to the wine, that sets the tone for a lively, acidic upheaval of our society’s gender roles in the eye-opening French comedy “I’m Not an Easy Man.” As Damien enters a parallel dimension where females have the upper-hand, dive into the unique, distinct aromas of grapefruit and gunflint of this Pouilly-Fumé.