WOULD YOU LIKE WINE WITH YOUR FILM?
Over at FilmInFocus, screenwriter Howard Rodman picks up on the vino intelligence of Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids are All Right to riff on wines that would go well with specific films. Here’s his recommendation for Far from Heaven:
The elegance and depth of Far From Heaven deserves an expression of fruit, tannin, poignance, melancholy, and regret. A wine that satisfies on first sip, then opens up in the glass to reveal tastes and emotions far more profound. Giacomo Conterno’s Barolo Monfortino is such a wine. A bottle of the 1982 will take you to the precipice, then gently guide you all the way back home. Alternative choice: a 1976 Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Gran Reserva.
What about Shaun of the Dead?
What to drink with Shaun of the Dead? Something zombielike, of course, with enough residual insouciance to make the job of drinking it less than somber. I’d suggest the Frappato of Andrea Occhipinti. The Frappato is a cheerful wine, grown on the slopes of Mount Etna: the bones of long-dead Pompeians in every delightful sip.
Read the complete list at the link.