Nothing says Fall like cozying up on the couch with a warm blanket and some wine to enjoy your favorite Netflix guilty pleasures. As the weather begins to change, Jackson Family Wines has put together a useful guide for the perfect wine pairings for your binge watching sessions. Please find selections from Jackson Family Wines’ esteemed portfolio below paired with what to watch while enjoying them (and why).
Pair Chardonnay with your favorite binge-worthy TV shows
o Enjoy the Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay (SRP: $22) with those addictive cooking competition shows
Study up on the latest culinary trends and get inspired for your next foodie moment by watching your favorite cooking competition with a glass of this elegantly layered wine. With any luck, you might catch Kendall-Jackson’s very own culinary team competing for the grand prize – Chefs Justin Wangler, Robert Nieto and Tracey Shepos Cenami have appeared on shows including Guy’s Grocery Games and Beat Bobby Flay. Watch your favorite season of Top Chef, Chopped or the addictive The Great British Baking Show while sipping a glass of the Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Chardonnay. This food-friendly, rich textured wine will pair beautifully with those incredible dishes that won the hearts of the judge’s table.
o Enjoy the Copain Tous Ensemble Chardonnay (SRP: $28) with your favorite sitcom
Copain, meaning ‘friend’ or ‘buddy’ in French, is the perfect wine to sip while catching up with your TV pals on your favorite sitcom. Keep the laughs going all night with classics like Friends and 30 Rock or more current releases like Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Master of None. This balanced and expressive wine made in the ‘light-and-bright’ style is exactly what you’ll want to sip on while bingeing on those good-time comedies.
Pair Pinot Noir with romantic films
o Try the La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir (SRP: $23) with your favorite romantic comedy
With aromas of black plum, cherry and rhubarb, and hints of toasty barrel spice, the La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir is a playful pairing for your favorite rom-com. Enjoy bold flavors of red plum, raspberry and blood orange while laughing and crying along with iconic characters like Emma Thompson’s ‘Karen’ in Love Actually, Diane Keaton’s ‘Erica’ in Something’s Gotta Give, and Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones’s Diary.
o Enjoy the Cambria Benchbreak Pinot Noir (SRP: $25) with classic romance films
The Cambria Benchbreak Pinot Noir, with its deep, dark purple hue and abundant red fruit and dark berry aromas and flavors, is the perfect wine to sip while marveling iconic movie stars that once lit up the silver screen. Enjoy this wine with classic films like Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra and The Great Gatsbystarring Robert Redford.
Pair Cabernet Sauvignon with Thrillers
o Try the Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet (SRP: $50) with your favorite gangster movie – an homage to Napa’s history, which began decades before Prohibition and continues today 83 years after the repeal
Currently experiencing the rebirth of a Napa Valley classic, Freemark Abbey is one of the most historic winery estates in this prestigious wine region known for Cabernet Sauvignon. The elegantly refined, classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon provides the perfect combination of depth and complexity with rich dark fruit flavors and texture – a perfect match for a gangster crime-fueled double feature such as Lucky Number Slevin and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
o Enjoy the Stonestreet Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (SRP: $40) with a juicy Murder Mystery
Uncover the clues in your favorite whodunit as you unravel the mystery of the mountain wine in your glass. Planted high atop Black Mountain in the Alexander Valley AVA (ranging in elevation from 400ft – 2,400ft), Stonestreet stands as one of the most expansive and multi-faceted mountain vineyards in the world. The mountain is known for producing powerful Cabernet Sauvignon – distinctive high-elevation wines carved from an extreme landscape. Sit (and sip) on the edge of your seat while watching Zodiac, NightCrawler or Basic Instinct.
Maralyn D. Hill, M.Ed., The Epicurean Explorer
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