4 FILMS & WINE PAIRINGS FOR A LONG MCO LOCKDOWN

BRING OUT THE POPCORN & SNACKS

We know being cooped up at home, surrounded by nothing but everyday mundane tasks or being chased to complete a presentation deck can be both exhausting and kinda boring. Planning an eventful night can be tricky, especially if your partner's watched everything there is on Netflix. We're here to let you know, there are some hidden film gems you may not have seen. Let the combination of a special bottle of vino and a thought provoking, heart warming, or belly rolling cinematic experience take your night up a notch.

Uncorked (2020)

(Uplifting, hopeful)

Netflix

A young man upsets his father when he pursues his dream of becoming a master sommelier instead of joining the family barbecue business. This movie captures an energy that's far too common in modern culture in regards to what we pursue, why we pursue it, and the way we dream. It's sweet, medium-bodied, and unchallenging. It's the kind of movie anyone can easily curl up with, without too much thought. Just don't forget the wine. 

Pair your night with Morande Adventures Tirazis 2018

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Vincenco (2021)

(Mafia crime)

Netflix

'Vincenzo' takes the viewer on a tumultuous ride from the first episode of Italian mafia games to later episodes of dark undercurrents of South Korea’s own real estate mafia. Adopted into the Cassano family, our k-drama lead Song Joong-ki is a formidable lawyer with a bloody past & a dormant but deviant streak of ruthlessness. He gets in a quarrel with local law firms and helps save a mall for small businesses whilst also carrying a lot twist of this own... shhh we won't tell. 

Mellow at first but takes some thing to breath and come to life - just like this white Pala I Flori Vermentino 2018

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About Time (2013)

(Sci-fi, Romance)

Streaming sites

When Tim Lake (Domhnall Gleeson) is 21, his father (Bill Nighy) tells him a secret: The men in their family can travel through time. Although he can't change history, Tim resolves to improve his life by getting a girlfriend. He meets Mary (Rachel McAdams), falls in love and finally wins her heart via time-travel and a little cunning. However, as his unusual life progresses, Tim finds that his special ability can't shield him and those he loves from the problems of ordinary life. 

Mind boggling to find love through time, just like our love for Pete's Pure Pinot Noir 2020 - to think this vintage is still so young but packs freshness and an abundance of aroma.

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Chef (2014)

(Light-hearted)

Netlfix

After a controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman) pushes him too far, chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) quits his position at a prestigious Los Angeles restaurant. As he tries to figure out what his next step should be, he finds himself in Miami. Carl joins forces with his ex-wife (Sofía Vergara), best friend (John Alberto Leguizamo) and son (Emjay Anthony) to launch a food-truck business, and the venture provides a chance to reignite his passion for cooking -- as well as his zest for life and love. This movie is the perfect blend of strong aromatic flavours with a light hearted zing - which perfectly represents all Rosé wines out there.

Goes perfect with Ciu Ciu Rosato 2019

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