Tonight we are pairing The Proposal with good old fashioned popcorn and a great Chardonnay. Yes, it sounds too good to be true but I promise it’s awesome. I had the pleasure of dragging my husband to the drive-in to see this movie. We packed a few grown up items that they do not serve at the snack bar to go with our popcorn. One was a rich and buttery Chardonnay from Malivoire winery in Vinela...[Read More]
Tonight we are pairing Taken with a wine that like our lead Bryan is not what one first thinks it is. Barolo is a very famous Italian wine that for centuries has been dubbed the “King of wines” by some. Barolo is a wine that has a whole lot going on underneath the surface that no one knows about until they take the time to really look, a bit like a father who is never there but really is out pro...[Read More]
I thought it would be appropriate after getting married last weekend to watch a movie that makes me thankful to have found the right guy for me. He’s just not that into you seemed to fit the bill perfectly. This movie calls for a group of close friends and some white wine spritzers with a wonderful grilled fruit salad. With BBQ season in full swing (yes we happened to get a new one as a wedding ...[Read More]
Tonight’s movie and food pairing will feature I Am Legend pairing it with a Champagne wine. Champagne is a region in France that only produces sparkling wine made of Pinot Noir, Pinot Mieuner and Chardonnay. Champagne on its own is a bit of a legend and I think is a great pairing for this movie. *Congratulations to Trish who was married over the weekend. It was a good time!*
As an upcoming Bride I felt it 100% necessary to watch Bride Wars. I do love both our leading ladies Kate Hudson (who plays Liv) and Anne Hathaway (who plays Emma) and think they did an amazing job on this film. Coming up with a wine and food match for this movie was a bit challenging, the movie has serious, funny and downright nasty bits. For occasions like this I prefer a Riesling. I find Ri...[Read More]
Bond…James Bond… Quantum of Solace is our movie for this week and no Bond movie is complete without drinking a Martini. Wine and Martini’s aren’t usually something that you picture together. However….the wine industry has figured out a way to meld these two worlds seamlessly.
This is one of those movies that I didn’t go see in the theatre. The trailers that I watched didn’t look that interesting and I was a kid that played with my brothers transformers back in the day when they were on TV not the big screen. I decided to give the old transformers a try anyways. Am I ever glad that I did!
An ode to the end of an era, For those Canadians out there Corner Gas has concluded. I must say that I really enjoyed the show over the years and was proud to watch something made in Canada that didn’t stink. Our food and wine pairing is going to be very simple this week. I am pairing Corner Gas (any episode really) with Chili Cheese Dogs and Chateau des Charmes Gamay Noir.
Tonight we are going to do a more traditional food pairing. We are serving an Elk Loin Roast (served rare) to keep with Twilight’s vegetarian family the Cullen’s. We are pairing the roast with a great full bodied Californian Zinfandel. No not the pink stuff that’s in the cooler at your wine store but the deep red almost black Zinfandel. Elk has a strong gamey flavour and the spicy earthy char...[Read More]
Before we get started with the movie part we need to set the table so to speak! Tonight we are pairing up our 27 Dresses with a great Triple Chocolate Torte and Merlot. Yes I know…… a dessert with a red wine but the movie we are watching demands something different, sweet and strong all together. Trust me, this will be amazing!