Netflix & Chill
Forget Game of Thrones. Funny, dramatic, or exhilarating, you have a whole suite of shows at your fingertips to start your own streaming party. With a remote in one hand and a wine glass in the other, take your Netflix binge to the next level with our recommended pairings.
Enjoy it with: IL Poggione Brunello di Montalcino
Why it works: Hold onto your wine glass, the Professor’s audacious plan to break into the Royal Mint of Spain will hurl you into a glorious deluge of thrills and spills. This riveting drama about the biggest heist in history deserves a world-famous tipple, no less than the Prince of Montalcino wines. With a whole lot of guts and nothing to lose, these daring robbers are as intense and persistent as the magnificent Brunello di Montalcino. Nobody knows if they will pull off this ambitious heist, but the seductive pairing of Italian wine and Spanish heist drama will certainly steal your hearts.
Enjoy it with: The Prisoner Red Blend
Why it works: There is only one wine that would do justice to a diverse, offbeat bunch of NYPD detectives that come together to hustle, kick ass, and solve crimes. The Prisoner, an unlikely mix of varietals blended into a bold and delicious Zinfandel-based wine, is what you end up with if you bottled this gut-busting motley crew of New York’s finest. Like The Prisoner when it first made waves in Napa Valley, this delightful comedy has been hailed as progressive and original. Together, this provocative wine and the cast’s hilarious heroics will capture your hearts, giving you a good laugh and a subtle lesson in ‘wokeness’.
THE GOOD PLACE
Enjoy it with: The Velvet Devil Merlot
Why it works: When your protagonists are on the brink of an existential crisis trying to outsmart actual devils, you need to drink from the devil’s cup to win the game of (the after) life. With this velvety, deep and delicious Merlot that’s got a little bit of both heaven and hell, you are ready to hop onboard the train to the Good Place (or Bad Place) for a wild ride through this witty and whimsical take on the afterlife. Trust us, it’s forking good.
Enjoy it with: Two Hands Angel’s Share Shiraz
Why it works: In this epic gangster drama about a notorious gang led by the ruthlessly ambitious Tommy Shelby, you will be tossed into a frenetic world of crime and violence post World War I. The Angel’s Share, a tongue-in-cheek reference to the mysterious vanishing of whisky from barrels believed to be the pilferage of greedy angels, typifies the lawless streets of 1920s Birmingham where even angels are not immune to vice and corruption. This gorgeous silky rich Shiraz and smooth British criminals are certainly a match made in heaven.
Enjoy it with: Burn Cottage Pinot Noir
Why it works: The '80s celebrated the trippy, weird, and wonderful, so if you are a fan of the era, this combo will leave you reeling in neon-laden nostalgia. Throw yourself into an extraordinary mystery involving secret government experiments and unnerving supernatural forces, inspired by the '80s sci-fi and horror classics that captivated a generation, while you take a swig of this quaint Pinot Noir with its profound and peculiar aesthetic that looks like a scene right out of the Netflix series.
Enjoy it with: Paul Jaboulet Aîné Crozes Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert
Why it works: A lavish historical drama about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II calls for a lively and regal red (with a tinge of spice) from one of the Rhône Valley’s finest appellations, from a winery helmed by a distinguished female winemaker no less. Whether it’s Old World Syrah or New World Shiraz, this varietal is bold and timeless, a nod to the longest-reigning monarch in British history who has transcended more than six decades of rule.
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