Saturday, January 10, 2015

Flicks & Sips: Lovelace, The Hart of Dixie, & Boardwalk Empire ( Season 1)

The following pairings are sexy, southern, and good for those who like the Prohibition era. Two shows are on Netflix and the other on Amazon Prime. Enjoy the movies and the pairings. Santé!


Lovelace- Netflix

Sip: Beringer Merlot, Napa Valley

Watch the tale of how adult star icon, Linda Lovelace (Amanda Seyfried), was coerced in the porn industry by her husband. She is long remembered for her performance in the best selling porn flick, Deep Throat. This is the type of film that could be really good or go really wrong, I'm happy to say that it's pretty good. Seyfried does a nice job at playing Lovelace, also reminding us that she is not just  a pretty face and does have acting chops. Pair with Beringer Merlot, a wine that is cheap and easy to go down, kind of like an adult flick. This merlot has a nice body to it with black cherry and dark plum aromas.


The Hart of Dixie (Season I)- Netflix

Sip: Dibon Cava Brut Reserve, Spain

The show centers around Zoe Hart (Rachel Bilson) taking an offer to take over a medical practice in Alabama. Basically a New York girl gone south and all the interesting town folk around her, plus some really cute love interests. Bilson is adorable and quirky which makes this show a lot of fun. Pair with Dibon Cava a nice bubbly that's crisp and fun like Zoe Hart. This is a nice affordable sparkler for movie nights. Sniff in the aromas of apple, pears, and floral while feeling like a southern peach.

Boardwalk Empire (Season 1)- Amazon Prime

Sip:  Sandeman Founders Reserve Port, Portugal

Think Atlantic City during Prohibition, where there are no rules. Enoch "Nucky" Thompson  (Steve Buscemi), who is a swirl between a politician and gangster. Nucky is also the new treasurer for the town.  With his brother Elias Thompson (Shea Whigham), Atlantic City's sheriff, and a crew of mob bosses and local tough guys, Nucky gains a reputation as the man to see for illegal alcohol. Great show with wonderful outfits and good drama. This show is fun to watch while sipping on Sandeman Founders Reserve, a port with aromas of dark cherries, wood, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. This port is vintage and aged  just like Empire.

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