No, there is no wine named Winter’s Bone. And if there was I’m guessing it would have limited popularity, though Saturday Night Live's Wayne and Garth might be in for a few bottles each! This movie evidently features "an unflinching Ozark Mountain girl" so maybe Winter’s Hill is in order. Great wines from Oregon that you might just want to drink even if your allegiances lie elsewhere this Oscar season.
The Kids Are All Right
I was really excited about this one, until I realized this is not The Kids in the Hall. Instead, this is a crazy, modern blend of opinion turned on its head for wacky, zany laughs while making some sort of important social message. Sounds very Californian to me, and I’m going to opt for the Bacio Divino Pazzo. Not only is this an unlikely blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot and Viognier, but it’s also called Crazy. Somehow seems fitting.
The King's Speech
They tell me this is the front-runner for the Oscar this year, and there are a few choices, so it looks like this flick might even challenge Inception. For starters, there’s King Estate; then there’s the king of wine, Cabernet Sauvignon; the wine of Kings, Tokaji Essencia; and then there are the Naked King Wines, which are by far the most appropriate choice, though they are hard to find -- sort of like a theatre still showing this motion picture!
OK, this isn’t funny. It wasn’t funny when it first happened and it can’t be funny in this gripping re-creation. While James Franco can be hilarious, I have a feeling this is going to be recognized as quite the serious turn for him. So, what should we be drinking? Well, there's an obvious choice: a great Shiraz from Australia. Only problem is it’s called “The Dead Arm," and that’s just going to generate some ill will, methinks. But it’s delicious, so I’m going with it.
The Social Network
So, what to drink when we’re celebrating the end of physical human interaction as we adopt virtual relationships to build our dysfunctional social networks? Let me ask you: Are you gonna watching the Oscars with other people, like actually there in the room with you? If not, I suggest enjoying any bottle to help show your support for The Social Network, then Tweet, blog, and post about it. You see, no one will be paying any attention, so you’re free to drink whatever you want! Wait a minute. Are you even legal to drink?
Wine in Movies
From Silence of the Lambs to Sideways, with a side of Ratatouille, we give you five of the most memorable cinematic moments when wine has a starring role in Wine in Movies.
If you're planning to get together with some fellow movie lovers, you might want to check out our Tips for Party Planning. We have suggestions including how many bottles to stock up on and chilling wine super-fast.