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November 23, 2022 | By Cristal Pico

Pairing Wonderful Wines with Festive Films


One of the best holiday pastimes is curling up on the couch with a glass of wine to enjoy a festive movie marathon. Whether you prefer heartwarming classics or a laugh-out-loud comedy, we’ve put together a curated collection of family favourites paired with wine, so you can enjoy every blissful second (and sip) to the fullest! 

For a wine that combines the tropical aromas of Chardonnay, the minerality of Riesling, and Viognier’s floral notes, there’s Cru Select Argentina Style Trio! Pair this New World white with a modern movie to match, like The Holiday, a light-hearted romantic comedy with a little bit of everything. Sip a glass of wine as you reminisce over this famous movie quote: “It’s Christmas Eve and we are going to go celebrate being young and being alive!” – Miles  

Cru Select Italy Style Sangiovese has aromas of tobacco, ripe plum, and black cherries. Sangiovese wines offer a wide range of tastes from earthy and rustic to round and fruity, so enjoy a glass as you watch Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Like this ruby red, the Grinch has layers and complex characteristics. The big question is: Will he have a change of heart? You’ll have to wait and see! One thing is for certain, the wine will be deliciously satisfying the whole way through.  

En Primeur Winery Series Italy Super Tuscan has aromatics of fresh raspberries complemented by subtle hints of vanilla. Pair this Old-World wine from Tuscany, one of Europe’s most prolific wine regions, with a classic, like “It’s A Wonderful Life,” deemed the greatest Christmas film of all time. With your friends by your side, savour this special moment of two greats colliding! 

En Primeur Winery Series Winemaker’s Trio White is a refined blend of Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscat with hints of juicy pineapple and mango. Sip a chilled glass of this bright and refreshing wine as you watch hilarity ensue in Christmas with the Kranks. After you taste the tropical notes, you too may want to escape the snow and head for the sunny beaches of Peru!  

Cru International Washington Merlot Style features classic flavours of cassis and chocolate with complex notes of blackberry and velvety tannins. Pair this cool climate Merlot with the quintessential festive flick: Home Alone. What this luscious wine and mischievous Kevin McCallister have in common is their love for pizza! Pick up your favourite cheesy pie for a wonderful night full of nostalgia.  

Cru International Australia Cabernet Sauvignon Style has a nose of black currants and vanilla on the palate. Pair this popular and versatile red with the holiday favourite: Elf. The main character and red wine lovers alike will be smitten with the chocolaty aromas in this traditional-style Cabernet Sauvignon. Buddy’s charm and optimistic outlook will have you grinning ear-to-ear: “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” – Buddy 

For wonderful wines to pair with your festive films, shop RJS craft winemaking kits. From our family to yours, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season! 






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