Film | Wine | Fun: Wine Pairings for the SLO International Film Festival

The Breakfast Club

Teenagers aren’t legally able to drink. But for those old enough to remember when The Breakfast Club released in theaters in 1985, it was the height of the flavored wine cooler and malt beverage craze. Of course, we’ve grown up since then, now enjoying the citrus and melon flavors of a Paso Sauvignon Blanc. We each have our quirks, but a little Sauvignon always helps to forge bonds with each other, similar to those made by the classic high school characters of this film.

Wine: Saucelito Canyon Sauvignon Blanc

Citizen Kane

“Rosebud.” Discover the real meaning of the last word uttered by newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane in this fictional thriller. Dabble in a smooth rosé wine as you ponder over the mysterious circumstances of Kane’s untimely death. Misunderstood and underestimated, the rosé relates perfectly with the timeless character known to generations as Citizen Kane.

Wine: JUSTIN Rosé

Hollywood Don't Surf

SLO County visitors have long been fascinated by the region’s wine and waves. Ever since the box office phenomenon Gidget, Hollywood producers have longed to capture the natural art of surfing, as this film brilliantly portrays. Thus, a classic coastal variety like Pinot Noir offers the ideal pairing. This varietal has thrived in this breathtaking region, and like a good wave, a good Pinot needs to be caught at just the right time.

Wine: Kinsi Pinot Noir

Clos Solene

It seems only natural that a Clos Solene wine pairs best with a movie of the same title. Like this film, the richness of Clos Solene wine is defined by the story of the winemakers who brought these grapes to this bountiful region. Motivated by passion for their art and the relentless pursuit of perfection, the earliest winemakers in the area worked tirelessly to establish a wine country that holds its own among the competition. And just as the lead character, Guillaume, finds his true love in Solène, you may find your own true love in a Clos Solene wine.

Wine: Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin de Tablas

Thank you to Jennifer Porter of the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance for her contribution to this blog post.