Don’t be ashamed if the only date you have planned is one with Netflix. After all, there’s no better time of year to re-watch your favorite romantic comedies. And, in our opinion, every movie night is made better with two things: snacks and wine. While we’ll let you decide if you’re going to nosh on healthy bites or whip up something sweet for the occasion, it’s important to choose a bottle of vino that sets the right mood for the evening. For that very reason, we’ve come up with seven rom-com and wine pairings that’ll make your next viewing party even more enjoyable. Go ahead, grab a glass!
1 "Pretty Woman" + Champagne
Just like Vivian learns from Edward in his hotel suite, strawberries help bring out the flavor of champagne. Follow this advice and pour yourself a flute of fruit-infused bubbly while you watch the fairy-tale romance unfold.
2 "When Harry Met Sally" + South American Red
Katz’s Deli, the place where Sally famously fakes an orgasm, is known for their pastrami sandwich, so choose a blend that complements this iconic menu item. A smoky, cured meat like pastrami needs an equally bold wine. Try a fruity red like a Chilean Carménère or an Argentinian Malbec.
3 "How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days" + Rosé
Rosé all day wasn’t a thing when Andie Anderson was on a mission to get Benjamin Barry to dump her, but if it was, we imagine it’d be a hot topic in the pages of Composure. Plus, this pink wine’s red fruit, citrus, and floral notes may inspire an impromptu rendition of "You’re So Vain."
4 "Bridget Jones’s Diary" + Chardonnay
Bridget Jones, everyone’s favorite British spinster, frequently writes about her love/hate relationship with this creamy white wine: Dear diary, I’ve failed again. I’ve poured an enormous glass of Chardonnay and I’m going to put my head in the oven. With a diary entry like that, chardonnay is the only acceptable thing to drink as you watch her misadventures in dating.
5 "Sleepless In Seattle" + Cabernet Sauvignon
A classic movie deserves a classic wine. A full-bodied Cabernet is a fitting choice since it’s one of the most popular wines in the state of Washington.
6 "Pretty In Pink" + Riesling
Arguably one of the best coming of age stories ever to light up a movie screen, like Riesling, this film only proves better and better with age. Not to mention the fact that Riesling is slightly sweet, but with a little bite for balance, which is also how we would describe Andie.
7 "10 Things I Hate About You" + Franzia
Okay, hear us out: For serious '90s nostalgia, crack open a box of this house-party approved wine while swooning over Heath Ledger and his iconic "Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You" serenade. Warning: You may or may not end up Kat-level drunk.