Don’t be ashamed if the only date you have planned for Valentine’s Day 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!
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.