The Best Red Wine to Drink Tonight, According to Your Favorite Netflix Show
At the end of an exhausting day, few things are better than curling up on the sofa to binge-watch a great series—and this picture just wouldn’t be complete without a good glass of red wine in hand. Poised to stock up for summer (yes, you can drink red wine in warm weather), we turned to Winc’s associate wine director, Brooke Matthias, to talk us through the basics of choosing the best drop, starting with tasting 101: the difference between types of red wine.
Don’t know why you prefer pinot noir over merlot or not sure what Valdiguié actually is? Ahead, Matthias maps out the character profile, tasting notes, and food pairings for each type of wine, and we paired them with the most popular Netflix shows of 2018. Pour a glass and press play: This is the best red wine to drink tonight, based on the show you can’t stop watching.
If the Friends is part of your weeknight wind-down, this red wine pairing is a match made in sommelier heaven.
If you’ve been tracing Dev’s master foodie bucket list of NYC since starting this comedy series, this wine goes hand-in-hand with a New York slice.
There’s nothing relaxing about this series, which chronicles shocking cases of abuse in the Catholic church. Opt for a tart wine that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat too.
Why not pour a glass of red wine from the same region Anthony Bourdain explores in Parts Unknown? Relax with this Spanish variety and a cheese platter while watching episode two of season nine, where he visits San Sebastian and Basque Country.
This light-hearted, easy-to-watch series calls for a wine with similar characteristics.
Fans of House of Cards will want a full-bodied wine to sip on during the new season of this Netflix drama. Reach for a variety with firm tannins and tart acidity.
It’s easy to binge-watch the entire first series of this drama about Queen Elizabeth II, so choose a wine with soft tannins to sip on slowly.
This documentary television series pairs well with a bold, tart wine that packs a punch.
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