Don’t worry the only spoilers ahead are which wines are the best to pair with your favorite binge-worthy TV series. It’s easy to grab a glass of your favorite wine and turn on a series to binge, but here’s a fun way to switch things up! See what wine goes best with some of the most popular binge-worthy television series around and give them a try.
Wine: Champagne or Something Bubbly
Someone in the gang always has something to celebrate, so grab a glass of Champagne or something bubbly and join in on the toast. The delicate nose and effervescence give us a feeling of lighthearted celebration perfect for times you need a laugh. Share some laughs and cheers a glass with your own group of friends while watching these 5, 20-something year olds navigate their way through life and love in New York City. See our most recent Champagne Special Feature here!
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Game of Thrones
Wine: Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is known for its resistance to the elements which is necessary especially when – Winter is coming! With the hedonistic Tyrion Lannister’s love for wine, we picture him being a fan of earthy reds rich in tannins such as a Cabernet Sauvignon from Bordeaux. Fun fact: A special Game of Thrones wine label was released and they offer a 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Wine: Oaked Chardonnay
A wine connoisseur like Michael Scott is going to tell you to go for a wine with those “oaky afterbirth” notes, and what wine does that better than an oaked Chardonnay! The wine is bold enough to match the extreme personalities of the characters in the show, and goes perfect with a vent session of your own boss—Jim looks at camera.
This one can even be turned into a fun game by taking a sip every time:
1) Pam say “Dunder Mifflin this is Pam.”
2) Jim looks into the camera when not being interviewed.
3) Someone says “That’s what she said!”
4) Kelly says “OMG!”
5) Michael calls everyone to the conference room.
6) Angela mentions her cats.
7) Dwight is corrected as Assistant *TO THE Regional Manager.
8) Jim pulls a prank on Dwight.
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For this dark, yet addicting American crime drama, you need a wine that can match the intensity. Zinfandel is a big and bold red with a balanced finish that goes perfectly with the thriller and takes some of the edge off.
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A dry and mineral driven Rosé such as Provence Rosé is a match made in heaven with this heavy drama. Provence Rosé gives pink wines a new, more serious attitude. The steely minerality accentuates all the hospital drama, while the delicate strawberry flavors and rose petal accents accompany you through the warm feel good moments.
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Wine: Sancerre/Sauvignon Blanc
With matters of meth and gang violence, Breaking Bad is no joke. A show like this needs a wine that can be sipped slowly during all the tense on screen action. Sancerre is a type of Sauvignon Blanc that is dry, sharp, and acidic making it perfect for slow sipping.
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Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Wine: Anything in a Can
With a show that is anything but classy, it doesn’t exactly seem fitting to pour yourself a glass of fine wine. Thankfully, the wine industry is evolving and has created an option that seems more appropriate for this raunchy television series, canned wine. With a gang that’s always up to no good, and never learning from their mistakes, nothing pairs better than a pressurized can of something questionable. Disclaimer: Some canned wines are actually really good and continuously improving! The can itself just helps enforce the casual aspect that the show portrays.
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Wine: Something Organic or Local
With the plot of every episode different from the next, they all manage to tie in the idea that technology consumes us and is taking over—Beware the apocalypse! To counter this feeling, grab a bottle of wine that doesn’t align with this notion, maybe from a local producer or a nearby farmers market. Steer clear of any mass produced wine labels that only reinforce the idea that the technological take over is looming.
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Are any of these already on your list? Of course we invite you to switch it up and try different pairings of wine...you may find a new favorite! You can shop in our Online Wine Store to grab a case of wine (with Free Shipping!) and try a few of these while binging your favorites shows.