Not only is it a pandemic but it’s cold and storming out, so perfect time to dive into some great TV! Here’s what I’ve been bingeing and the best bottles to match their vibe.
- Ted Lasso: There is not one show that will make you happier. Sip a great winter white like Ferzo’s yellow apple blossom-noted Cococciola, a rare native variety of Abruzzo, $19.99.
- The Crown: The Queen’s crisp snubs of Diana and pointed barb-swapping with Thatcher are just like a citrusy Gavi. Try La Scolca Black Label, $40.
- Pretend It’s a City: Martin Scorsese gets Fran Leibowitz to wax on about gritty and cool NYC. Valdipiatta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2016 fully fits that vibe, $26.
- Tehran and Losing Alice: Both of these are dark and intense — a computer hacker on a failed mission gets stuck in Tehran, and a damaged director gets sucked into shooting a dark noir. You’ll need this complex Le Macchiole Bolgeri Rosso 2018 (a Tuscan blend of Merlot 40%, Cabernet Franc 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 20%, Syrah 20%) to ease the tension. $30
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