Valentine’s Day Movie Wine Pairings

If you’re planning to impress this Valentine’s Day with a romantic night in, you know that the evening hinges on the details. Mood lighting, place setting, and a suitably impressive recipe are all de rigueur for any Pinterest-er worth one’s salt, but of equal importance is your Valentine’s Day movie wine pairings. Instead of simply selecting a Tuscan Sangiovese to enjoy with a rack of lamb, take time to pair it with a movie too! Below are some of the best Valentine’s Day date movies (displayed in random order), which we’ve paired with a selection of wines to take your date to the next level:

Princess Bride

Wuv, true wuv, deserves not just your basic, average, everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum wine. That’s why we’re pairing it with a bright Rosé, like this, which promises a fresh adventure in every glass.

Harold and Maude

Any wine that’s been properly aged.


You can go two ways with this dreamy date movie. Either pick something unmistakably French, like Bordeaux or go for a dessert wine that you can pair with chocolate. Just remember that the sweeter the chocolate is, the sweeter the wine will need to be for a perfect pairing. And to get it just right, read this article before making your decision.

Moonrise Kingdom

Sparkling Cider, non-alcoholic. Naturally.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

A classic movie deserves a classic drink. For this one, we recommend dry champagne. And we’re fairly certain Holly would agree.

Say Anything

Sweet, bright, and irresistible, a balanced Riesling is a perfect thing to sip as you watch the romance of Lloyd Dobler and Diane Court unfold.

Raising Arizona

Something from the bottom shelf – we won’t name names – or a 30 rack of Keystone Light.

Dirty Dancing

Sit back with some white wine spritzers. Don’t know how to make one? Check out this extremely uncomfortable wikiHow post that walks you through the process step by step.

The Way, Way Back

Moscato d’Asti. It’s a delightfully bubbly wine that’s only slightly alcoholic, so it maintains some innocence, just like this gem of a film that’s not at all romantic. But it reminds us that we should love ourselves first and foremost and it’s a great date movie. Seriously.

We hope you enjoyed these Valentine’s Day movie wine pairings suggestions.


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