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Vino with that film?: The Kids Are All Right inspires a cinematic wine list
Updated June 09, 2010
Inspired by The Kids Are All Right's wine savvy, we pair wines to other Focus Features films.
Slide 1: The Kids Are All Right with Wine
More than a few viewers of Lisa Cholodenko’s comedy The Kids Are All Right have noticed the sophisticated palette the film shows when it comes to wine. While the film is not about wine, the pairing of wine to scene––for those in the know––spoke magnums about the characters. When Nic (Annette Bening) and Jules (Julianne Moore) invite their newly discovered sperm-donor (Mark Ruffalo) home for dinner to meet the kids––Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson), they keep things simple and fresh: a hot-dog barbeque with a Petite Sirah from Kalyra, a Santa Barbara boutique vineyard. Such cinematic wine savvy made us wonder how we might pair films with wine. We turned to screenwriter and wine connoisseur Howard A. Rodman to help us out by pairing a wine––or, in one case, liquor––with a favorite Focus Features film. So grab a glass and follow along.