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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
Slide 2: Atonement and 1935 Barbeito Bual Madeira
Slide 3: A Serious Man and Vinedo de Los Vientos 'Alcyone'
Slide 4: Lost in Translation and Suntory
Slide 5: The Motorcycle Diaries and 1977 Estrella from Bodega Weinert
Slide 6: Shaun of the Dead and Frappato of Andrea Occhipinti
Slide 7: Far From Heaven and Giacomo Conterno's Barolo Monfortino
Slide 8: Taking Woodstock and Boone's Farm Apple Wine
Slide 9: About the Author
Slide 1: The Kids Are All Right with Wine

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.