TV series and wine: the perfect companions to enjoy a relaxing evening
Are you looking for a way to relax after a long day at work? Matching a good glass of wine to a television series could be a relaxing and funny solution.ù
It doesn’t matter if you’re an expert sommelier or if you’re knowledge on wine is only distinguishing red from white wine, whatever your level of expertise, uncorking a bottle of Serena 1881 and sip a glass while watching your favourite TV show could be a pleasant and interesting experience.
In the last couple of years, thanks to the streaming platforms such as Netflix, Prime Video or Disney +, tv shows have become more and more popular, offering also an infinite range of categories to choose from. From psychological thrillers to family dramas, fantasy and anime, there’s a tv show for everyone.
But how can you choose the perfect wine to go with your favourite TV series? The choice mainly depends on your personal taste, but there are some guidelines that can help.
For example, if you’re watching a drama show, you could go for a robust red wine such as the Cabernet. This cherry-red coloured wine, possess a strong personality thanks to the herbal scent and hints of violet violets and wisteria; it has an intense and nice flavour that goes perfectly with a complex and engaging plot.
If, instead, you’re opting for a sit-com, it might be better to go for a slightly softer red wine such as the Pinot Noir or a white wine such as the Chardonnay. These wines have delicate flavours and are perfect for an easy evening.
Whether you prefer thrillers, comedies or dramas, we have the perfect TV series and the perfect wine pairings for each of them.
… don’t worry, this article is spoiler-free.
1. Stranger Things
One of the most popular tv shows of the last few years is definitely “Stranger Things”: a scientific thriller that has glued to the screen millions of viewers around the world. Thanks to an intense and engaging plot “Stranger Things” is the perfect television series to spend a night in while enjoying a glass of round wine such as our Merlot Veneto IGT.
2. This is Us
If you’re a fan of family dramas you cannot not love “This is Us”. This tv show has been an enormous success because it was able to speak about universal themes like family, love and friendship in a unique and unpredictable way. With its emotional and tearing plot, “This is Us” is the perfect television show to watch while sipping a glass of Pinot Grigio DOC of the Venezie.
“Friends” is one of the most beloved series of all times, and it fits perfectly with the Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry. The prosecco, fresh, mineral and light, perfectly combines to the funny and fizzy atmosphere of this television show. Sipping a glass while watching Friends will make you feel like you’re spending a night in New York City with Rachel, Monica, Joey, Chandler and Ross laughing and having fun all together.
Set in the England of the early 1800s, “Bridgerton” , one of the most successful Netflix shows, offers to the fans a front seat to enjoy the drama, the romance and gossip of England’s high society’s families. Together with Lady Whistledown you’ll sneak into the events of the Bridgerton and Featherington families, while they search for love and a place of respect among the high society of those times. The prosecco DOC Rosé Brut with its bright perlage and persistent foam, is perfectly matches the elegance and refinement on the 19th century Britain.
5. Mare Fuori
Last but not least, we can conclude by telling you the best pairing for “Mare Fuori”, an Italian tv show set in Naples. “Mare Fuori” tells the stories, dreams, courage and desire for redemption of a group of young prisoners of a juvenile prison overlooking the sea. Regardless of the geographical distance between the Veneto and Campania regions, the label chosen for this incredible Neapolitan series is our Sauvignon Veneto IGT: a white and flavoured wine. The complex bouquet of intense, but delicate, nutmeg, spices and exotic fruits aromas, recall the heterogeneity of the main characters and their challenges.
These are only some examples of pairings to try. The next time you feel like you’re ready for a chill evening take your remote, a corkscrew and your favourite bottle of Serena Wines 1881 and get ready for an alternative night full of binge watching.