And the drinks waiter says…”Would you like a DVD with that, sir?”

Australia’s 1st Wine & DVD Pairing System

In a unique partnership with famed Sydney wine bar Time to Vino, Team oovie have invented a deliciously entertaining guide that matches DVD genres with wine types. Ooh Yeah! The remarkable wine and DVD pairing system aims to introduce a little luxury to the quiet DVD night as the weather turns grey and we move indoors for the cold season.

Whilst wine and food pairings have become common place at the dinner table, this is the first time wine has been paired with movies in the hope of enhancing the DVD viewing experience. The collaboration between Time to Vino and oovie represents the next step forward in “fine viewing” for movie buffs and wine lovers alike

Time to Vino co-owner and sommelier, Clint Hillery, said: “Traditionally, wine is paired with food to enhance the dining experience and in the same vein oovie’s wine and DVD pairings are set to enhance the movie viewing experience in a completely unique way. It’s important to choose a wine that will compliment the emotions evoked by a particular movie, so that those feelings are intensified by the wine you’re drinking.”

oovie Marketing Director, Karli Smith, adds: “This concept has never before been explored in Australia and what seems like a slightly bizarre notion can have phenomenal results if you’re looking to plan a truly memorable DVD night. Clint has an amazing talent for pairing wines and we hope movie and vino lovers across the country will enjoy experimenting with oovie’s unique pairing system. Be you an action addict or drama devotee, the new food and wine pairing system will ensure a sensory explosion on the screen and off.”

FILM AND WINE PAIRINGS FROM OOVIE
ACTION SAUVIGNON BLANC LIVELY, EDGY, RACY
DRAMA CHAMPAGNE ETHEREAL, EFFERVESCENT, EMOTIONAL
ROMANCE DOLCETTO SOFT, SWEET, LUSH
THRILLER PINOT NOIR INTENSE, COMPLEX, LAYERED
ROMANTIC COMEDY RIESLING AROMATIC, VIBRANT, FLORAL

ACTION and SAUVIGNON BLANC

Fast pace action sequences and high-budget special effects should be paired with a fresh, vibrant white wine. The crisp and intense taste of a Sauvignon Blanc amplifies the senses, already alerted by explosions, chases and the constant race against the clock. Complex undertones of tropical fruit, passionfruit and gooseberry pleasure the pallet, combined with the visual smorgasbord of any good action flick to result in a spectacular sensual feast! Try a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from the industry’s most technologically advance winery, Craggy Range, with Peter Jackson’s Blockbuster ‘Avatar’.

THRILLER and PINOT NOIR

The emotional intensity of a good thriller needs to be matched with an equally intense and intricate wine. Unexpected plot twists and shocking revelations pair perfectly with a good Pinot Noir, a complex and enticing grape that will have your tastebuds on the edge of their seats. The silky layered palate with fine grainy tannins to match the earthy tones presents a deep and complex wine that will have you hooked to the final curtain. Watch the gripping thriller ‘The Lovely Bones’.

ROMANCE and DOLCETTO

An expressive and elegant red wine will compliment a touching love story perfectly. Passion and devotion blends magnificently with the gentle Dolcetto, loosely translating to “Little Sweet One”. Lush, perfumed and with a silky smooth finish, this wine is easily approachable and of a low acidity, just like young love. Watch Bella and Edward’s love blossom in New Moon with a bottle of Vietti Dolcetto.

DRAMA and CHAMPAGNE

An intense drama that leaves you breathless deserves nothing less than the best wine. Although typically associated with celebration, sparkling wines, especially Champagne, are the most ethereal of all wines and make the perfect accompaniment for a gripping drama. The appearance and texture of the bubbles radiates emotion and lights up the senses, enhancing the emotional journey involved in dramatic cinema. Try the prestigious house of Ruinart with the gripping John Lennon biography, ‘Nowhere Boy’.

ROMANTIC COMEDY and RIESLING

Nothing goes better with the awkward hilarity of a romantic comedy than a wonderfully floral, vibrant Riesling. This highly aromatic vino is expressive and complex, with its flower and fruit tones complimenting the emotional rollercoaster evident in rom-com plots. Try any of the Franklin Estate Riesling range with the hilarious Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin rom-com, ‘It’s Complicated’.

from the oovie page http://www.oovie.com.au/latest/australias-1st-wine-dvd-pairing-system.html

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