Houseboat felt like a great movie pick for a red wine, especially one so bold like this one. Sophia Loren stars alongside Cary Grant and she has such a strong personality that I just love. She's a great woman to represent Italian culture in America. Her presence gives us a positive image in my opinion and I have a lot of respect for her both as a person and as an artist. Houseboat is what I like to call a "dramedy." It's a comedy but not too silly making it a borderline drama. In Houseboat, Cary Grant's character, Tom, becomes a widower and finds himself the sole parent to his three children. After bad circumstances, Tom meets Cinzia, Sophia Loren's character, whose father is a wealthy orchestra conductor but is looking for a life of her own. She becomes Tom's nanny and in their move from the city to the country, their house gets hit by a train and they end up on literally a houseboat. After a lot of fixing, this place because home to everyone. It's a funny journey of two very different and stubborn people finding love, finding your way in life after a tragedy, adjusting to a major life change and looking at the good things in life. The red pairs perfectly with Sophia's sassy and no-nonsense attitude. If you're looking for an easy-going, light-hearted old movie, check out Houseboat. It's on Netflix right now too!
Next week will be the last Cary Grant movie for this particular round of pairings with a buttery white. The rose from last week was my favorite wine from this round but the white I'll be introducing you to holds a close second. I can't wait to share it with you.