Welcome back to Life With A Side Of Coffee's Wine & Movie Pairing series! The next few week's we'll be pairing some tasty wines with one of Hollywood's greatest, Katharine Hepburn. There have been several rounds with male actors and now it's time to give the girls a go. There are many reasons Katharine Hepburn is so iconic including her groundbreaking roles, phenomenal talent and fashion statements. Many people know her from the films she starred in alongside Spencer Tracy and Cary Grant, some of which are my favorites including today's movie pick: The Philadelphia Story. This screwball comedy is a classic and features a young Jimmy Stewart, another one of my favorite actors. Being a light, funny pick, this film was paired perfectly with today's white wine.
St. Julian's Founder's White is a simple table wine with "elegantly fruity aromas of papaya, peach custard, and honeywith a fruity light-to-medium body and a long, juicy apricot sorbet, green apple skin, and a tart citrus finish. Fantastically balanced and utterly delicious, this wine is a super refreshing and fruity, crowd pleasing sipper." When you smell the wine, you get the impression it's going to be dry and slightly sour. I got notes of green apple and pear. It's not so much dry when you taste it as it is tart. It doesn't finish tart like the description mentions, it's fully tart from sip to swallow. You taste green apple, lemon and a tiny bit of the apricot they mentioned in the description. Think of the most sour green apple you've had and that's what you can expect. I will say, it's a nice summer white. Refreshing and crisp, this would pair nicely with a light meal or just on its own like I had it.
The Philadelphia Story is possibly one of the best screwball comedies that's been filmed. Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn are hilarious up against each other and with the addition of Jimmy Stewart, it was bound to be a success. They're all so natural with each other. The scene where Jimmy Stewart goes to see Cary Grant drunk on Champagne is one of my favorite scenes in the movie along with one of the beginning scenes when Katharine Hepburn acts overly friendly towards Jimmy Stewart and his photographer friend.
This was a perfect pairing because both the movie and the wine were light and refreshing. We haven't had a good laugh on the wine and movie pairings series in a while so it was refreshing to watch something that leaves you feeling good and the wine was nice and easy to drink. The perfect combination for a summer night. Don't you think?
Which Katharine Hepburn movie is your favorite?
Make sure you check out my other Wine & Movie Pairing posts!
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