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Netflix Wine Pairings

Nothing says fun and relaxation like curling up on the couch with a good show and a great glass (or bottle…or can…) of wine. And considering both Butternut Wines and Netflix are so affordable, this is a very budget-friendly way to spend a weekend (or weekday!) evening. In the effort of saving you some time, we’ve rounded up a list of the best shows and movies currently streaming on Netflix and paired them with our delicious varieties of Butternut Wines, so you can spend your time sipping instead of scrolling. Cheers!

 

Chardonnay

Within our chardonnay, you’ll taste hints of peach, hazelnut, and candied apple, for a light yet creamy flavor that pairs well with wild rice with nuts, crab cakes, or roasted vegetable risotto. Make one of these delicious meals, pop open a bottle of Butternut Chardonnay and switch your TV to Netflix to enjoy one of the following shows for an all-together perfect evening. It can occasionally be difficult to find the right Chardonnay pairing, as Chardonnay is a delicate wine and you don’t want the flavors to be overwhelmed. It can be similarly difficult to find the correct television pairing, as you don’t want to start an argument with your viewing partner over what to watch. Thus, we recommend pairing Chardonnay with any of the following shows that appeal to a wide variety of audiences:

Jessica Jones

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Kristen Ritter stars as Jessica Jones, a private eye with “special talents” that she uses to hunt a villain from her past in the dark streets of Hell’s Kitchen.

The Crown

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This adaptation of the reign of Queen Elizabeth is just as classy as a glass of Chardonnay. Claire Foy stuns as the Queen in season 1, and you’ll be glued to the TV as you experience the chronicles of her life from her marriage to Prince Phillip to her present-day political dealings and relationships.

The Good Place

Kristen Bell is hilarious as Eleanor Shellstrap, a self-absorbed character who accidentally arrives at “The Good Place” after her death, and desperately tries to change her ways so she doesn’t get sent to “The Bad Place”.

 

Rosé 

Our Rosé is the perfect summer wine- it’s light and crisp, with flavors of watermelon, citrus, strawberries, and florals. While it goes great outside on the patio on a hot summer’s day, it also tastes just as good if you’re enjoying the air conditioning indoors, trying to beat the heat. We recommend pairing our Rosé with some equally light-hearted shows… and a bonus if you can gather some girlfriends to sip and watch as well!

Friends

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All 10 seasons of Friends are available on Netflix for a little while longer, so be sure to check them out for guaranteed laughs while you still can. Friends chronicles the lives of 5, 20-somethings who are trying to figure out life and love in New York City.

New Girl

Zooey Deschanel stars as Jess, a woman who decides to move into a loft with 3 single guys after experiencing a bad breakup. I’m sure you can imagine how that can lead to some laughs as well as some unexpected scenarios.

Outlander

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We were over the moon when the first 2 seasons of Outlander came to Netflix, and while this show truly pairs perfectly with any flavor of wine (or Scotch), we recommend a Rosé so that you can watch with your girlfriends and drool a little over Sam Heughan (who plays the main love interest, Jamie). Jamie falls in love with Claire, a 1940s combat nurse who happens to travel through time to the Scottish Highlands of 1743. 10/10 can’t recommend this show (or the Rosé) enough!

 

Pinot Noir

Butternut Pinot Noir is the perfect wine to help you transition from summer to fall. It’s a lighter red, so it tastes great regardless of whether you’re sitting outside on a cool evening or snuggled inside under a blanket on the couch binge-watching your favorite show. The notes of berry, vanilla, and menthol in this wine are a favorite amongst both women and men, and so are the following shows currently streaming on Netflix. Pop a bottle and pick from this list to avoid the oh-so-common “what should we watch?” argument between yourself and your spouse.

You

You’ll instantly be enamored with the creepy yet endearing character of Joe Goldberg (played by Penn Badgley) who only wants to make the girl of his dreams fall in love with him. And he’s willing to do just about anything to make that happen… even as it becomes a dangerous obsession.

Safe 

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If you’re a fan of Dexter (or even if you’re not!) you need to check out Michael C. Hall’s latest project, Safe. In it, he stars as a widowed father trying to find his daughter amongst a tight-knit community of neighbors, all who are hiding secrets of their own.

Stranger Things

Stranger Things has become a huge hit among a large audience of teens, young adults, families, and couples alike! In the first season, a young boy disappears and his quirky mother (Winona Ryder), the town’s police chief, and his ragtag group of friends do everything they can to get him back… including going to battle with the supernatural. 

 

Cabernet Sauvignon 

Our Cabernet Sauvignon is our most serious of wines, and it pairs perfectly with braised short ribs, roasted brussels sprouts, some candles, a comfy couch, and a good serial killer documentary. This creamy, full-bodied wine is great to share or to indulge in alone, as long as you’ve got a good show and some fluffy pillows to keep you company. Butternut Cabernet is known for having a dark side, so try pairing it with one of these dark yet popular Netflix selections.

Mindhunter

Mindhunter is based on a true crime book that chronicles the journey of 2 FBI agents and a psychologist with the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit as they interview serial killers to try to figure out how they think. They then attempt to use that knowledge to solve open cases.

The Sinner

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The Sinner, starring Jessica Biel, is a compelling yet heartbreaking story of a mother who commits a horrible act of violence and has no idea why. The investigator assigned to the case is determined to dig into Biel’s past to get to the real story behind the crime.

Alias Grace

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Alias Grace is based on a novel by Margaret Attwood (author of the Handmaid’s Tale, another fabulous choice) which fictionalizes the true story of the murders of Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery in Canada in 1843. It’s the perfect combination of creepy, intriguing, and poetic that will keep you wanting more after it concludes at 6 episodes.

 

What are your favorite wine and movie combos? Share your picks in our comment section below!

 

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