Wine and Pop Culture: How Wine Is Featured in Movies and TV

Posted by Marquis Wine Cellars on Mar 17, 2023

Wine has become a popular beverage that has found its way into many aspects of our daily lives, including our entertainment. It's no secret that wine is often featured in movies and TV shows, with many iconic scenes and characters revolving around a bottle of wine. From romantic comedies to dramas and even thrillers, wine has made its mark on pop culture.

One of the most famous examples of wine in pop culture is the 2004 movie "Sideways." The movie features two friends, Miles and Jack, on a wine-tasting road trip through California. The movie showcases the beauty of the wine country and the intricacies of wine tasting. The film even led to a spike in Pinot Noir sales, as Miles, the main character, famously declares that he will not drink Merlot.

Another popular example of wine in pop culture is the TV show "Scandal," which features the main character, Olivia Pope, regularly sipping on a glass of red wine. The show has become so closely associated with wine that a "Scandal"-inspired wine collection was even released, featuring varietals like "Gladiator Red" and "Olivia Pope Chardonnay."

Wine has also played a role in many romantic comedies, with scenes featuring characters sharing a bottle of wine over dinner or on a picnic. It has become a symbol of intimacy and connection between characters. In the movie "The Holiday," for example, Jude Law's character shares a bottle of wine with Cameron Diaz's character during a cozy evening at home.

In addition to being a feature in movies and TV shows, wine has also inspired its own series, such as the popular Netflix documentary series "Somm." The series follows four aspiring Master Sommeliers as they train for the rigorous exam to earn the prestigious title. The show has been praised for its in-depth look at the world of wine and has helped to further popularize the beverage.

Overall, wine has become an integral part of pop culture, with its appearance in movies and TV shows helping to shape the public's perception of the beverage. It has become a symbol of sophistication, intimacy, and connection. Whether it's a bottle of Pinot Noir in "Sideways" or a glass of red wine in "Scandal," wine continues to leave its mark on pop culture.