As you are Netflix (or Hulu or Amazon Prime) and chilling over the next few weeks, why not thoughtfully pair your favorite show with your red or white? As the winemaker behind the Official Wine of the Emmy Awards, Lauren Kopit of Sterling Vineyards has named her four favorite varietals to pair with the best Emmy-winning binge material.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel & Sterling Vintner’s Collection Sauvignon Blanc
Need a little levity in your life? Pair this lighthearted Emmy-winning comedy with a crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. Mrs. Maisel’s energy and wit are the perfect complement to this wine’s vivid aromas of passion fruit and fresh pink grapefruit followed by juicy flavors of lemon citrus and stone fruit. Enjoy its lengthy, flavorful finish while Midge closes out her stand-up sets with the same flavorful flair. L’Chaim!
RuPaul’s Drag Race & Sterling Vintner’s Collection Chardonnay
Elegance meet “eleganza.” You can still feel fabulous in your scrunchie and sweats: pour a big, cold glass of Chard and watch these queens strut their stuff down Ru’s catwalk for the crown. In true California style, this wine features vibrant fruit notes of apricot, Bartlett pear, peach and pineapple layered by lovely pie spices, toasty maple and vanilla. “Sashay, shantay” and Chardonnay through this extravagant and addictive competition!
Chernobyl & Sterling Vintner’s Collection Pinot Noir
When the work-from-home day is over and you’re ready to settle into something dark and complex, make Pinot Noir your pick. Chernobyl was awarded an impressive ten Emmys across categories and deserves something equally intriguing to accompany a binge watch. This wine offers notes of black cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, and vanilla spice on the nose, followed by a rich depth showcased by flavors of dark berries, black tea, cocoa and warm vanilla. It may be a miniseries, but it packs in the drama, so keep your glass in hand!
Game of Thrones & Sterling Vintner’s Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
Channel your inner Daenerys Targaryen with a wine bold enough for the “Mother of Dragons.” Rich aromas of blackberries with accents of caramel and mocha offer a warmth that will last even as the characters venture “North of The Wall.” The palate is smooth, delivering a balanced expression of plum, blackberry pie and toffee. Soft, supple and chocolaty tannins hold the finish, making for a vintage that’s ready to sip through all eight seasons.