Like the best kind of comfort food on Earth (which just so happens to be the kind mama used to make), classic comfort movies have a way of calming and quieting our busy minds. We could all use a mental health break right now, and—thankfully—Netflix has the answer. These cozy, feel-good flicks are just what the doctor ordered to get you out of those quarantine doldrums (even if you can’t bear the thought of getting out of your quarantine yoga pants). Here’s exactly what Paso Robles wine you should be drinking while you laugh, cry and hog the popcorn. Cheers to two hours well spent!
1. “Hook” pairs with Allegretto Wines
It’s been more than three decades since the beloved film “Hook” entered the theaters and our took residence in our hearts forever. Still, I bet you lovingly remember Robin Williams’ amazing performance as a cheeky, grown-up Peter Pan.
Never Never Land awaits: Growing up can wait. For now, bathe your senses in pure pleasure. We’re talking about Allegretto Wine’s 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, full of dark chocolate and savory notes.
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2. “Jerry Maguire” pairs with Lone Madrone
You had me at a young Tom Cruise. Watch the leading man charm ooze from your screen (even as a high-strung sports agent he’s just so cute). Pair with a dreamy, whimsical Rene Zellweger and you’ve got a spark! Hello date night. Welcome back!
Show me the wine: Fall madly for Lone Madrone’s rich and powerful 2016 Mourvedre, a love bomb of smoke and spice in one richly hued purple package. Plus, get 1 cent shipping when you buy six or more bottles (UPS Ground)!
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3. “Julie and Julia” pairs with Jada
You’ve finally got some extra time on your hands, so now is your chance to finally break out that tattered and stained copy of “The Joy of Cooking,” the tome that taught Julia Child (and all of us) how to braise, simmer and broil. I mean, what better time to brush up on your Coq Au Vin? After you do, you’ll probably be inspired to sit down and watch this heartwarming flick from start to finish. By the end, you’ll learn to trust our gut and go for our dreams.
The joy of wine: Jada’s newly released 2019 “VIII VIII” Viognier and 2018 “1149” Rose are both great choices for all those fresh, spring meals you’re barbecuing in the backyard—the only “restaurant” you’ve been to in months. Plus, you’ll get $1 flat-rate shipping for orders of three bottles or more with promo code: JADA.
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4. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” pairs with Robert Hall
If a classic John Hughes movie can’t bring you a sense of good humor and happiness, I don’t know what will! Absolutely dripping with 80s nostalgia (the music! The hair! The clothes!), this movie just seems to get funnier with time. You’ll howl as our plucky protagonist gets into all sorts of trouble while playing hooky from high school. Gosh, remember doing that?
Life moves pretty fast, better sip this wine: Robert Hall’s 2017 Cavern Select Zinfandel is all about peppery playfulness and juicy blackberry indulgence. No hall pass required!
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5. “The First Wives Club” pairs with Michael Gill Cellars
An empowering and soulful film that taught us all to heal our heartache, this one’s for all the ladies (or gents) who might be on lockdown alone (or really wish they were). Raise a glass to comedic screen goddesses Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith and Sarah Jessica Parker as they parse what it means to hold the title of “first” in a relationship that didn’t last.
Don’t get mad, get everything (and this bottle): Michael Gill Cellars 2018 Counoise will make you feel absolutely rich, darling. In fact, this luxurious wine recently won double gold and best of varietal from Wine Spectator and a 100 point score. He’s a keeper!
Buy it now : Contact the winery at 805-239-1668 for more information on purchasing bottles during Covid-19.
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This blog is written by flavor fiend Hayley Cain. Follow her @flavorslo on Instagram or at astoldbyhayley.com.
Looking for a place to stay in Paso Robles?
The Adelaide Inn is an iconic, locally owned hotel known for its friendly staff and lush landscaping. With spacious rooms and a convenient location close to highway 101 and the event center – home of the California Mid-State Fair – this hotel is a great choice for most travelers. TOUR VIRTUALLY
Majestically set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit baring orchards, the 20-acre Allegretto Vineyard Resort is a world unto itself, offering breathtaking settings that inspire and bring joy to all who choose this memorable wine country haven. Featuring 171 rooms and suites, on-site spa, grand ballroom, wine tasting room, and inspired culinary creations at Cello, the resort’s full service restaurant.
Wouldn’t you love to wake up among the vines? Eden House at Carriage Vineyards Bed & Breakfast is on a real working vineyard and longhorn ranch in the Paso Robles Wine Region. Our rooms overlook vineyards, creeks and oaks, right in the Paso Robles Wine Country of Central California.
Spend an idyllic getaway at Briarwood Cottage at ONX Estate Vineyards in an English-cottage inspired vineyard-side home. Guests may rent rooms in the main cottage, reserve the entire main cottage for a large group, or book the fully equipped apartment. Wake up to peaceful vineyard views and spend twilight hours sipping wine on the back porch of the cottage. It’s a time you won’t quickly forget. Contact us for pricing and availability (see form below). Case, 6 Bottle, and 4 Bottle Collective Members receive preferred pricing.
Hoyt Family Vineyard Retreats Two very cool, tiny houses, designed using fertile imagination and repurposing of materials are located on Hoyt Family Vineyard.
Hampton Inn & Suites Paso Robles is nestled in the Central Coast wine region, home to over 200 wineries, beautiful beaches, mountains and diverse attractions. Relax and revive in a comfortable guest room with all you need for a successful stay. You can count on Hampton to deliver value, consistency and service with a smile. We love having you here®
Enjoy the elegance, style and natural beauty of California’s Central Coast at the JUST Inn®. Surrounded by vineyards, our JUST Inn Suites offer luxurious appointments like fireplaces, Tempur-Pedic®mattresses, Frette linens, hydro-spa tubs, and range in size from 600–1,200 square feet. An overnight stay includes breakfast and a tour of the winery and caves. TOUR VIRTUALLY
La Bellasera Hotel & Suites is an elegant boutique hotel nestled in the heart of Central Coast Wine Country. Influenced by Mediterranean and Italian architecture, the luxurious accommodations reflect the aged sophistication of the Central Coast region and the relaxed nature of the California countryside.
Experience the pristine countryside of Paso Robles Wine Country at Lekai Ranch. Lounge on the porch of your private suite and lose yourself in the tranquility and stunning views of the vineyards and oak studded hills beyond. This vacation rental is located just minutes from some of the most distinguished wineries and a premier olive oil estate, and only 15 minutes from downtown Paso Robles’ restaurants, wineries and shopping. TAKE AN AERIAL TOUR
Oxford Suites Paso Robles You’ll find that from our lobby, our on-site restaurant, to our meeting spaces, to our 101 spacious suites, every space is beautiful + functional as well as comfortable + chic.
Peachy Canyon Guest Inn Sits above Peachy Canyon Winery + acres of vines at Mustang Springs Vineyard. The house has 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, living room, family room + panoramic views.
Paso Robles Vacation Rentals, also known as PasoStay.com assists guests in creating memories and wonderful experiences by providing quality privately owned vacation home rentals in Paso Robles Wine Country. With over 90 vacation homes to choose from, small enough for a couple’s romantic getaway to large homes amongst local vineyards and olive orchards, PasoStay.com has the perfect option for you. Feel free to call 805-423-9174 to talk with a local expert or book online at PasoStay.com.