That is certainly true here at Behind the Couch. When the wine goes in, strange things end up in my DVD player – and I don’t mean beer mats. Sometimes the wine you’re savouring dictates what films you crave to watch, and vice versa. Ensuring the wine you’re drinking matches the tone and content of the film you’re about to watch, can make all the difference. FACT.
A recent trip to Granada, Spain, has ensured that many of the films I’ve been watching recently have been accompanied by a beauteous bottle (or two) of Campo Viejo’s Gran Reserva Rioja. I’m a big fan of the Campo Viejo range (yes, I have expensive taste, but wine in Spain is cheap, so I stocked up).
Rich and robust, it goes well with mature cheeses and as it’s Spanish, naturally it’s accompaniment with the work of, say, Amando de Ossorio will prove most pleasant indeed. The sophisticated nature of the wine also works well with the likes of the poignant and slow-burning chills of Guillermo De Toro’s Spanish-set The Devil’s Backbone. The likes of Juan Piquer Simón’s trash-fests will only work to jar the palatable nature of this wine though – the likes of Pieces should only be watched after savouring the wine. Not a moment before. The oaky flavours will also work well alongside most backwoods based slasher films, such as Just Before Dawn, Madman, The Final Terror and, of course, many of the Friday the 13th films.