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A Romantic Vineyard Evening: Delving into: A Walk in the Clouds

Updated: May 13





Movie Synopsis:

"A Walk in the Clouds" unveils the story of Paul Sutton, a World War II soldier played by Keanu Reeves. On his journey home, he meets Victoria Aragón, a pregnant woman portrayed by Aitana Sánchez-Gijón. In a bid to save her from her conservative family's disappointment, Paul agrees to act as her husband. This ruse brings him to the captivating vineyards of the Aragón family, where love, age-old traditions, and the spellbinding allure of winemaking unfurl.

Where to Watch: The movie is available for streaming on platforms like Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Apple iTunes. Always check the availability based on your region.

Menu and Wine Pairings:

Appetizers

  • Dolmas (Grape Leaves Stuffed with Rice and Herbs):

  • Description: Tender grape leaves envelop a savory blend of rice, fresh herbs, and often pine nuts.

  • Wine's Whisper: Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc – A wine radiating with zesty lemon and sweet honeysuckle, sourced from Duckhorn Vineyards.

  • Spanish Tapas Medley (Manchego cheese, marinated olives, and Serrano ham):

  • Description: A tantalizing ensemble of Spanish delights.

  • Wine's Whisper: Experience the international touch with Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut – a sparkling wine exuding apple and citrus aromas from Freixenet. For a Californian flair, opt for Domaine Carneros Brut – a sparkling wine with notes of fresh pear, crisp apple, and a hint of toast from Domaine Carneros.

Main Course

  • Chicken Mole Poblano:

  • Description: Chicken is lavishly coated in a deep, chocolatey, spicy mole sauce.

  • Wine's Whisper: Ridge Vineyards "Lytton Springs" Zinfandel – A wine that balances black fruit and spice notes, available at Ridge Vineyards.

  • Grilled Vegetable and Quinoa Salad:

  • Description: A fresh mix of grilled veggies combined with fluffy quinoa and drizzled with an herb-infused vinaigrette.

  • Wine's Whisper: La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir – This wine sings of dark cherry and succulent plum, sourced from La Crema.

Desserts

  • Chocolate-covered Strawberries:

  • Description: Luscious strawberries delicately dipped in premium, dark chocolate.

  • Wine's Whisper: Relish with either the Fonseca Bin 27 Fine Reserve Porto – a dessert wine that's rich and luscious from Fonseca, or the Californian Stolpman Vineyards Estate Syrah – a wine that hints at plum and wild blackberry, from Stolpman Vineyards.

  • Tres Leches Cake:

  • Description: A spongy cake bathed in a trio of milks and crowned with a soft whipped cream layer.

  • Wine's Whisper: Chateau Ste. Michelle Late Harvest Riesling – With its sweet apricot and honeyed touches, this wine is a delightful match and can be found at Chateau Ste. Michelle.

With the cinematic narrative, this tantalizing spread, and the exquisitely curated wines, you're prepared to dive into the enchanting world of "A Walk in the Clouds." Here's to love, the joy of wine, and an evening that promises to be truly unforgettable!

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