12 Feb, 2021
We all love a great TV show and let’s face it, we’ve all been watching plenty more of them recently. Not just because we have been at home more but also because we no longer have to wait until a certain time or day to watch the shows we enjoy the most. Your favourite - and hundreds of others - are at your fingertips, ready to watch whenever you want. You’re in charge of your own schedule - you get to follow your own path and who doesn’t love that? We certainly do.
It’s definitely something we have been particularly grateful for during a time when we need escapism more than ever.
Comedies have given us something to laugh about until tears have streamed down our faces while dramas have had us gripped, sitting on the edge of our seats and desperate to know what happens next.
Whichever TV genre you like to watch, you need the right glass of wine and snack to match the mood. How do you make the right choice? Let us help...
Wine: Dark Horse Chardonnay
Snacks: Buttery drizzled popcorn
Comedy is all about putting a smile on your face - and we all need a lift from time to time. A glass of our mellow chardonnay, with its ripe and intense notes of baked apple, peach and tropical fruits, is the perfect accompaniment to a laugh-out-loud comedy classic. Joy on the screen and joy in your glass - a winning combination.
Some fabulously funny shows we believe will pair perfectly with the up-beat chardonnay vibe are:
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Netflix)
- How I Met Your Mother (Netflix)
- Friends (Netflix)
- Schitt’s Creek (Channel 4)
- Peep Show (Channel 4)
- New Girl (Netflix)
- Sex Education (Netflix)
Wine: Dark Horse Rose
Snacks: Fresh strawberries and if you are really getting in the mood then a pot of melted chocolate to dip
Are you in the mood for a little romance? There really is no better wine to pair with your romantic show than Rosé. Flowers are perhaps the most iconic expression of love and our Dark Horse Rosé will deliver fresh floral tones along with a platter of strawberry and raspberry notes.
If it’s romance you’re after, here’s our pick of the shows you could watch with your Rosé:
- Normal People (BBC)
- Bridgerton (Netflix)
- Virgin River (Netflix)
- This Is Us (Amazon Prime)
- Modern Love (Amazon Prime)
- Love Life (BBC)
- Sweet Magnolias (Netflix)
Snacks: A selection of cold meats including chorizo with a little spice
Take a sip of Cabernet Sauvignon and you’ll see instantly why it pairs perfectly with your favourite drama. This wine is more intense and dramatic than any other, so provides a great first impression that you won’t forget in a hurry. It is also bursting with hints of blackberry and cherry with a strong tannin structure. It’ll grip those taste buds in the same way as a dramatic cliff-hanger.
- Grey’s Anatomy (Amazon Prime)
- The Crown (Netflix)
- You (Netflix)
- Killing Eve (BBC)
- Line of Duty (BBC)
- Peaky Blinders (BBC
- Riverdale (Netflix)
Wine: Dark Horse Merlot
Snacks: Chilli infused olives that come with more than a little kick
The action you are seeing on screen requires a wine that really packs a punch to go with it. A merlot is perfect, it’s medium-bodied with dark berry notes and a layered finished. Even with so much unfolding on screen, you won’t forget to take a sip!
Perfect show pairings for this wine include:
- Gangs of London (Sky Atlantic)
- The Umbrella Academy (Netflix)
- Cobra Kai (Netflix)
- Prison Break (Netflix)
- Lupin (Netflix)
- The Witcher (Netflix)
- Watchmen (Amazon Prime)
Wine: Dark Horse Malbec
Snacks: A dark chocolate cheesecake to add a few more layers to the ones seen on screen
A thriller will keep you on your toes with all its unexpected twists. Just when you think you know what’s coming next, it takes a completely different turn that you never saw coming. Dark Horse Malbec will do exactly the same, which is why it is the ideal wine to enjoy while you are watching this genre. This bold wine is rich in taste with notes of plum and blackberry, hints of spice and a velvety finish. Just make sure you hold on tight to your glass – you don’t want to spill any when you inevitably gasp and jump throughout the show.
Here’s the spine-tingling shows that you might want to watch with a Malbec:
- Ozark (Netflix)
- Marcella (ITV)
- The Stranger (Netflix)
- The Nest (Amazon Prime)
- Breaking Bad (Netflix)
- Narcos (Netflix)
- The Sinner (Netflix)
So, pick your genre, choose a TV show and pour yourself a glass of wine to enjoy alongside it. Get the right combination for your perfect evening exploring your next TV series!