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  • Writer's pictureJasmine Hargrove

5 Netflix specials you should watch this weekend & the wine to match

Don't have any plans this weekend? Want to stay in bed? Sounds like a lovely plan. Check out these three Netflix specials that can help you get through the weekend and some wine that you can sip on at the same time.

I've found myself staying home on the weekends a bit more often lately. This weekend I spent most of my time catching up on some shows and movies on Netflix. What's better than watching Netflix? Watching Netflix with a nice glass of wine and some popcorn. I love a good historical love story, horror movie, or suspenseful movie. Once, I find one I usually pour myself a glass of wine and hide in my bed for the rest of the day. I'm more of a red wine girl - Cabernet, Merlot, or Red blend usually does the job.

What's better than watching Netflix? Watching Netflix with a nice glass of wine and some popcorn.

Lady Chatterley's Lover & The Collection - Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

The movie is based off of a 1928 novel in Italy about an unhappy married wealthy woman falls in love with her gatekeeper. I'm a sucker for a historical retelling whether it's fiction or non-fiction so I immediately clicked play. This movie was equally romantic as it was HOT. Trigger warning for anyone recently single it might be a lot to take in i.e. me. I won't give away any spoilers but if you love a good hopeless romantic movie with some hot scenes this will satisfy your taste. I couldn't put down my wine glass the entire time.

The Good Nurse - Urgency Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Jessica Chastain. This quite literally all I need to say about this movie. Jessica NEVER fails in a movie or series ever in my humble opinion. I didn't know the back story when I first saw the movie but I knew that if Jessica was in it I couldn't go wrong. The movie is based on a true story - where a man named Charlie Cullen killed over hundred of people over a span of 16 years in multiple different hospitals. Jessica Chastain played the nurse, Amy Loughren, who eventually helped put Charlie behind bars. It was so good and worth all two hours. I tried Urgency, the red wine, out of curiosity because I never heard of it before. This wine has an oaky flavor to it with hints of oak, chocolate, and tobacco. If that sounds like a good time to you I highly suggest giving it a try.

From Scratch - Bloc & Barrell 2019

From Scratch is actually a series on Netflix but this is more of an honorable mention. This series was pure perfection and such a sweet surprise. I originally clicked on it because it looked like another cheesy rom-com and something I can have play in the background. To my surprise it was so much more than that. This is based off the true story of Tembi Locke and her late husband Saro Gullo. The couple met while Tembi was studying abroad in Italy and fell in love. The series takes you throughout their journey of life. In my opinion, it was such a beautiful representation of complex and amazing love can be in all different facets. The romantic in me couldn't stop crying and apparently no one else who watched could stop crying either. Do yourself a favor and check out this beautiful love story. Bloc & Barrell 2019 is a full bodied wine with hints of cherry cola aromas and dark fruity flavors. Although I couldn't even stop crying enough to reach for my wine glass when I did get the chance to I was pleasantly surprised.


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