March has been an exciting month for us here at El CineVino. With our coverage of SXSW Film Festival and the Academy Awards earlier this month, we’ve been busy with interviews and film screenings, selecting the best wines for the winners and honorable nominees of award season. We’ve been having a blast of a time in Austin! Between the interviews and celebrating the film festival with all the great film, music and technology coming out of SXSW we’ve taken some time to explore the Austin wine scene. We will have our SXSW coverage available here shortly. In the mean time, let’s look at our film and wine pairings for the Academy Awards that took place earlier this month.
Academy Award Nominated Wine Pairings
I began March 2018 with recommendations of some of my personal favorite Academy Award nominated films and some films that are overall favorites of the season. Our wine and movie recommendations for March 2018 begin with a film I felt was dedicated to the beautiful city of Sacramento. Lady Bird is a tremendously wonderful film about a young girl who learns to appreciate the city of Sacramento and her relatonship with her mother. It was a great film, we recommend it for sure.
The second film we recommend on our list is a film entitled Stuck. This film was the winner of the 2017 Napa Film Festival. The film takes place in New York City, on the subway, with six strangers who change each others lives. It’s incredible. The film also was the closing film for Raindance.
Get Out and Our Interview With Music Composer Michael Abels
Our fourth recommendation for March 2018 is Academy Award Nominated film Get Out. We had an opportunity to interview Michael Abels at the ASCAP Music Cafe during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival last January.
Our third selection for the March 2018 wine and film pairing is Isle of Dogs. Making it’s debut at the Berlinale Film Festival. Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs is a triumphant return to Anderson.