The Dark Side of Wine in the Movie: Film (Pinot) Noir
When Silence of the Lambs hit the theatres, many wine lovers eased up on the chianti after watching Hannibal Lecter pair the Tuscan wine with fava beans and "liver."
(Oenophiles sniffed that, in the novel, the wine pairing was a more classic Amarone della Valpolicella.)
A decade later in the sequel Hannibal, Lecter’s connoisseurship rises to a new level: he selects a 1996 Château Phélan-Ségur.
And while his decision to pair such a robust red with pan-fried "frontal lobes" cannot be faulted, that he also chooses to serve it with caviar is simply barbaric.
But the darkest moments for wine in movies are when ...