Happy Hallo-wine! (Sorry, we had to.) When you’re done watching Halloween flicks with the perfect wine and snack that will get you through the scary bits, we’ve found another bunch of movies to usher in the cold weather, all of them wine-focused. Find the list below, plus other great reads from October.

25 of the Best Pinot Noirs for 2021: We love drinking Pinot Noir year-round, but fall is when it shines. Cooler temps broken with a sunny day here and there call for a lighter-bodied, full-flavored red, like Pinot.

These Wineries Take You to Europe without Leaving Wine Country: Peg Melnick’s suggestions for U.S. wineries to visit will scratch your European travel itch until your next trip abroad.

Everything You Need to Know about Fortified Wines: Fortified wines are more than sugar bombs (so much more!). Mathew Powers takes a look at the all the need-to-know names in the game: Sherry, Port, Marsala, Madeira, and Vermouth.

Ten Merlots for Fall: Is it just us—and author Owen Bargreen—or has Merlot been making a comeback lately? We fully support it, and here are ten Merlots to help us do so.

For James Bond, Champagne Is a Common Thread — and Only the Best Will Do: If you want to set your standards as high as Bond’s and drink “only the best” when imbibing, check out Philippe Newlin’s article on the cocktails and champagnes the 007 agent loves.

A 1,500-year-old wine factory was found in Israel. Experts say it’s the largest known winery from that era.: (Paywall) Jaclyn Peiser reports on an ancient winery with serious winemaking capabilities, organization, and distribution. Half a million gallons of wine a year are estimated to have come from this factory in Isreal.

Sommelier, Oenophile or Casual Sipper: Five Wine Movies That Will Captivate You: Grab a glass of your favorite wine, get the popcorn popping, and curl up to watch these oeno-films!

How to Gift the Perfect Wine to Absolutely Anyone: Sarah Tracey knows a thing or two about getting it right, every time. With the holidays approaching, read her tips on how to choose the perfect bottle for everyone.

8 Underrated Wine Regions Every Oenophile Needs to Know About: Lauren Wicks’ descriptions will have you filling your glass from Alsace, France or Goriška Brda, Slovenia in no time. The funny thing is, most of these regions have been around for centuries.

Fall vineyard at Sequoia Grove Winery in Napa, California
Fall vineyard at Sequoia Grove Winery in Napa, California

Diana studied Anthropology at Penn State and Food Culture & Communications at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy. After living la bella vita in Italy for six years, she returned to the U.S. and landed in NYC. She has been working in wine since 2012 and holds WSET 2. Loves Nebbiolo and amaro. Talk to her about Italy.

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