Thursday, August 27, 2015

International Movies and Their Drink Pairings

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post about French movies and their perfect wine pairings. Since then, I have had the privilege to travel and see more amazing countries throughout Europe. In honor of it being the last week of mu study abroad program, I wanted to write another movies and their drink pairings post based out of the other countries I have visited.

I. United Kingdom

Harry Potter is a fan favorite in the United Kingdom. This film series is based off of the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. This series consists of eight fantasy films that are full of magic, adventure, and a tad bit of young love. If you know anything about the United Kingdom, then you know that they have a lot of pride in their pale ales. So, if you do decide to waste a few hours on watching these films, try having a pale ale like Landlord by Timothy Taylor's. Its a stronger ale, but it is very tasty.

II. Ireland

P.S. I Love You is a movie about a young widow who discovers her late husband has left her ten messages that are intended to help ease her pain and move on with her life. Because this movie is based in Dublin, it only makes sense that you enjoy this film with a Guinness. In my opinion, Guinness tastes like poison unless you get it straight from the tap of an Irish pub. So I recommend that you fly to Dublin if you intend to watch this movie with a Guinness.

III. Spain

El Matador, also known as the Matador's Mistress, is one of my favorites. This Spanish film is about a scandalous affair between a bullfighter and his mistress. I love this movie in particular because I have crushes on both Adrien Brody and Penelope Cruz. With this film, I recommend a refreshing Sangria. A sexy film deserves a sexy beverage. In my opinion, anything with red wine qualifies as sexy. 

IV. Greece

Mama Mia is by far one of the most popular films to come out of the Greek Islands. This is a story of a bride-to-be trying to find her father using the popular songs by ABBA. This fun movie deserves a spirited drink. I recommend Tsipouro. This drink it very strong and very sweet. It is recommended to only have a small amount and chilled. When I had this drink it surely kicked me in the bum, but the Greeks love it! 

V. Holland

Anne Frank: The Whole Story is based in WWII Amsterdam. This film follows the life of a Jewish girl from Germany whose family migrates to the Netherlands to hide from the Nazis. This film is surrounded by Anne's diary while in hiding. There is no other drink you should enjoy this movie with other than Heineken, a premium brew from Amsterdam. Heineken is my dad's personal favorite. 

I hope you all get a chance to enjoy these movies and their perfect drink pairings. I know I did. :) 


  1. Another adorable post! Having just traveled to a lot of these places including the UK, Greece, and Holland, I can only agree with your pairings. I thought this post was super thoughtful and definitely a great read.

  2. This is an amazing post! I absolutely love it!! Having also traveled to a lot of these places I also agree with a lot of the pairings. I'm also a big Mamma Mia fan! This is such a fun post and I really enjoyed reading it.

  3. Fun idea for a movie night, now I guess the only question is if you can drink enough of the pairings to have you thinking you're back abroad!