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Pairing Champagne to Films

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What do you usually match with your champagne? Oysters, yes; caviar, yes; strawberries, absolutely… but the latest blockbuster? The Champagne Bureau says it’s time to rethink what works best with bubbles. Here’s how to match fizz and outdoor cinema like a pro. BYOB just got classy.


Action Adventure

Captain Phillips at Hampton Court Palace with Luna Cinema is the ultimate adventure thriller and must be enjoyed with something equally exciting. Spice things up with a non-vintage champagne, chilli and nachos. The lively style will diffuse the chilli’s spicy nature and the dish will take on a new flavour. 13 September.


Enjoy Baz Luhrmann’s take on Romeo and Juliet at Opera Holland Park with a hamper and a full-bodied Blanc de Noirs Champagne, which will complement both the film and seafood bites like smoked salmon and prawns. 13 August.


Get in the mood with Dirty Dancing at the secluded Fulham Palace Gardens. Sip a glass of rosé champagne with romantic summer foods like lobster salad, grilled fish and goat’s cheese. If you don’t have time to prepare a picnic, then vintage rosé champagne will work with takeaway sushi, too. 28 August.


Chow down on hot dogs, burgers and chips at the screening of Clueless at the Hot Tub Cinema. A glass or two of Blanc de blancs champagne matches with the chips’ crispy skin and will cut through burger fat. 15 August.

 Photo: Movie Store Collection