Uncorked and a virtual BBQ Feast

I’m excited today because I’m hosting for the first time for Movies & Munchies (the sequel to Food ‘n Flix).   We’re Facebook based now so check us out.  

I chose Uncorked (a Netflix original movie) for the June edition.  You can read the announcement post here.  

The 2020 film follows Elijah, a young man from Memphis whose dream is to be a master sommelier.   His father, an old school BBQ restaurateur, has other ideas.

There’s lots of great food and wine in the film.  Here’s what I spotted:

  • Ribs
  • Grapes
  • BBQ sauce
  • Yeast
  • Chablis
  • Sides and desserts (in BBQ stand)
  • Chardonnay—”the grandaddy of wine , the Jay-Z of wine”
  • Pinot Grigio–“Kanye West”
  • Rieslings –“Drake”
  • Fried chicken and other broasted foods
  • Greens
  • Sock It To Me Cake
  • McDonald’s
  • Chicken
  • Rib Tips with Extra Beans
  • Antica Terra
  • 2016 Corton Grand Cru
  • Barolos
  • Merlot
  • Chicken, ham, macaroni and cheese, and greens (and ambrosia salad)
  • Hennessy White
  • Panda Express
  • Coffee and croissant
  • Barbeque spaghetti
  • All you can eat crab
  • Green beans
  • Cheese board
  • Croissant sandwiches
  • “Fancy French desserts”
  • Barolo from Italy–a father and son started it together
  • Spooled gyro meat
  • Assorted casseroles
  • Sweet potato pie
  • Ham
  • Monkey bread
  • “Green pepper, olives, smoked meat”
  • Prosciutto
  • Jack (neat)
  • Brisket paired with a Barolo or Shiraz
  • Smoked chicken paired with Zinfandel or Cotes Du Rhone
  • Boone’s Strawberry Hill
  • Hot links
  • Pasta with tagliatelle
  • Ribeye
  • 98 Cancera
  • 2013 Cab-Cav from Napa

That’s some delicious sounding food and some delectable sounding drinks.

I enjoyed the film.  Some might think it’s light viewing but I loved the family drama and Elijah’s dedication to his dream while still honoring family commitments.

As always (and it seems especially when I feel like I have all the time in the world), I ran out of time for my own hosted round.  I had envisioned a slow smoked brisket with a very special wine pairing with some home-style sides like mac ‘n cheese.  As I look at the next five days, I see no time to do such grandiose cooking on the grill.

Instead I’m going to fall back on some former recipes and do a BBQ round up from the archives.

This is our all time favorite sauce.  Use rosemary spears to daub it on.

Happy Indepence Day BBQ Sauce

Here’s a favorite side for BBQ meats.

Cannellini Baked Beans

Here’s a great salad for summer BBQs.

Watermelon Fruit Salad with Mango, Blackberries and Basil

What would I serve with this virtual BBQ feast? According to Wine Enthusiast, “only the big red wines will do. Bordeaux, California Cabernet, and Barolo are perfect matches, but if the spice turns the dish hot, zero in on Zinfandel or a similarly spicy Australian Shiraz or Argentine Malbec.”  I’m Malbec fan but I might seek out a Napa Cav-Cab.

I hope you enjoy this virtual BBQ meal today and I hope all the Movies & Munchies crew enjoyed Uncorked.  Look for a round-up post here soon.

As an extra bonus, this is my favorite BBQ cookbook:

A Review: Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ

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