You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Silence of the Lambs’ Wines From Alamo Drafthouse: Quaff Some Cannibal Chianti

Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio also on Hannibal Lecter-inspired wine list

Wine is a favorite hobby for biz figures from Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Drew Barrymore to Pixar’s John Lasseter, and now a theater chain known for its beer and snacks is embracing wine as a way to commemorate classic films and grow the indie exhib’s cachet. Specifically, “Silence of the Lambs,” since central character Hannibal Lecter is a noted vinophile and gourmet (each episode of NBC’s “Hannibal” is named for a specific dish, with molecular gastronomy kingpin José Andrés serving as food consultant).

Alamo Drafthouse is releasing two wines that pay tribute to the classic killer chiller: Cannibal Chianti and Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio, which will be served at the Austin-based chain’s upcoming series of “Lambs”-themed dinners from June 19-July 17 at eight Drafthouse locations.

Last year, Alamo Drafthouse released a “Princess Bride” tribute wine, “The Bottle of Wits.” At $32 a bottle, the “Lambs” wines are available at the SilenceoftheLambs wine website.

Italian-grown Cannibal Chianti is a 85% Sangiovese blend with Canaiolo and Malvasia del Chianti, a DOCG wine from a vineyard between Florence and Sienna. Alamo notes that it has “savory plum and tobacco leaf notes.” Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio — a reference to “Lambs” killer Buffalo Bill’s penchant for wearing suits made of women’s skin — is a California wine from the Central Coast and inland vineyards with notes of “tropical peach and Mexican limes with just a hint of honey.”

“Even before we launched the “Bottle of Wits” series last year, we knew we had to reference what is in my opinion the most iconic wine moment in movie history, Hannibal Lecter’s now famous food pairing advice,” said Alamo CEO and Founder Tim League.

The wines will also be sold by the glass and bottle at Alamo Drafthouse locations. Special gift sets include a leather red dragon bag of fava beans or a burlap bag holding Buffalo Bill-brand lotion. (If you don’t know why fava beans or lotion, then you’ll have to watch the movie again.)

Alamo’s Mondo division is releasing two limited-edition posters to go with the wines, which will be available May 30.

More Film

  • David Leitch

    'Hobbs and Shaw' Director David Leitch Signs First-Look Deal With Universal Pictures (EXCLUSIVE)

    Universal Pictures is signing David Leitch, his longtime producing partner, Kelly McCormick and their recently founded 87North Production banner to a first-look production deal. “David and Kelly have established themselves as a distinctive, stylish filmmaking team who can do it all, from contained thrillers to franchise tentpoles,” said Universal’s president Peter Cramer. “We are confident [...]

  • Still from cannes competition film "Parasite"

    Cannes: Bong Joon-ho Says ‘Parasite’ Is too Local to Win Competition

    Having been partially responsible for the Netflix fall out with the Cannes Film Festival, “Okja” and “Snowpiercer” director Bong Joon-ho returns to Cannes competition this year with conventionally- financed “Parasite.” But the Korean-language film is a tragicomedy that Bong says may be too nuanced for the festival. “Cannes always makes me feel excited, fresh, and [...]

  • Summer Box Office: 'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Lion

    Summer Box Office: Five Weekends to Watch

    Popcorn season is upon us, and it’ll be up to comic-book heroes, a wise-cracking genie, and a lion who would be king to ensure movie theaters are still the hottest place to spend the summer. Last summer, blockbusters like “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” Ocean’s 8,” and “The Meg” drove moviegoers to their [...]

  • Critics Week

    Cannes Critics’ Week Unveils Its Lineup

    Lorcan Finnegan’s science-fiction thriller “Vivarium” with Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots, Jérémy Clapin’s fantasy-filled animated feature “I Lost My Body,” and Hlynur Pálmason’s Icelandic drama “A White, White Day” are among the 11 films set to compete at Critics’ Week, the section dedicated to first and second films that runs parallel with the Cannes Film [...]

  • China Box Office: 'Wonder Park' Fails

    China Box Office: 'Wonder Park' Fails to Impress While 'P Storm' Rages On

    Even on one of the quietest weekends of the year, new U.S. animated release “Wonder Park” failed to inspire Chinese audiences as much as Hong Kong and Indian movies already in their third weekend in theaters. Starring the voice talents of Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Garner, Mila Kunis, and Ken Jeong, among many others, the film [...]

  • David Picker dead

    David Picker, Studio Chief Who Acquired James Bond Novels for UA, Dies at 87

    David Picker, who headed United Artists, Paramount and Columbia’s motion picture divisions and was known for forging relationships with groundbreaking filmmakers and material, died Saturday in New York. He was 87 and had been suffering from colon cancer. MGM tweeted, “We are saddened to hear that a member of the United Artists family has passed [...]

  • Abigail Disney on Bob Iger

    Abigail Disney Calls Bob Iger's $65 Million Compensation 'Insane'

    Disney chairman-CEO Bob Iger’s total compensation for Disney’s fiscal 2018 was a whopping $65.6 million. Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of Disney co-founder Roy Disney, calls that sum “insane.”  While speaking at the Fast Company Impact Council, the filmmaker and philanthropist insisted that this level of corporate payout has a “corrosive effect on society.” Disney took [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content