Amy Poehler believes there’s a wine for any occasion. Here, she shares her pairings for some of the most relatable situations in her new movie, “Wine Country.”
The gals arrive for dinner, starving. Their appetizer arrives and it’s about three pieces of popcorn topped with “lavender fleur de sel.”
Amy’s recommendation: When you’re feeling hangry, “You have to keep it light, because you don’t have a bread base yet. So I would say a prosecco to start you off. Something light and sparkly that will make you forget that you only have three pieces of popcorn.”
It’s late, the crew is back at the rental house and everyone is gearing up for a dance sesh, in which they’ll listen to “nothing later than ‘Hey Ya’ ” by Outkast.
Amy’s recommendation: “Something ’90s. Don’t overthink it. Chardonnay.”
The night is winding down. Poehler’s character has strapped on her sleep apnea CPAP machine and is tucked into bed.
Amy’s recommendation: For a knockout sleep, “Maybe like a pinot with a hint of NyQuil, and two melatonin gummies floating in it. That’s called a night-night.”
By Lauren Steussy