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Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo Announce New Silence of the Lambs Wines, Dinners, and PostersAlamo Drafthouse has announced a pair of limited edition signature wines inspired by Jonathan Demme’s 1991 Oscar-winning The Silence of the Lambs along with dinners and posters in support of the wine launch.

From the Press Release:
After the success of last year’s The Princess Bride-inspired “The Bottle of Wits,” the Alamo is now making an oenophilic nod to noted gourmand, wine connoisseur, and psychopath Hannibal Lecter for this year’s “The Cannibal Chianti” and another to elusive lotion enthusiast Buffalo Bill for the “Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio.” Both wines will be available at all Alamo Drafthouse locations and online at silenceofthelambswine.com beginning today, May 29, 2013.

“The Cannibal Chianti” is a DOCG-wine from a vineyard situated between Florence and Sienna. It is a blend of 85% Sangiovese, balanced with smaller contributions of Canaiolo and Malvasia del Chianti. The nose is loaded with dark berry fruit with bass notes of allspice and baked quince. Its mouth feel is medium-bodied and well balanced, with savory plum and tobacco leaf notes leading to a slight sandalwood finish.

“Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio” is a 2012 vintage with a mixture of fruit from California’s Central Coast and inland vineyards. It offers a lush bouquet of tangerine and orange blossom. The palate starts with a crisp entry and a velvety mouth feel that bursts into flavors of tropical peach and Mexican limes with just a hint of honey, leading to a zesty, citrus-laced finish.

Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo Announce New Silence of the Lambs Wines, Dinners, and Posters

To develop the bottle and package design of these wines, Alamo Drafthouse again turned to local Austin creative firm Helms Workshop. The subtle yet intricate designs unfold like a puzzle for fans of the movie, with tiny details referencing the film and its central characters of Buffalo Bill, Hannibal Lecter, and Clarice Starling.

“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.

“Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio” and “The Cannibal Chianti” will only be available for one year. Both of these covetable wines will be available at all Alamo Drafthouse locations for $8 a glass and $32 a bottle (prices may vary). Retail bottles are available for purchase at silenceofthelambswine.com and at select Alamo Drafthouse locations where local laws permit.

A limited number of packaged wine sets will be available for purchase online only. “The Cannibal Chianti” set comes with a leather red dragon bag of fava beans with a recipe for their preparation by Alamo chef Trish Eichelberger. The “Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio” set features a burlap bag containing a bottle of Buffalo Bill lotion.

The Alamo Drafthouse presents The Silence of the Lambs Signature Wines from Alamo Drafthouse on Vimeo.

Mondo, the division of the Alamo Drafthouse championed for bringing art back to movie poster design, is supporting the launch of the new wine by releasing two limited edition The Silence of the Lambs screenprints. The artist is Caesar Moreno, and they are limited to 150 (#1 below) and 110 (#2 below) each. The size is 24″ x 36″; the cost is $40 each. The posters go on sale Thursday, May 30th. Be sure to follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the on-sale announcement.

Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo Announce New Silence of the Lambs Wines, Dinners, and Posters

Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo Announce New Silence of the Lambs Wines, Dinners, and Posters

In addition, “Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio” and “The Cannibal Chianti” wine will be featured at The Silence of the Lambs Feasts taking place at select Alamo Drafthouse locations nationwide. The four-course menu, created by Alamo Drafthouse Austin Market Chef Trish Eichelberger, will feature wine pairings, including “Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio” and “The Cannibal Chianti.” And, of course, Trish’s spin on “liver and some fava beans” will play a prominent role. See below for Feast dates and locations and the full menu (click the highlighted city names for tickets and more info).

6/19 – The Silence of the Lambs Feast – Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane in Austin, TX
6/20 – The Silence of the Lambs Feast – Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes in San Antonio, TX
6/25 – The Silence of the Lambs Feast – Alamo Drafthouse Winchester in Winchester, VA
6/26 – The Silence of the Lambs Feast – Alamo Drafthouse Littleton in Littleton, CO
6/27 – The Silence of the Lambs Feast – Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park in Houston, TX
6/27 – The Silence of the Lambs Feast – Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet in Kansas City, MO
6/27 – The Silence of the Lambs Feast – Alamo Drafthouse Loudoun in Ashburn, VA
7/17 – The Silence of the Lambs Feast – Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park in Houston, TX

Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo Announce New Silence of the Lambs Wines, Dinners, and Posters

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