This Exists: Silence of the Lambs Chianti

Yes, it pairs well with fava beans

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Silence of the Lambs wine from Alamo Drafthouse

While an excess of wine may not be good for your liver, a new wine is meant to pair well with liver. Perhaps your liver with a side of fava beans and a glass of this Chianti.

If that sounds hauntingly familiar, it’s because this wine is inspired by Jonathan Demme’s frightening The Silence of the Lambs and the ghoulish culinary predilections of its cannibal in chief, Hannibal Lecter. The wine is the latest installment in a film-inspired wine series from the Alamo Drafthouse. The wine is offered in both a red called “Cannibal Chianti,” which comes with a leather red dragon bag of fava beans and a recipe by Alamo Chef Trish Eichelberger and a white “Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio,” which is delivered in a burlap bag with a bottle of Buffalo Bill lotion. Fans of the horror flick will recall that serial killer Buffalo Bill delivered one of the films more chilling and memorable lines: “It rubs the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again.”

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The Silence of the Lambs wine follow in the footsteps of Alamo Drafthouse’s Princess Bride line, which came out last year in two varietals: “Inconceivable Cab” and “As You Wish White,” names will certainly ring a bell with fans. Both wines will be served at the Austin-based chain’s upcoming series of “Lambs”-themed dinners from June 19-July 17 at eight Drafthouse locations. The “Lambs” wines are also available at the SilenceoftheLambs wine website, for $32 a bottle.

Alcoholic beverage television crossovers are rapidly gaining in popularity. Breaking Bad is releasing a branded beer, as well as Game of Thrones, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Simpsons.

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