Wellingtonians will tell you, we are blessed to have access to some wonderful cinemas in this compact city, my personal favourite being The Roxy which is situated in Miramar. The Roxy is co owned by Oscar-winning editor Jamie Selkirk and wife Ann, Weta Workshop founders Tania Rodger and Sir Richard Taylor, local foodies Valentina and Daminda Dias, cinephiles Tim Alexander and Jo-Anne Lundon, and cocktail connoisseurs Jonny and Justin McKenzie. All are passionate about film, food, and Wellington and this really shows.
The carefully restored interior of the cinema is stunning and worth a visit in itself. It is designed in an art deco style, with amazing sculptures and artworks, many of which are created by the talent at Weta Workshop.
Needless to say a trip to this cinema is always a joy, and enjoyed even more so because I can always rely upon purchasing a lovely glass of wine from the restaurant’s fantastic wine list and relaxing in the cinema with ample leg room, comfy seats, and a little side table for my glass of choice! It’s just so much more civilised than a bucket of popcorn and litre of pepsi!
In celebration of the release of this months’ big action hit ‘Godzilla’, it seemed rather in keeping that I should hop across the pond this week and go for a big bold Aussie red from the aptly named vineyard ‘Mt. Monster’.
Coco at The Roxy feature Mt. Monster’s 2012 Shiraz on their menu, and it was discovering this wine on their list that led me to investigate the Australian Limestone Coast vineyard further and stumble across the wonderful 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon which is featuring as my wine of the week.
This lovely wine is a deep purple in colour with typical Aussie aromas of fruit and berries, with a hint of mint running through. The texture is rich and velvety and everything you would expect from a wine with a vineyard whose name alone suggests both intrigue and confidence.
Go see this movie, and watch it with an equally bold glass of Aussie red in your hand and you are in for a real monster of an evening!
- BRONZE MEDAL
Limestone Coast Wineshow., 2011
- BRONZE MEDAL
New World Wine Awards 2011
- GOLD MEDAL / 90 POINTS
2011 BTI World Wine Championships, USA
Mt Monster Vineyard:
The Roxy Cinema: