Hear me out!
Yes, I'm going to suggest a box wine for this one. Keep your eyeballs exactly where they are!
Ok, good, you're still here. Here's why.
"I, Tonya," calls for a wine as bold and daring as its protagonist, who came from nothing. Its wine's origins should be equally humble, so I suggest Black Box's Vibrant & Velvety Red Blend. It breaks the mold and defies expectations.
"I, Tonya," directed by Craig Gillespie, explores the life and career of Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), whose incredible talent on the ice was often overshadowed by scandal and controversy. Allison Janney plays her ALLEGEDLY abusive mother, LaVona Golden, and Sebastian Stan plays her ALLEGEDLY abusive ex-husband, Jeff Gillooly. (Don't sue me, guys.)
Black Box's unconventional red blend is a mixture of Zinfandel, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon from... nobody knows where... it doesn't matter! This blend, combines the best of each grape variety to create a wine as complex and unexpected as Tonya's story. The Zinfandel's bold fruitiness and the Merlot's soft tannins echo the duality of Tonya's fierce determination and vulnerability, while the Cabernet Sauvignon's rich structure is reminiscent of her solid and powerful skating technique.
As you watch Tonya execute her legendary triple axel, take a sip of the Vibrant & Velvety Red Blend and savor the lush flavors of blackberry, plum, and mocha. The wine's smooth and velvety finish is akin to the grace and fluidity of a perfectly executed skating routine. This red blend's ability to surprise and enthrall makes it the perfect companion for a film that challenges our preconceived notions of what it means to be a figure skater.
By Eddie Beeby
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