Welcome, movie buffs and wine enthusiasts, to a delightful rendezvous where the silver screen meets the palate! Today, we're diving into the timeless romantic comedy "When Harry Met Sally" and exploring its perfect pairing with a semi-dry Riesling from Thirsty Owl Wine Co., accompanied by the iconic dessert: Apple Pie à la Mode.

When Harry Met Sally: A Tale of Love and Laughter

Released in 1989, "When Harry Met Sally" remains a quintessential romantic comedy that transcends generations. Directed by Rob Reiner and written by Nora Ephron, this film encapsulates the complexities of modern relationships, friendship, and the eternal question: Can men and women truly be just friends?

Harry and Sally's journey unfolds through chance encounters, witty banter, and heartfelt conversations spanning over a decade. Set against the backdrop of New York City, their evolving relationship offers insight into the nuances of love and companionship, all while delivering memorable laughs and poignant moments.

The Wine: Thirsty Owl Wine Co. Semi-Dry Riesling

As we delve into the charm of "When Harry Met Sally," let's elevate our viewing experience with a glass of Thirsty Owl Wine Co.'s Semi-Dry Riesling. Hailing from the picturesque Finger Lakes region of New York, this Riesling embodies the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity, making it a versatile companion for both casual gatherings and intimate moments.

With notes of ripe orchard fruits, hints of citrus, and a crisp finish, Thirsty Owl's Semi-Dry Riesling captivates the senses and harmonizes beautifully with the film's vibrant narrative. Its refreshing character complements the film's light-hearted humor and tender romance, creating a delightful sensory experience with each sip.

Apple Pie à la Mode: A Cinematic Treat

No cinematic experience of "When Harry Met Sally" would be complete without a nod to Sally's memorable order of Apple Pie à la Mode. As she indulges in this classic dessert during a pivotal scene, we're reminded of the simple pleasures that add warmth and sweetness to life's moments.

The combination of warm, spiced apples nestled in a flaky crust, topped with a generous scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream, evokes a sense of comfort and nostalgia. With each forkful, we're transported to a cozy diner booth alongside Harry and Sally, savoring not just the dessert but the camaraderie and connection it represents.

Conclusion: A Toast to Timeless Romance and Culinary Delights

In the enchanting world of "When Harry Met Sally," love blossoms amidst laughter, tears, and the shared joy of good food and wine. As we raise our glasses to this cinematic gem, let's celebrate the enduring magic of human connection and the exquisite pleasures that enrich our lives.

Whether you're cozying up for a movie night with loved ones or savoring a moment of solitude, remember to pair your viewing experience with the perfect wine and a touch of culinary indulgence. With "When Harry Met Sally," Thirsty Owl Wine Co.'s Semi-Dry Riesling, and a slice of Apple Pie à la Mode, every scene becomes a celebration of romance, friendship, and the art of living deliciously.

Cheers to love, laughter, and the irresistible allure of cinematic classics!


Where to buy the wine:


Where to watch the movie:

Stream on the Tubi app for free, or rent on Amazon Prime Video


How to make the pie:

Take the easy route and buy a premade. Or make a homemade one from this recipe from Bless This Mess


  • About 5 cups thinly sliced apples, peeled and cored, 8-10 medium apples
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
  • Double pie crust
  • 1 egg white + 1 tablespoon water
  • granulated or chubby sparkling sugar, optional
  • In a medium bowl add the sliced apples. Sprinkle with the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt and toss gently to combine well.

  • Roll out and place an uncooked pie crust in the bottom of a deep 9-inch pie plate.

  • Place the apple mixture in the uncooked pie shell. Place the small pieces of butter on top of apple mixture.

  • Top with second pie crust, crimp the edges, and then cut a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to vent.

  • Mix the egg white and 1 tablespoon of water together in a small bowl and then brush the top with water and sprinkle with sugar before baking.

  • Bake at 450 degrees F. for the first 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F.  and continue cooking for an additional 40 to 45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.

  • If the edge of the crust starts to brown more quickly than the center, carefully cover the edge with foil for the last 15-20 minutes of baking to prevent over-browning.

  • Let the pie cool for 10 minutes before serving. Can be made ahead of time and served at room temperature.