As you already know, gourmet serial killer Hannibal Lecter is known to enjoy a nice Chianti with his dinner... so it was only a matter of time before the fine folks at the Alamo Drafthouse would create a signature wine in his honor. After the success of the Princess Bride-themed wine “The Bottle of Wits” last year, the Alamo followed up with two new offerings for 2013: "The Cannibal Chianti," in tribute to Lecter; and the "Suit Yourself Pinot Grigio," dedicated to fellow Silence of the Lambs killer Jamie “Buffalo Bill” Gumb (known not for his eating habits, but for his unique fashion sense).
The labels and packaging, designed by Helms Workshop in Austin, contain many detailed references to The Silence of the Lambs, which makes this a must-have for fans of the film. Limited-run gift sets feature a bag of fava beans (emblazoned with a red dragon) and a recipe by Alamo chef Trish Eichelberger on how to prepare them; and a burlap bag containing a bottle of “Buffalo Bill Lotion” (which, we assume, also fits nicely in a basket). The wines will be on the market for one year, and both are available now at all Alamo Drafthouse locations, and online at silenceofthelambswines.com.
But wait, there's more! To support this release, the esteemed artists at Mondo will be selling two limited-edition Silence of the Lambs screen prints (shown below). The sale will take place tomorrow, May 30th, and as usual, Mondo will announce the launch time via their Twitter feed.