The Wines You Should Drink While Binging on Your Favorite Shows (Because It’s National Drink Wine Day)

02/18/2016 at 02:33 PM ET

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Raise your glasses, people!

It’s National Drink Wine Day, and really, there’s only one way to celebrate: By pouring a glass (or two…or three) while you’re settling on the couch for a marathon of one of your favorite shows.

But which show goes best with which wine? Take a look at our unofficial, completely unscientific guide below.

Scandal: Red wine
We’ve learned a lot of lessons from Scandal, but perhaps the most important? There’s no better way to unwind after a long day of white knight-ing than with a glass of red — and of course, a bowl of popcorn.

The Real Housewives: Sauvignon Blanc
Whether you’re a fan of Beverly Hills or New York, all Real Housewives (and their fans) will enjoy a crisp glass of Sauv Blanc when the going gets tough (or when the tables start flipping). If you’re more of a Lisa Vanderpump, though, it’s okay to go for the Rose.

Broad City: Drugstore brand
Whether you go for the Duane Reade “Chateau Diana” variety or a classic discount aisle staple, such as two buck chuck, you’ll be sipping on a cheapie that would make Abbi and Ilana proud.

Orange Is the New Black: Homemade wine
You may not be in prison, but that doesn’t mean you can’t drink like it! Make like Poussey with a little home-fermented hooch.

The Mindy Project: Celebrity-branded wine
Mindy Kaling’s on-screen alter ego, Dr. Mindy Lahari, can’t get enough of all things pop culture. So that means when it’s time to fill up her cup, she’s going for Skinnygirl, Fergie’s Fergalicious Red Wine Blend or a bottle of Barrymore Pinot Grigio.

Downton Abbey: The oldest wine you can get your hands on
Since they’re still getting used to cocktails over in 1925, it’s best to stick to wine when you’re trying to emulate the early 20th century British aristocracy. And of course, if you truly want to be authentic, you’ve got to go for a good vintage — the older, the better!

The Bachelor: Champagne
Because nothing goes better with crushed romantic dreams than a little bubbly, right?

The Sopranos: Chianti
Pour out a glass of Tuscany’s finest to watch the trials and tribulations of everyone’s favorite Italian-Americans.

Game of Thrones: From the biggest glass you can find
What’s in your goblet doesn’t matter much — but if you’re going to be dealing with the drama of Westeros, you’ll need a lot of fortification.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Pinor Noir
The video speaks for itself on this one.

—Diana Pearl

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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