Saturday, July 21, 2007

Wine Movies and Me

I have to admit I'm a sucker for any movie about wine, even if the early reviews are bad. Sometimes I'm delighted, but even when the movies are disappointing I never regret having seen a movie that has something to do with wine.

So, you can appreciate, then, that I'll be among the first in line to see "Bottle Shock," a new movie that will begin production in just a month or two. This film will tell the story of the legendary Paris wine tasting of 1976 that helped put California wines on the worldwide map, and it will do so by focusing on Chateau Montelena, which won top honors for its 1973 chardonnay.

Actually, I understand there are two movies in the works about the Paris winetasting competition, but Bottle Shock sounds especially promising with a cast that includes Alan Rickman and Bill Pullman. And, just to make a good thing even better, it was announced this week that Eliza Dushku will play one of the lead roles.

If you're not familiar with Eliza, she was Buffy's vampire-killing alter ego on TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a serious hottie -- not that this was absolutely necessary to so inspiring a story. Let's just call it divinely inspired casting.

Anyway, the Judgment of Paris, as it's known, is one of those events of which you should be aware to be culturally alive. It's also a major feel-good story, a David vs Goliath story on a par with the U.S. Hockey team winning the gold in Lake Placid. OK, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, certainly in popular terms. But in the world of wine geeks there is no more important event.

Long story short: an Englishman, Steve Spurrier, put together a wine competition in Paris that pitted a number of California wines against a number of famous French labels. The judges were all French, and the tasting was done blind. No one seriously gave the upstart California wines a chance, but California won top cabernet (Bordeaux) and top chard (white Burgundy). I for one can't wait another year to see this movie.


Blogger Lenn said...

You had me at had me at Eliza.

11:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear John
My name is Sorin Mihailovici and I live in Edmonton, Canada. I have been working in a major liquor store here for the last five years and I could say I am a big wine enthusiast! I just came across your blog and I am glad I found it. It seems like you put a lot of work into it.
While working in my liquor store, I also decided to go to school - I am a student now taking TV productions at one of the most prestigious colleges in Western Canada, Grant MacEwan College.
Trying to mix my two passions I have created a couple of short movies - one is a minute and a half long, the other one 59 sec. The fist one is called "How to Remove Red Wine Stains" and the other one is "Open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew". Although they are short I put several hours of work into them.
If you have a couple of free minutes please take a look at them. If you like them maybe you could post them on your blog up for a discussion (maybe as a topic idea), I would really like to know people's opinion. (underneath every movie there is the embed code - copy and paste it on your blog so people could just click on it...)
If you don't like them I apologize for taking you the time to read my message.
Regardless of your answer - thank you and I will see you on your blog!
There are my movies:

Thank you,

P.S. If you copy and paste the embed code (and not only the link) along with your text then the video will show up right in your article and will look good. The advantage is that your blog will be featured by my movie so your blog itself will get more views. Make sure that after you watch the movie you press the "Blog/Embed player" - a small grey button under the movie screen, check the small box "Feature my blog here" and then copy and paste the embeddable player code into your article.

1:14 AM  
Blogger JD said...

Lenn, I hear you...I hear you.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course...another waste of money in wine country.
Who really cares?

Here's a REAL wine move...

it's called "CRUSH"

Stay Tuned for more from B. Napa!!!!

11:13 PM  
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yep, "Crush" is "B" movie at best

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Anonymous aquabot said...

Does any of you watch the movie called Black Wine? I've been looking forward to seeing it, I am looking forward to its dvds but it seems like it just vanished.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello John, Have you read the book, THE WINE TRIALS, by Robin Goldstein with Alexis Herschkowitsch. it is A fearless critic book of 100 wines under $15 that outscored $50 to $150 bottles, Brown-bag blind tasting reveal the surprising wine values under $15. Find out which $12 wine beat out Dom Perignon. I like the book and highly recommend it.

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