Monday, July 21, 2008

It's Movie Week: Bottle Shock

In 2004, Sideways made the world safe for movies about wine, so this year, there's Bottle Shock, a movie about the Judgment of Paris, the historic 1976 tasting when Napa wines went up against French blind. It sounds like a documentary but it's a fictionalization featuring Bill Pullman, Alan Rickman, and Chris Pine (For Pine, this may be the last sane moment he will have before he debuts as Captain James T. Kirk in next year's Star Trek reboot).

Incidentally, there is another film being made actually called the Judgment of Paris and the company making that version is suing their rival.

I will feature a new movie from Monday through Friday this week. Stay tuned!


Michael said...

I'm originally from Los Angeles, but moved to Seattle. I attended the Seattle International Film Festival, and after seeing this, i couldn't wait to take a trip to California just to go and see the vineyards up there. A beautiful soundtrack, and screenplay, with camera angles that encourage you to create your own vineyard.

steadof said...

I am fortunate enough to live in Northern California, so I get to go about once a year and really should take advantage of the proximity and go more often. If you head south, I would make sure you spend your time throughout the valley which includes Calistoga and St. Helena, not just the town of Napa.

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