Friday, June 5, 2009

Bottle Shock

Totally off-topic, I know, but I had to share this.

Many of you already know I live in gold/wine country in California. I've sung the praises of the big red wines (OLD Zinfandel vines that escaped the disease that wiped out Napa's vines) and the unpretentiousness of Amador wineries. Unlike Napa, you can still taste for free in Amador.

Be that as it may, there was once a time when Napa was not on anyone's map. When they didn't charge for tasting, when they were happy to see you coming up their driveways. The vintners there were taking a big risk, going up against the then-accepted superiority of French wines. Then someone came along, a Brit with a mission, as it were, and he shook up the wine world forever.

This movie has a stellar cast (Bill Pullman and Alan Rickman among others) and it tells the story of the historic 1976 "Judgement of Paris" in a fun, engaging way. If you are at all interested in wine, you need to rent this movie.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry I did not see this post the first time. LOVE this movie. :)

    I guess that link thing at the bottom is pretty cool...I have foudn the neatest stuff that I missed!



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