Saturday, January 2, 2010

Bottle Shock

Saw the film Bottle Shock on DVD yesterday. It chronicles the events leading to the legendary 1976 Paris tasting, where California wines outperformed the French for the first time.

It is interesting to see what casting and directing deficiencies you can detect when a film does not have a blockbuster budget or art house talent. Nonetheless, if you are interested in the history of wine, with some entertainment thrown in, you can do worse than watch this movie. If some of the details are true, for example how the wines got on the plane, and the browning of the Chardonnay, it is amazing the event took place at all.

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