Wine themed Films

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Wine themed Films

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 09:19 Tue 14 Apr 2020

Over the years I have enjoyed a few films about wine, some of which have included passing references to Port. I thought a list of these films on the board might be of interest to others.
  1. Bottle Shock: 2008: 1h 50m: Comedy drama relating the events of the Judgement of Paris tasting in 1976.
  2. Red Obsession: 2013: 1h 19m: A short film about the Chinese discovering Bordeaux in the years up to 2006 and then falling out of love with the wine.
  3. Sour Grapes: 2016: 1h 25m: A film following Rudy Kurniawan's wine forging career.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Re: Wine themed Films

Post by hadge » 10:55 Tue 14 Apr 2020

I always enjoy, Bottle Shock 2008: American comedy-drama film based on the 1976 wine competition termed the "Judgment of Paris". Just think that it is good fun.

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Re: Wine themed Films

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 17:21 Tue 14 Apr 2020

hadge wrote:
10:55 Tue 14 Apr 2020
I always enjoy, Bottle Shock 2008: American comedy-drama film based on the 1976 wine competition termed the "Judgment of Paris". Just think that it is good fun.
Thank you; added to the list and one for me to hunt out on the web.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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Post by M.Charlton » 21:22 Tue 14 Apr 2020

The 2016 (documentary) film “A Year in Port” (1h 26m) includes much more than a passing reference to Port, and includes a passing reference to Douro table wines.

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Re: Wine themed Films

Post by Doggett » 22:42 Tue 14 Apr 2020

Below is a list of documentaries and films based around wine that I have come across. As people might have time on the hands, other than Mike and those others saving us in this strange times, I recommend SommTV.com where you can register for a free 7day trial or and or subscribe for about £9 month (but google an offer discount code). On ther you will have access to the 3 Somm docs which I loved. The third one has a good segment featuring Cockburn 1908. There is also the three ‘A Year in...’ Docs made by David Kennard who some of you will remember. The Wine Masters series I got from iTunes and really enjoyed the French first series, but less so the Italian follow up.

Documentaries

A year In Burgundy
A Year In Champagne
A year in Port
Dreaming of Wine
Three Days of Glory
Burgundy - People with a passion for wine
Wine calling
Somm
Somm(2) into The bottle
Somm 3
Sour Grapes
Mondovino
Red Obsession
Barolo Boys
Blood Into Wine
Wine Calling
Decanted
American Wine Story
Boom Varietal
Vintage (doc about Villa Maria In NZ)
A Seat at the Table *
Andre - The Voice of Wine*
Natural Resistance*
Wine Masters S1 Bordeaux
Wine Masters S1 Burgundy
Wine Masters S1 Alsace
Wine Masters S1 Loire
Wine Masters S1 Rhône
Wine Masters S2 Veneto
Wine Masters S2 Tuscany
Wine Masters S2 Campania
Wine Masters S2 piedmont
Wine Masters S2 Sicily

Fiction

A Good Year
A Walk In The Clouds
A Heavenly Vintage
The Secret of Santa Vittoria*
Year Of The Comet
You will be my son*
Sideways
Bottle Shock
Wine Country
The Vineyard*

*ones I haven’t seen yet
 

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Re: Wine themed Films

Post by akzy » 22:45 Mon 24 Aug 2020

AHB wrote:
09:19 Tue 14 Apr 2020
[*]Sour Grapes: 2016: 1h 25m: A film following Rudy Kurniawan's wine forging career.[/list]
Just watched Sour Grapes now and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For all his fraud, it seems like he was an incredibly talented individual. Thanks for the recommendation!

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Post by Andy Velebil » 13:24 Tue 25 Aug 2020

akzy wrote:
AHB wrote:
09:19 Tue 14 Apr 2020
[*]Sour Grapes: 2016: 1h 25m: A film following Rudy Kurniawan's wine forging career.[/list]
Just watched Sour Grapes now and I thoroughly enjoyed it. For all his fraud, it seems like he was an incredibly talented individual. Thanks for the recommendation!
As are all con men.

(Disclaimer: I’ve been to three events with Rudy, i was invited along by other friends of mine. I refused to attend thereafter as I had a weird vibe from him that something wasn’t right. A few years later it all made sense).

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Re: Wine themed Films

Post by Alex Bridgeman » 14:34 Mon 09 Nov 2020

Wine & War, released in October 2020 - a film about wine making in the Lebanon. Can be viewed for $12 at https://www.altavod.com/content/wineandwar at the time of posting this message.
Top Ports in 2019: Niepoort VV (1960s bottling) and Quinta do Noval Nacional 2017
Top Ports in 2020 (so far): Croft 1945 and Niepoort VV (1960s bottling)

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