If you are a wine and cinema lover, you’d probably already discovered some films related to the world of wine that filled you with joy and made you feel completely identified. In fact, since cinema is as a good universal symbol, there are all kinds of films having wine as a background, protagonist or theme.
Here are some of our suggestions:
1. A Good Year: This film released in 2006 tells the story of Max Skinner, an investor who inherits his uncle’s vineyard in Provence. When he visits it, memories of his childhood and family traditions revive, and he also meets a woman who will change his perception of life.
Miraval Côtes de Provence Blanc 2012 is a French wine from the Provence, the region in which it develops A Good Year.
2. The Grapes of Wrath: This film is an adaptation of the novel of the same title written by John Steinbeck, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for this work. It tells the life of Tom Joad, his exodus, that of his family and other California wine producers because of the Great Depression in the United States in 1929.
This Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection could be one of the wines that were harvested in those years when the dust covered everything. On this occasion, we selected it because of its undeniable connection with the world of cinema.
3. Sideways: This Oscar winning film is an adaptation of the novel by Rex Pickett, entitled Sideways. It tells the story of a couple of men with opposite personalities that make a trip to the Santa Barbara vineyards.
Will this 4 Hands Hot To Trot White Blend 2012 up to the roof of the protagonists of this already classic road movie?1
4. Autumn Tale: Two friends decide to move to Provence; one of them wants to get a partner for the other friend and uses the classified ads for that purpose.
Chateau de Pibarnon 2008 Château de Pibarnon 2007 is also harvested in the idyllic land of Provence. What this region has to be one of the busiest scenarios of cinema?
5. Corked: This mockumentary is the story of 4 different wineries in California, looking to get the attention of a critic while he visits the area.
In ?Tinseltown? they take advantage to elevate the nearest wine areas, such as California. This Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon 2000 is also a Californian wine.
6. A Walk in the Clouds: This romantic movie starring Keanu Reeves tells the story of a couple who falls in the vineyards at harvest time.
This list could not miss Tuscany, the land of which Castello Banfi Rosso Di Montalcino 2012 is a good example.
7. Mondovino: This documentary by sommelier and filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter covers the issue of loss of identity of large transnational corporations over small winemakers and family wineries.
Lafou Els Amelers Blanc 2013 is a wine produced by a family who works the land in La Terra Alta, an example of small scale winemaking.
8. You Will Be My Son: This is the story of Paul Marceaul, owner of the known vineyard Saint Emilion. This man is passionate oenologist that does not sees his son as a worthy successor to perpetuate the tradition of the family business.
Château Dassault 2010 is a wine with Saint-Emilion appellation, the scenario that hosts this film.
9. Red Obsession: This documentary narrated by Russel Crowe compiles a series of interviews with various wine producers and resellers, as well as wine experts, to analyze the Chinese market demand.
Habla del Silencio 2011 certainly will like any wine consumer in China, where imports of Spanish wine has grown markedly in recent years.
So, for you, what are the best wine-related movies or series? Do you agree with our selection?