Already scrolled all the way through to the bottom of all the Hulus, Amazons and ‘Flixes? This list of our team’s fav wine-related movies and scenes might come handy then.
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Feature films & series
The classic that made everybody drink Pinot Noir (and hate Merlot).
That infamous 1976 Paris blind tasting where California beats the French… and Alan Rickman with a dope mustache.
Year in the life of fictional wine-making siblings that have just lost their father. Detailed look on the progression from vine to wine.
French comedy stars Gérard Depardieu and Benoit Poelvoorde embark on a road trip to a farm festival in a Parisian taxi.
“Everything matures… eventually.” “Sometimes it takes a change of scenery to have a change of heart.” Powerful stuff.
“I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti.” – Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Also, any scene with Buffalo Bill. “I’d f**k me.” – Buffalo Bill.
If you haven’t watched this at least 10 times in your life I don’t even want to know you.
Vizzini: Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?
Man in Black: Yes.
The opening scene. Classic.
Amazing. Keanu. Dreamy.
“Love is never too late…” Quintessential 90s French Cinema.
Our Daniel grew up in suburban Detroit. Story of his life. (And no, he’s not as obnoxious as Steve Martin in this movie.)
Grapes of Wrath (Black Books S01E03)
When things go not as planned, you can still create a super-wine…
This year’s addition to the wine-dedicated movies focuses on young African American struggling between his passion for wine and family duty.
Rockstar making wine in Arizona. Mila Jovovich. Eric Wareheim (of Las Jaras) and his partner Tim Heidecker are in there too. Yes, you want to watch this.
Mondovino + Natural Resistance
Jonathan Nossiter chases the devils of standardized taste and mass-produced wines: Robert Parker and Michell Rolland. Filmed ten years later, Natural Resistance documents the enormous shifts of the wine industry and Italian natural winemakers resisting the Parkerization.
Not value for money: a story of the infamous counterfeiter who sold millions of dollars worth of fraudulent wine through top auction houses.
Russell Crowe as the narrator takes you through the background, history and challenges of Bordeaux wine production.
A Year in Burgundy + A Year in Champagne + A Year in Port
Trilogy of “behind the scenes” with wine importer Martine Saunier and some seriously beautiful pictures.
Uncorked , Somm & sequels
Sommeliers preparing to take the master sommelier exam.