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Bottle Shock

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Beats watching TV

    This is based upon a true story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    To understand how California emerged as a contender in the European wine market and to get a feel for the relaxed but honorable origins of esteemed winemakers...Bottle Shock should be required viewing for all oenophiles

    Bottle Shock is a treat for any wine lover who has wondered how California was able to meet and match France on the winemaking plain. From a humble beginning the California winemakers kept the dream alive even if it was only for each other's delight.
    Bottle Shock portrays eminent winemakers in their infancy & their innocence. The plot, characterization, and humor make for great entertainment. The characters are compelling & I had to watch it a second time to see if I could figure out who all the real winemakers were. Alan Rickman is pitch perfect, as always, and a perfect foil to the laid-back Californians. The plot and action move effortlessly and the viewer learns a few secrets about winemaking. I'm a restaurateur & a Wine Spectator Award winner...and I loved this movie. I bought it for my staff to watch & I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in wine.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Shocked in the Valley

    I loved this movie. The acting was very good, Alan Rickman was outstanding, the supporting cast came in with very strong performances. The movie moved along at a
    decent pace at no time did I feel bored. I thought the film crew did a decent job of capturing the essence of the book "Judgement of Paris". In the 70's, Napa was still a sleepy little town, and in the valley, wine making was more of a passion than a big business. Of course that has all changed but it was wonderful to escape for 2hrs and
    revisit what once was. I do recommend buying the book "Judgement of Paris" as it ties the loose end of the movie and is an interesting read as well. Great for a Sunday afternoon.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Sonoma/Napa will rock after this!!!

    Excellent for anyone that has traveled the Sonoma/Napa valleys!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    VINEYARD OWNER'S REALITY

    Bought this dvd because we own a vineyard... The start was extremely slow... Having sex scenes not a plus... As the movie progressed it was very funny and my husband and I enjoyed the movie...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Very low-key but sweet and funny

    I loved "Bottle Shock", but I must say I think I'm in the minority. It is a slow-paced movie, so if you want a zippy, quippy, clipped-and-quick moving film, this isn't for you. But it is clever, visually lovely, and all the better because it's a true story. And of course few actors can do snide quite as well as Alan Rickman! Seeing him travel through California vineyards and encounter one quality wine after another, forcing him against his inclinations, to admit that the wine was not only good but REALLY good, is very funny. The subplot (obligatory romance between young pretty people) is weak, but not horrible.

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