Movies combines three powerful elements, image, story and sound to give context and meaning to the story. Sometimes just one good movie can tell us stories about all our everyday experiences: love, hope, death, good, evil, violence or peace. Through the creative combination of music, sound, images and text, movies communicates with us in different ways. Just one actor can help create meaning in the movie by how he or she portrays the character to help bring meaning to the movie itself. Let’s relax and pour a glass of our favourite wine and watch a good movie, shall we?
The movie follows a trip through the Santa Barbara wine region by two best friends. A pretty boy soon to be married actor Jack Cole, played by one and only Thomas Haden Church, and a unlucky divorcee Miles Raymond, remarkably performed by Paul Giamatti. To give you an idea what a massive impact on the wine industry Sideways had, “Pinot Noir production in California has increased by 170% and Merlot wine sales dropped by 2% since Sideways was released”. You just need to watch the movie to see why.
Watch It on: Amazon Prime, Hulu
You Will be My Son (2011)
Intergenerational drama compare to other wine films that came before related to wine. Like a Godfather of Wine, Paul de Marseul, played by magnificent French actor Niels Arestrup along with his houseboy son Martin (Lorànt Deutsch), the movie revolves around this dysfunctional father-son relationship. Paul never misses a chance to mock and mock his son and his university education. “You don’t learn to make wine in college”, “A wine tells a story. Like a woman’s perfume.”
Watch It on: Amazon Prime
For quite some time, Rudy Kurniawan was the adventurous young prince of the American wine world scene. Rudy for some was a and is a convict but for many, he was a genius with a great taste in wine. Enter Rudy’s world, a charismatic Indonesian with impeccable English and an impressively wine knowledge. Paced like a drama/thriller, it will take you to a side of the wine world that you never knew it existed.
Watch It on: Amazon Prime, Netflix
''At the end of the day, you really can’t make a wrong choice.
As long as you pay attention to what it is that you don’t like about a wine
each bottle will get you closer to what you do like.
Take it one glass at a time!''