Horns And Halos movie trailer - starring Sander Hicks, J.H. Hatfield, Peter Slover, Mark Crispin Miller. Directed by Michael Galinsky. Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
Bottle Shock movie trailer - starring Bill Pullman, Alan Rickman, Eliza Dushku, Chris Pine, Freddy Rodriguez, Racheal Taylor. Directed by Randall Miller. Theatrical Release Date: 8/8/2008
Horns And Halos movie trailer - starring Sander Hicks, J.H. Hatfield, Peter Slover, Mark Crispin Miller. Genre: Documentary
Rating: Not Rated
A struggling Napa Valley wine maker's chance encounter with a wine expert that leads to a blind taste test in 1976 that revolutionizes the global wine industry in this true story.
Based on a true story, Bottle Shock chronicles the events leading up to the famous Paris Tastings of 1976, wherein Napa wines bested the exalted French wines in a blind tasting and put California wines on the map for good. The story is told through the lives of father and son, Jim (Pullman) and Bo Barrett (Pine), who founded Chateau Montelena in the early 1970s and whose Chardonnay went on to win what was eventually coined 'Judgment of Paris.' Jim Barrett, who had been a successful real estate attorney previously, is emblematic of the California vintners' spirit mavericks who had come to Napa on a quest to make world class wines.
Bottle Shock tells the story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as 'Judgment of Paris.'
There are certain moments in history when America has proven itself to the world: Neil Armstrong setting foot on the Moon; or the US Men s Hockey team beating the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics. One such moment, however, never got the recognition it deserved: In 1976, a small American winery bested the exalted French wines of the time and sent the wine industry into a tizzy - putting California wines on the map for good. Based on a true story, Bottle Shock chronicles the events leading up to the famous Judgment of Paris tastings, told through the lives of father and son, Jim and Bo Barrett. A former real estate attorney, Jim (Bill Pullman) sacrificed everything to realize his dream of creating the perfect hand-crafted chardonnay. His business, however, is struggling, and he s not only trying to overcome differences with his slacker son (Chris Pine), but is also fighting off the creditors. Meanwhile in Paris, unwitting British wine shop owner Steven Spurrier (Alan Rickman) hopes to revive his own failing business by sponsoring a competition which will pit the traditional French powerhouse against the California upstarts. Little did Steven and Jim realize that they were both on course to change the history of wine forever.
A behind the scenes look at the making and filming of Bottle Shock.