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In this video I talk about some of the Wine Documentaries I have enjoyed

These can all be found on Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Prime or can be purchased on DVD or Blu Ray.

You will also find trailers on YouTube

Mondovino 2004 – The film explores the impact of globalization on the various wine-producing regions, and the influence of critics like Robert Parker and consultants like Michel Rolland in defining an international style. It pits the ambitions of large, multinational wine producers, in particular Robert Mondavi, against the small, single estate wineries who have traditionally boasted wines with individual character driven by their terroir.

Sour Grapes 2016 – American crime documentary about wine fraudster Rudy Kurniawan, a rich Indonesian wine-collector with an interest for wine and specifically Burgundy, who spent millions of dollars on wine and sold them. Acker Merrall & Condit, an auction company, broke records by selling $35 million-worth of Kurniawan’s wines in 2006.

Red Obsession 2013 – takes the audience on a journey from Bordeaux to China, where winemakers, wine critics and wine lovers, are interviewed. The trends of the wine industry are also examined, with occasional narration provided by Russell Crowe

Somm 2012 – following the attempts of four candidates to pass the extremely difficult Master Sommelier examination, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. Briefly touching on the history of wine and the existence of the prestigious Master Sommelier exam.

Somm Into The Bottle 2016 – goes on a globe-trotting adventure to answer the question “What is wine and why does it matter.” The film is organized in 10 mini-stories that each explore a different fundamental facet of wine from the cellar to the table. It’s through these stories–told by charismatic wine communicators–that you begin to paint the picture of what wine really is.

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