Bottle Shock – The DVD

Last night my wife and I viewed the just released DVD of “Bottle Shock”, the movie “version” of the 1976 blind tasting French and California wines in which the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay bested some top French competition. California also did quite well with there red wines too.

The movie is quite good for a low budget movie and it has some good DVD extras. Get out a bottle of your favorite Chardonnay and a bottle of a big Red, make some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the movie. We did.

If you’ve tasted any of the wines from this competition, post your comments.

Visit the Internet Movie Database for more details about the movie:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0914797/

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1 Response to Bottle Shock – The DVD

  1. Anonymous says:

    Interestingly, Charles Shaw, while in Paris and working for Chemical bank, took a wine course taught by Stephen Spurrier. He later quit his job, moved to California, grew some grapes and created Charles Shaw wines. The Bronco Wine Company bought the name and the “Two Buck Chuck” wines can now be bought from Trader Joe stores (now higher priced).

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