Ce Qui Nous Lie (Back to Burgundy): a film about wine

Was glad to catch this film on my last flight. It’s a French film set in Burgundy, and it’s probably the most gorgeously wine-focused film I’ve seen: even more so than Sideways. And Jean-Marc Roulot, winegrower and professional actor, is in it!

The main characters are three siblings, Jean (the oldest), Juliette and Jérémie. Frustrated by […]

Red Obsession, a film about wine

Warwick Ross, filmmaker, and Simon Staples

Red Obsession is a compelling film. It tells the story of the rise in interest in the top wines of Bordeaux, and how China has fallen in love with wine. With the 2009 and 2010 vintages, prices reached unprecedented levels. The Chinese market has embraced these wines and is now the  […]

Some wine references in films

Two good films, recently watched, both had some nice wine references.

First, in Zombieland there’s a scene in Bill Murray’s house where Witchita and Columbus drink some Beaulieu Georges de Latour Reserve 1997. They take some time over the wine and even discuss its age.

Then there’s another Californian wine that crops up in impressive thriller Ghost Writer. Ewan […]

Some films

Some films watched en route to NZ.

Zombieland is just brilliant. One of the funniest films I’ve seen in a long time. It’s a spoof zombie romp that’s just perfectly written, and very, very, very funny. Particularly good is the scene with Bill Murray. I don’t want to plot bust, so all I will say is […]