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Published:August 27th, 2008 13:02 EST
Move over Sideways, here comes Bottle Shock

Move over Sideways, here comes Bottle Shock

By Rocco Loosbrock

Recently a new movie has come on to the scene that will rock the wine industry much like the famous cult classic Sideways did.  This new movie is called Bottle Shock.  Bottle Shock stars Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Chirs Pine, Freddy Rodriguez, Rachel Taylor, Dennis Farina and Eliza Dushku


The movie is based upon a true story that sent the wine industry into a tizzy when an American winery out tasted the exalted French wines of the time and put California wines on the map for good.  Bottle Shock charts the events that lead up to the infamous `Judgment of Paris` wine tastings, told through the lives of father and son, Jim and Bo Barrett. A former real estate attorney, Jim 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, but is also fighting off the creditors. Meanwhile in Paris, unwitting British wine shop owner Steven Spurrier 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.

This movie is a must see for any wine fan! 



Oh by the way Bottle Shock is an actual wine term that is a temporary condition of wine characterized by muted or disjointed fruit flavors. It often occurs immediately after bottling or when wines (usually fragile wines) are shaken in travel. After several months the condition usually disappears.

Specifically, bottle-shock is caused by excessive oxygen introduction during the latter stages of the winemaking process. It may result in a one-dimensional flavor profile.

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Signing Off and Pigging Out,

Rocco Boss Hog Loosbrock