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Bottle Shock

On a rainy Saturday this past weekend, we decided to hit the movies. Now, first let me begin by saying we have not been to a movie in years and what a change from the days of hard seats, sticky floors and small screens. We are probably one the last few in the world to experience stadium seating, so while we were still in awe of that we sat down in our extremely cushioned seats. I have to say it was quite nice. After settling in and watching some previews, the movie opened. Bottle Shock~in the heart of the Napa Valley. I think I heard my husband say he felt like he was home again looking at the panaromic view of the valley in the opening credits. If you are homesick for Napa it is a good movie to watch, it gives you the sense of being there again. The movie itself tells the story of the great 1976 Paris tasting where the California wines previously disregarded in the French wine world beat out some of the best French wines in a blind taste test. A 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay took first prize in the white category. The movie focuses mostly on Chateau Montelena and the making of the winning vintage. I do not want to go into too much detail about the movie and ruin it for you, but if you are a wine lover it is a must see. The movie offers some wine education, lots of beautiful vineyard scenes and some quirky comedy too.

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