What is the allure of wine? Is it the sophistication that is associated with wine? Is the the arrogance that wine snobs exude? Is it the pompousness of the areas wine is associated with? I’m not sure. There was a movie not too long ago called Sideways. Very quirky, very hip, very wine. I think that movie showed a side to wine that gave it a much more humanistic value for the everyday man.
Well here comes yet another movie about wine. It’s called Bottle Shock. It explores the story of how California wine burst onto the global scene. I’m not sure how much truth there is in the story, but it’s supposedly based on a true story. What it is, is hilarious. Prior to 1976 or so, France was pretty much the wine capital of the world. Obviously moving to today, that’s no longer the case. While I don’t know much wine history, I did enjoy the movie. It put a very human face on the creation of wine.
I’m going to be interested in my sister’s take on the movie. Why? Because she lives in the sonoma area and has designed architecture for some wineries. It’s a booming business for some.
The other thing I really liked about the story is it took the concept of making wine and dispelled the idea of the science and turned it more towards art. I’m sure there’s a good deal of both ideas in the process. If I did more research into it, I’d probably want to try my hand at being a vintner. Maybe years from now. We’ll see.
The movie kinda gives me the vibe of this song, despite that it takes place in the mid 70’s. Libbie has a very nice vibe, much like what I would liken to Sarah McLachlan. Seems I’m not the only one taken a liking to Libbie’s charm. She’s got some serious things going on with her career. Opening for Jewel, winning competitions, and signing deals. She’s a mover and shaker.
I like the title for the fact that it sounds like a huge epic battle on logic and reason. Which is very much like the story in Bottle Shock when it came to an inventive Brit who rocked the wine world. He brought the idea of laid back though hard working wine makers of California to the world. As it turns out the two bottles of winning wine from 1976 apparently reside in the Smithsonian. That’s pretty impressive.
The piano is full and rich, the drums and slick and grooving, and the vocal is soaring. But the part that really gets me is the guitar solo. Kill me, I’m guitar player. The part is cool, the tone is great and the part sails like there’s a melodic twist on the wind. Woo Hoo.
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