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A review of film “Back to Burgundy” (“Ce qui nous lie”)

by  |  17-04-2020

Before diving into this review of "Back to Burgundy", I have to set the stage as to how I came at this film. You see, I happen to love the films by this French film... more » Before diving into this review of "Back to Burgundy", I have to... more »

A review of “Uncorked” (2020)

by  |  28-03-2020 ~ 8 Comments

When a friend of mine opened "The Barrel Room" in San Francisco I asked her, "What's the background on the name? Big barrel fan?" She just shrugged, sighed, and said, "There's really no point trying... more » When a friend of mine opened "The Barrel Room" in San Francisco... more »

A review of “It Starts With Wine”

by  |  25-02-2019

The passage of time has taught us that history repeats itself for those who refuse to learn it and wine, is exceptionally hard to capture on film. To date, I’m of the opinion that the... more » The passage of time has taught us that history repeats itself for... more »
Is the little man in the glass saying, "Please stop?" Undoubtedly.

A review of “SOMM 3”

by  |  15-02-2019

The gang behind the original SOMM documentary that was a sleeper hit back in 2012 (yeah, seven years ago...) have come back with yet another installment for our viewing pleasure. What's curious about all things... more » The gang behind the original SOMM documentary that was a sleeper hit... more »

A review of “The Wine Show: Season 2”

by  |  07-06-2018

Carrying on after the success of the first iteration of The Wine Show, the team got back together two years later to produce Season 2 that released to a much larger audience on Channel 5... more » Carrying on after the success of the first iteration of The Wine... more »

A review of “Sour Grapes”

by  |  12-12-2016

Being based in Spain has many upsides like great jamón, wine, and the sea, but getting access to small-release films isn’t anywhere in that list. This is why I’m only just now getting around to... more » Being based in Spain has many upsides like great jamón, wine, and... more »

A review of “Priorat” (The Movie!)

by  |  07-11-2016

The opening night of the Most Festival saw the premiere of, “Priorat” a documentary created to tell the story of the rebirth of a wine region that nearly faded in to the sands of time.... more » The opening night of the Most Festival saw the premiere of, “Priorat”... more »

Review of SOMM: Into the Bottle

by  |  01-09-2016

Some might wonder the logic in reviewing a film that came out eight months previous but in the case of SOMM: Into the Bottle, it was mainly because I wanted to reflect on it a... more » Some might wonder the logic in reviewing a film that came out... more »

Wrap-up review of, “The Wine Show”

by  |  25-07-2016

Last week marked the airing of the final episode for “The Wine Show“, a British production that aimed to do something daring: make wine actually approachable and enjoyable on the the small screen. This is... more » Last week marked the airing of the final episode for “The Wine... more »

A review of “Natural Resistance”

by  |  10-11-2014

At the press screening night for the Most Festival, I had the chance to see “Natural Resistance” at the Filmoteca in Barcelona. I was very excited to see the screening as Jonathan Nossiter’s previous documentary... more » At the press screening night for the Most Festival, I had the... more »