Bottle Shock is a 2008 movie apparently very loosely based on the events in 1976 that culminated in California wines being judged superior to French wines in a blind taste test by French Wine critics. This is a bad movie and we were watching it for the second time. Why? Our recent trip to wine country led us to want to observe the scenery again – and to see if there was anything we recognized from our trip. Also because we were curious about the story of the emergence of California wine and wanted to hear it again, even if badly told.
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