“Blood Into Wine” in theatres soon


I first thought that Finkus Bripp was the only rock star in the wine world. Yesterday though I got hold of a movie trailer that could well fit into that same wine with rock n roll “niche”. “Blood Into Wine” – coming to theaters from February 19th on – tells the story of former rockstar Maynard James Keenan who is one of the pioneers of winemaking in Arizona. I thought for making a movie about one man and wine this must be one hell of a guy and indeed his description on Wikipedia is kinda interesting. I quote:

Keenan has a reputation for being reclusive, elliptical and controlling of his public image. He dislikes the manner in which rock stars are worshipped, and at one point carried business cards with the name “Jesus H. Christ” printed on them. Often having to deal with stalkers, Keenan has resorted to using a paintball rifle to run trespassing fans from his property. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of Keenan’s pursuits, and he studied under Rickson Gracie, who is widely considered one of the martial art’s greatest practitioners.

But besides himself and his partner Eric Glomski, quite a bunch of stars are participating in this movie including the charming Milla Jovovich and the funny Patton Oswalt. For us wine geeks, one of the big authorities – wine Pope James Suckling– has an appearance as himself in the movie.
Here’s the trailer:

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Anti-Knigge für Anfänger

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“Bud Spencer Filme” waren meine absoluten Lieblingsfilme als ich 10 war… Jedoch hoffe ich, daß sie nicht zusehr auf mich abgefärbt haben.

Interessant find ich übrigens, daß der Ober einen Bourgogne Rosé anbietet, dieser jedoch rot ins Glas fließt (3. min). Ist wohl aber eh besser so.

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Neue Weinfilme: Die Mutter aller Blindproben bald im Kino

Nach dem grossen Erfolg des Kultfilms Sideways, und der Aufmerksamkeit die einem Dokumentarfilm wie Mondovino zukam, ja vielleicht auch wegen dem allgemeinen neuentdeckten Interesse für Umwelt und Landwirtschaft in Zeiten der Globalisierung stand fest: Der Trend geht zum Weinfilm. Die Hollywoodstudios haben Lunte gerochen und so wird aus dem bisherigen Independent-Film-Thema auch Stoff für Blockbuster. Read the rest of this entry »

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