Bottle Shock [DVD] [2008]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15 out of 15)

Synopsis


Bottle Shock
Brought together by a curious twist of fate on a dusty California road, a wandering vintner and a struggling winemaker find both their lives, and their careers, forever transformed at a blind Parisian wine tasting that introduced the world to the extraordinary wines of Napa Valley. The year is 1976, and Napa Valley has yet to gain the reputation as one of world's best-known wine regions. Jim Barrett (Bill Pullman) has sacrificed everything in life to realize his dream of creating the perfect Chateau Montelena. Yet despite the fact that Jim's Napa Valley vineyard has great potential, his son, Bo (Chris Pine), doesn't seem to have much interest in the family business. Most days, Jim and Bo can be found trading blows in their backyard boxing ring -- their attempts to knock a bit of sense into one another usually amounting to naught. Meanwhile, in Paris, British expatriate Steven Spurrier (Alan Rickman) finds necessity dictating that he educate Parisians on the latest wines to come out of California. Steven owns the Académie du Vin, and is eager to travel to the United States in order to ensure that he has conducted his research properly. Little did Steven and Jim realize that they were both on course for a chance meeting that would revolutionize the wine industry while opening up a whole new world of possibilities for wine lovers everywhere. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Alan Rickman
    Alan Rickman - Steven Spurrier
  • Chris Pine
    Chris Pine - Bo Barrett
  • Bill Pullman
    Bill Pullman - Jim Barrett
  • Rachael Taylor
    Rachael Taylor - Sam Fulton
  • Freddy Rodriguez
    Freddy Rodriguez - Gustavo Brambilia



Overall customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    based on true story

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    lonewolf
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    Good story that takes place in 1976. At the time French wines snobbery were considered the premium wines in the world. An Englishman (Alan Rickman) who had a wine shop in Paris wants to have a blind wine taste test comparing wines from around the world to expand his reputation and business. Focuses on his trip to Napa Valley to gather wines for contest and the California wines winnings in the contest and improved reputation as some of the best wines in the world. Enjoyed film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun and very entertaining

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    marydale

    This movie, based on real facts, is very entertaining as well as informative. Alan Rickman is a hoot and was perfect for this part. We have purchased additional copies to give to our friends who also love a good glass of wine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such an underrated movie

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    Angie
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    I forgot how great this movie is!! Tons of good actors and acting. Good story line. One of the best soundtracks you could have in a movie. Definitely worth purchasing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great movie about how Napa got started!

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    MPBTD

    This is a really cool look at how Napa and Sonoma Valleys got on the map as legitimate wine makers. Great scenery of the area and some interesting stuff about wine-making.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    True Story for Winelovers

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    Old57
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    Based on the Blind tasting that occurred in France that put Napa Valley and USA wine on the map. Excellent cast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this movie

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    Lance
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    One of our favorite movies. Reminds me of growing up in California...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent movie for fans of the vine

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    Tigerbest
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    The acting is great and the on location filming brings the beauty of California's wine region to the screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie, Makes You Want To Make Your Own Wine

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    RobSTL

    Highly recommend this movie if you love wine. The movie might cost $14.99 but it might make you book a trip to Napa Valley.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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