“I’m British And, Well, You’re Not!”

By Melissa Arditti

(WINDSOR, ON) – I was very lucky this week, after grocery shopping at the Real Canadian Superstore on Dougall Avenue and finding a real gem called Bottle Shock, located in an assorted movie bin for only $2.50! I should warn you, there was only two left.

Bottle Shock is a story about the famous Judgement of Paris competition in 1976 which had French judges blindly taste three different wines from California and France to determine the superior wine producer.

Chefs are truly passionate about the food that they create, and so there was no surprise to see the same amount of delight with wine makers hard at work. I thoroughly enjoyed watching this film and learning all about the story behind the Judgement of Paris and at the same time getting a glimpse at the serene beauty of the Napa valleys. It had a wonderful cast with Bill Pullman, Chris Pine and of course Alan Rickman who is rarely disappointing in any film.

Don’t be turned away if you’re not into wine because this is not just a movie for the wine drinkers, it’s all about the effort we put forth, the decisions we make, and the struggles that we face in order to make our lives less bitter and a just a little more sweeter.

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