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The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris".

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In 1976, Steven Spurrier, a sommelier in Paris, comes to the Napa Valley to take the best he can find to Paris for a blind taste test against French wine. He meets Jim Barrett, whose Chateau Montelena is mortgaged to the hilt as Jim perfects his chardonnay. There's strain in Jim's relations with his hippie son Bo and his foreman Gustavo, a Mexican farmworker's son secretly making his own wine. Plus, there's Sam, a UC Davis graduate student and free spirit, mutually attracted to both Gustavo and Bo. As Spurrier organizes the "Judgment of Paris," Jim doesn't want to participate while Bo knows it's their only chance. Barrett's chardonnay has buttery notes and a Smithsonian finish. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Based on a true story of love, victory and fermentation.

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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »

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19 September 2008 (Hong Kong)  »

Also Known As:

Borban az igazság  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$277,839 (USA) (8 August 2008)

Gross:

$4,040,588 (USA) (17 October 2008)
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Trivia

The white car driving toward camera and out of frame immediately after the "Judgement of Paris" is a Jensen Interceptor. See more »

Goofs

The shot of the 737 landing at the airport when Spurrier is returning to Paris shows the flattened intakes of a 737-300 or later series aircraft with CFM56-3 or 7 series engines. This engine was not used on the 737 until 1984. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bo Barrett: [voice-over during a vineyard pan] It wasn't always like this. Before Paris, people didn't drink our wine. I mean, my friends did. But you could hardly consider their palates discerning...
Bo Barrett: Hell, we were farmers... sort of...
[pan to empty bottles of Montelena label and several early twenties/late teens smoking hookah]
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Shock! Shock! Shock! (2013) See more »

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Toulouse Street
Written by Patrick Simmons
Performed by The Doobie Brothers (as Doobie Brothers)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Bottle THIS!
12 July 2008 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

Bottle it and take it home with you.

Savor it again and again. This is a stunningly beautiful film. It's just about perfect. My BF didn't think he'd be interested and found himself riveted.

Besides being a great script and incredible story, it's the total package, I loved the soundtrack, the cinematography was amazing, the edit, the timing, the cast, the scenery, the vistas, and OMG some of the most wonderful romantic and captivating locations.

I don't want to spoil it, but it'd be a mistake to compare this gentle masterpiece to Sideways. Nothing at all similar. We were captivated from the first minute. It is an incredibly inspiring, uplifting tale of human achievement - overcoming great odds... and manages to make some strong statements about us, and about our culture... without becoming syrupy or pedantic.

When you get the chance, don't turn away. Enjoy.


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Bad acting, bad script, bad directing, bad wig nippywoo
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