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Must See for Any Wine Lover or Traveler to Argentina!
dean-485-84983125 September 2012
For anyone that has ever traveled to some particularly beautiful spot on the globe and has attempted to describe the grandeur to friends upon their return knows just how insufficient and futile that gesture is. Well in this amazingly beautiful 70-minute film Director and Cinematographer Sky Pinnick has managed to captured the essence of this glorious place that is Mendoza, Argentina. As I have visited numerous winemaking regions I have always thought them to be some of the most beautiful settings on the planet and it seems that thinking has been vindicated here with the backdrop of the Andes Mountains. Perhaps the most beautiful aspect though is the parade of characters that we meet throughout the film that are making their living with this special grape variety, Malbec. After meeting them here and seeing their hard work and dedication it comes as no surprise that they've been able to coax the very best out of a grape variety that the rest of the world had practically abandoned. However my one complaint about this film is it should have come with a bottle of wine to wash it all down with!
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cera-fairhurst0725 September 2012
This is a great documentary. I never knew so much about Malbec. It has taken over as my new favorite varietal. The wineries looked amazing. I want to go to Argentina and visit Kirk Ermisch Santiago Achaval and the Durigutti Brothers. Their wines are fabulous. It seems that Malbec in the area that I live is the new superstar varietal. It's available by the glass just about everywhere. It works so well with all different types of dishes. It was great to watch this documentary to understand the history of this amazing grape. I hope this movie goes into wide spread distribution. People should know about Argentina, it's an amazing county, with amazing people and amazing wines. If you love Malbec, watch this film.
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Excellent movie about Argentina
rermisch-485-4946424 September 2012
Wow, what a great movie. I saw it at Bend Film last year and it was so beautifully shot and so full of information, I had to review it. It covers the point of view of the Argentine wine industry from so many sides. The grower, the owner, the winery personnel, the importer, the distributor, everyone. The lovers of the grape to the critics. The sage predictors of the future to the people new to the business. This film has it all. It is a pleasure to watch. I had no idea Argentina was so beautiful! The discussion on inflation was interesting too. What a tough country to work in, I don't know how anyone can make it with an economy that is so out of control. Go see it! Well worth your time.
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