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Behold the rain which descends from heaven upon our vineyards, there it enters the roots of the vines, to be changed into wine, a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy. ---Ben Franklin
Movies and Series that discuss the joys and failure of alcohol... Disclaimer - This list does not include YouTube or Public Access offerings.
IMDB excluded titles (not sure why): The Story of German Beer (2016) - Jens Niehuss - 6.5/10 / Beer Geeks (2013-2014) - Michael Ferguson - 6/10 / United States of Drinking (2014) - Smithsonian TV - 5.5/10 / Whiskey - The Islay Edition (2010) - Janson Media - 7/10 / The Wine Programme (1983-1986) - Jancis Robinson / Vintners Tales (1997-1998) - Jancis Robinson / The Beer Hunter (1989) - Michael Jackson / A Journey of Discovery - Tasting the Classic Malts (1992) - Michael Jackson / The Green Economy - Green Beer (2014) - 4/10 / Beer is Freedom: When Hops Cross Borders (2018) - 5/10 / Foodstuff: The Science of Sour Beer (2018) - 5/10 / Wine Diamonds; Uncorking America's Heartland (2017) - 6/10 / A Passion for the Vine (2016) - Zan Media / Wine Guys (2019) / Winemaker: The Beginning (2019) - 5/10 / Tasting Notes (2016) - PlayboyTV - 6/10 / The Brew Show (2010-2011) - Brewshow Productions - 4/10 / Champagne (2005) - RDA Productions - 5/10 / World of Wine (2018) / It Starts with Wine (2019) / Across the Bar (2015) / Scotch: The Story of Whiskey (2017) - 6/10 / Beer, Mead, and the Fun of Fermentation (2017) - NatGeo (The Great Courses) - 5/10 / Bourbon & Kentucky: A History Distilled (2016) - 5/10 / Building a Brewery: Craft Beer Documentary (2016)
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1. Sideways (2004)
R | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle.
Votes: 171,555 | Gross: $71.50M
2. Beer Hunter: The Movie (2013)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History
'Beer Hunter' is a documentary film about the beloved and influential beer and whiskey journalist Michael Jackson. His books on beer and whiskey have sold millions of copies, and his 1993 ... See full summary »
3. Strange Brew (1983)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Canada's most famous hosers, Bob and Doug McKenzie, get jobs at the Elsinore Brewery, only to learn that something is rotten with the state of it.
4. Three Sheets (2006– )
Zane Lamprey travels around the world engaging in local drinking customs and traditions.
5. Uncorked with Billy Merritt (2007– )
Comedian Billy Merritt is ready to make the leap from beer dude to wine guy, and he's taking you with him. Travel from Napa to France as he gets a crash course in the fine art of wine. He ... See full summary »
Star: Billy Merritt
6. Wine for the Confused (2004 TV Movie)
John Clease cruises around Santa Barbara and nearby wine country and channelling knowledge of wine to the viewer. IMO as this is an informational movie it is no spoiler to tell you he ... See full summary »
7. The Wine Show (2016– )
The Wine Show is a innovative and practical study of the world of wine. Featuring short films on a variety of wine related topics ranging from wine fraud to food matching. Running through ... See full summary »
8. The Angels' Share (2012)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.
Votes: 22,043 | Gross: $0.30M
9. Beerfest (2006)
R | 110 min | Comedy
Two brothers travel to Germany for Oktoberfest, only to stumble upon a secret, centuries-old competition described as a "Fight Club" with beer games.
Votes: 61,649 | Gross: $19.19M
10. Booze Traveler (2014– )
Jack travels the world seeking out the most adventurous and cultural drinking traditions.
12. Brew Dogs (2013– )
60 min | Reality-TV
Two Scottish brewers go around the world to accomplish various beer brewing challenges.
13. Dark Horse Nation (2014– )
22 min | Documentary
Exploits of group of friends that open a microbrewery in Marshall,Michigan
14. Prohibition (2011– )
360 min | Documentary, History
The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned.
16. Drinking Buddies (2013)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Luke and Kate are coworkers at a brewery who spend their nights drinking and flirting heavily. One weekend away together with their significant others proves who really belongs together and who doesn't.
Votes: 54,062 | Gross: $0.34M
20. SOMM 3 (2018)
78 min | Documentary
Three of the greatest legends in wine meet to drink the rarest bottles of their careers, while the best blind tasters of today gather to settle an age-old argument. The results could change the world of wine forever.
22. How Beer Saved the World (2011 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary
This show traces the important role that beer has played in human history from the probable origins of the first beer at the dawn of history to the development of a special beer for use in zero gravity space missions.
25. The Birth of Saké (2015)
90 min | Documentary, Biography, Family
Through the unrelenting winter in the north of Japan, a small group of workers must brave unusual working conditions to bring to life a 2,000-year-old tradition known as sake. A cinematic ... See full summary »
Director: Erik Shirai
26. Brew Masters (2010– )
60 min | Documentary
Sam Calagione, the founder and head of Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, Delaware, and his staff as they searched the world for new, ancient, and imaginative inspirations for beers.
27. Beertickers: Beyond the Ale (2009 TV Movie)
71 min | Documentary
This is a film about obsession, identity, curiosity and tradition. This documentary is an exploration of the collectors psyche and of the UK's drinking culture - not to mention a severe test of one film maker's affection for beer.
Director: Phil Parkin
29. Rum Runners (1971)
Not Rated | 135 min | Adventure, Comedy
In the prohibition years, the 'rumrunners' travel through the Caribbean Sea with the forbidden liquor barely escaping the ship patrols. While on the run, one of the bootleggers falls in ... See full summary »
30. Beer (1985)
R | 82 min | Comedy
An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar.
31. Rum Runners (2016)
106 min | Drama
Rum Runners is the epic story of two best friends, Vic Hanson and Don Calyer. They get caught running illegal booze across the Canadian border. This outstanding screenplay is inspired by ... See full summary »
34. Craft: The California Beer Documentary (2015)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
Follow along with director Jeff Smith, as he discovers all that California has to offer in the exciting world of craft beer. Includes interviews at Sierra Nevada, Stone Brewing, Lagunitas, and many, many, many others.
Director: Jeff Smith
36. The Love of Beer (2011)
Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography
When someone thinks of a brewer, they probably don't picture a petite woman with red pigtails. But with Tonya Cornett's amazing beers and growing collection of medals, things may change. ... See full summary »
Director: Alison Grayson
37. Blood, Sweat, and Beer (2015)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary exploring the explosive growth of the craft beer industry and the struggles of two start-up breweries.
40. A Year in Burgundy (2013)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
The film follows seven wine-making families in the Burgundy region of France through the course of a full year, and delves into the cultural and creative process of making wine, as well as ... See full summary »
Director: David Kennard
41. Kampai! For the Love of Sake (2015)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
Discover the art of sake. An age-old staple of Japanese culture and cuisine, the fermented rice wine has recently been winning fans all over the world. Kampai! For the Love of Sake journeys... See full summary »
42. American Wine Story (2014)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary
There are plenty of obsessions in the world, but few endeavors attract as much devotion as wine. American Wine Story is a documentary about oenological aficionados who have taken their ... See full summary »
Director: David Baker
43. Take This Job and Shove It (1981)
PG | 100 min | Comedy
The "Alison Group" has bought four beer breweries in difficulties. The young but rising top Manager Frank Macklin is sent to reorganize one of them, the one which happens to be the main ... See full summary »
Votes: 691 | Gross: $17.57M
45. Neat: The Story of Bourbon (2018)
Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary
Neat is a documentary that dives into the rich and storied world of bourbon. Exploring it's colorful history, charismatic characters, and uniquely American process, the film is a ... See full summary »
46. A Year in Champagne (2014)
82 min | Documentary
With renowned wine importer Martine Saunier as our guide, we get a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the real Champagne through six houses, from small independent makers to the illustrious houses of Gosset and Bollinger.
47. Sour Grapes (2016)
TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary
Documentary about the fine and rare wine auction market centering around a counterfeiter who befriended the rich and powerful and sold millions of dollars of fraudulent wine through the top auction houses.
48. Happy Hour (1986)
R | 88 min | Comedy
A chemist experimenting with different formulas stumbles upon an ingredient that, when added to beer, makes it absolutely irresistible. Before he realizes it, an international spy is after ... See full summary »
49. The American Brew (2007 TV Movie)
50 min | Documentary