Bottle Shock (2008)
Frequently Asked Questions
Bottle Shock is based on a screenplay written by director Randall Miller along with screenwriters Jody Savin and Ross Schwartz.
The "Judgment of Paris" refers to the 1976 Paris Wine Tasting, a wine competition in which French judges did blind tasting of wines from both France and California. Surprising everyone, California wines rated best in each category, which rocked France's title as being the foremost producer of the world's best wines.
The phrase "bottle shock" refers to an actual phenomenon in the world of oenology (the study of wine and wine making). When wine is shaken during travel, its flavours can suddenly change and become disjointed. It can improve wine, but usually, it degrades the flavor.