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American Wine Story (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 26 April 2014 (USA)
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 »

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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 obsessions to the extreme, chasing their dreams with a bottle in one hand and a corkscrew in the other. Written by David Baker

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Awful Plodding Pointless Film
11 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Dull film with nothing to say. If you hadn't ever heard the cliché "passion" used before when referring to the wine industry, this is your film. Written my novices for novices. A random montage of tidbits from winery owners about how they got into the business. Repetitive shots of vineyards and folks sitting in interview chairs and a hodgepodge of old photos tell a several hazy stories about why people do what they do. Nothing about the stylistic differences among wines or the reasons these people were picked to be interviewed since few of them were related to anything other than wine as a commodity. The point? Hey, Americans make wine too. It isn't easy, but if you have "passion" and work hard you will make it. Simplistic and far from the mark. Avoid.


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