LOS ALTOS, Calif., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Wine and movies have a lot in common—both combine art and science—and whether you like them is definitely in the eye (or taste buds) of the beholder. Both are subjective experiences, bringing pleasure to consumers in unique and beguiling ways. Now that the movie awards season is upon us, TastingRoom.com has selected wines inspired by some of our favorite movies and moviemakers of the year. Without further ado, here's our list of movie-inspired wines.
Wine labels can be mini works of art and wineries regularly invest tens of thousands of dollars to come up with an image that will grab your eye. Gundlach Bundschu of Sonoma, California hires regional artists for its series of Vintage Reserve labels. The third in the series, the '07 "Vintage Reserve" Red Blend, features the work of Maine artist Elizabeth Fraser. 'Dreaming of the Maine Coast' was inspired by a kayaking trip among the buoys that mark the lobster traps in the waters off the coast of Maine. Check out these fabulous wines with "artistic" labels here: http://www.tastingroom.com/wines/landing/TheArtist
Wine knowledge is often passed from generation to generation and some of the best wine producers come from a long line of talented vintners. At Renteria Wines, Salvador Renteria, father of proprietor Oscar Renteria, started as a field laborer at Sterling Vineyards in 1962, then went on to become one of the most innovative and respected vineyard managers in Napa Valley. In 1993, Oscar took the helm, caring for such distinguished Napa and Sonoma vineyards as Mondavi, Caymus, Rombauer, and Duckhorn. Renteria Wines began producing their award-winning wines in 1997, proving that with vision, hard work, and the integration of family, anything is possible. Browse these wines from prestigious winemaking families: http://www.tastingroom.com/wines/landing/TheDescendants
"Midnight In Paris"
Jean-Charles Boisset came to California from Burgundy, by way of Paris. He fell in love with the Russian River Valley in Sonoma County on his first visit to the area, immediately recognizing the similarities to his native France. Founded in 1961, Boisset Family Estates is a family-owned producer and importer of fine wines with roots in Burgundy. Boisset's collection of more than 20 historical and unique wineries boast leading positions in the world's pre-eminent terroirs including Burgundy, Beaujolais, the Rhone Valley, and California's Russian River and Napa Valley. A Taste Of … Boisset Family Estates features the best of Boisset Family Estates' collection of unique, historical wineries in France and California. View TastingRoom.com's magnifique European-themed samplers: http://www.tastingroom.com/samplers/landing/MidnightInParis
A Man and his Dreams
No list of movie-inspired wines would be complete without mention of the maestro himself—Francis Ford Coppola. Director, producer, screenwriter, and vintner extraordinaire, this giant of American cinema wrote Patton (and won an Oscar), wrote and directed The Godfather (and won another Oscar) and did it again with The Godfather Part II (winning three more Oscars.) In 1975, he used the proceeds from The Godfather to buy the former home and vineyard of Gustave Niebaum in Napa Valley. Through the years, he has produced wine under the Rubicon Estate and Francis Ford Coppola Winery labels. Take a look at wines of Francis Ford Coppola: http://www.tastingroom.com/wines/landing/AManAndHisDreams
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