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These Wine Movies Will Make You Want To Become A Sommelier

If you're an aspiring sommelier or just love wine you'll really enjoy these wine movies. From Sideways to Netflix's Wine Country you can live vicariously through these charactes who embibe more than their fair share of wine. But for the love of god don't order the merlot! Uncorked is another great wine movie that is also available on Netflix, about a young man who wants to leave his family's BBQ restaurant to become a sommelier. There are also romantic wine movies like A Walk in the Clouds starring the ever enjoyable Keanu Reeves. If you want to learn more about wine, be sure to check out some of the wine documentaries on this list.

But which one of these wine movies is the best? You get to help decide with your votes. Vote up your favorite wine movies to see which one of them has the legs to make it to the top.

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  • Struggling writer and wine enthusiast Miles (Paul Giamatti) takes his engaged friend, Jack (Thomas Haden Church), on a trip to wine country for a last single-guy bonding experience. While Miles wants to relax and enjoy the wine, Jack is in search of a fling before his wedding. Soon Jack is sleeping with Stephanie (Sandra Oh), while her friend Maya (Virginia Madsen) connects with Miles. When Miles lets slip that Jack is getting married, both women are furious, sending the trip into disarray.  ...more
    • Actors: Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, Marylouise Burke
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Alexander Payne
    • Runtime: 126
    • Advisories: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Nudity, Strong Sexual Content
    • Premiered: October 22, 2004
    • Characters: Miles Raymond, Jack Lopate, Maya, Stephanie, Miles' Mother
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    Bottle Shock

    Paris-based wine expert Steven Spurrier heads to California in search of cheap wine that he can use for a blind taste test in the French capital. Stumbling upon the Napa Valley, the stuck-up Englishman is shocked to discover a winery turning out top-notch chardonnay. Determined to make a name for himself, he sets about getting the booze back to Paris.  ...more
    • Actors: Chris Pine, Hal B. Klein, Alan Rickman, Jean-Michel Richaud, Dennis Farina
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Randall Miller
    • Runtime: 110
    • Advisories: Adult Language, Adult Situations
    • Premiered: August 6, 2008
    • Characters: Bo Barrett, Shenky, Steven Spurrier, Maitre d', Maurice
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    Uncorked is a 2020 American drama film directed by Prentice Penny. An aspiring master sommelier, Elijah (Mamoudou Athie) must balance his personal ambitions with his father's expectations that he carry on the family's Memphis BBQ joint.  ...more
    • Actors: Hélène Cardona, Courtney B. Vance, Matt McGorry
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Prentice Penny
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    A Walk in the Clouds

    When soldier Paul Sutton (Keanu Reeves) is on his way home after World War II, he realizes that he barely knows his young wife, Betty (Debra Messing). With the couple's relationship strained and Paul haunted by memories of the war, he is happy to have a diversion in the form of beautiful traveler Victoria Aragon (Aitana Sánchez-Gijón). Circumstances force Paul to pose as Victoria's new husband for her close-knit Mexican-American family, a situation that brings tension and unexpected results.  ...more
    • Actors: Keanu Reeves, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Anthony Quinn, Giancarlo Giannini, Angélica Aragón
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Alfonso Arau
    • Runtime: 102
    • Advisories: Adult Situations, Violence
    • Characters: Paul Sutton, Victoria Aragón, Don Pedro Aragón, Alberto Aragón, María José Aragón
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