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These Wine Movies Will Make You Want To Become A Sommelier

April 16, 2020 228 votes 27 voters18 items

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.

  • Sideways is a 2004 American comedy-drama film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and directed by Payne. A film adaptation from Rex Pickett's novel of the same name, Sideways follows two men in their forties, portrayed by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church, who take a week-long road trip to Santa Barbara County Wine Country. Payne and Taylor won multiple awards for their screenplay. Giamatti and Church, as well as actresses Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh, playing local women who become romantically involved with the men, all received accolades for their performances. Sideways won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and was nominated for four other awards including Best... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen, Thomas Haden Church, Marylouise Burke, Jessica Hecht
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Alexander Payne
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  • Bottle Shock is a 2008 American comedy-drama film based on the 1976 wine competition termed the "Judgment of Paris", when California wine defeated French wine in a blind taste test. It stars Alan Rickman, Chris Pine, and Bill Pullman and is directed by Randall Miller, who wrote the screenplay along with Jody Savin and Ross Schwartz. It premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.... more on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Eliza Dushku, Chris Pine, Alan Rickman, Rachael Taylor, Bill Pullman
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Randall Miller
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  • Uncorked is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list These Wine Movies Will Make You Want To Become A Sommelier
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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 on Wikipedia
    • Actors: Hélène Cardona, Courtney B. Vance, Matt McGorry
    • Released: 2020
    • Directed by: Prentice Penny
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    Back to Burgundy

    Back to Burgundy is a 2017 French drama film directed by Cédric Klapisch. Jean (Pio Marmaï) must reconcile with his three sibling after their controlling and domineering father passes away.

    • Actors: Pio Marmaï, Ana Girardot, François Civil
    • Released: 2017
    • Directed by: Cédric Klapisch
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