Wine on film: My (retro) review of “Bottle Shock,” and remembering Alan Rickman.

This week I am exploring a new “series” on Rockin Red Blog. I am going to feature a fellow blogger’s article each day to offer you some variety.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Judgement of Paris today I am sharing with you Sean Munger’s take on the classic wine film “Bottle Shock.” The film does not recount the events precisely and leaves out some important details but it is a fun and entertaining Hollywood movie. And it features the late, great Alan Rickman. So today raise your glass of Napa Valley Chardonnay and toast to the Judgement of Paris! Cheers

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A few days ago the world was shocked to hear that beloved British character actor Alan Rickman had passed away from cancer at the age of 69. Whether your favorite role of his was Snape from Harry Potter, Hans Gruber in Die Hard, the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves or even Love Actually, everyone seems to have had a soft spot in their heart for this wonderful man. Partially on the occasion of Rickman’s death, my husband and I this weekend re-watched one of our favorite films in which he appears, the 2008 comedy Bottle Shock, directed by Randall Miller. Although it’s several years old, it’s one of the few films out there about wine, and it showcases Rickman’s talents so perfectly, so I thought it was worth a review on my blog. For those of you who might not have seen…

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