Sideways is a 2004 comedy-drama film written by Jim Taylor and Alexander Payne and directed by Payne. Adapted from Rex Pickett's 2004 novel of the same name, Sideways follows 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.
Posts about Sideways
  • Let’s Talk Merlot, People!

    … It’s time to move beyond the so-called “Sideways Effect” and try Merlot again. It’s been documented over and over how the 2004 movie “Sideways” wrecked Merlot sales and sent Pinot Noir sales skyrocketing. The truth of the matter is a little less dramatic. Those descriptions were always overstated, but certainly true. Actor Paul Giamatti…

    Howard W. Hewittin Pinot Noir Merlot Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Sur les traces de Sideways

    … traces du film. Hitching Post II Comme je le mentionnais dans mon billet sur mes réflexions californiennes, la visite du restaurant Hitching Post II et la dégustation de ses pinots noirs est assurément un moment fort de mon périple en sol californien. Des pinots noirs hallucinants Les vins du Hitching Post II proviennent exclusivement du vignoble…

    Marie Hélène/ L'Apprentie Sommelièrein Pinot Noir Merlot Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Daily Wine News: Roederer Awards

    … Flickr, vxla. On Tuesday, the annual Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards were presented in London. “Would this have happened without Sideways? Perhaps. But I think all of us involved in making, selling, or drinking California wine should plan on raising a glass this Saturday to the success of this quirky movie. And if you’re…

    David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Merlot- 6 readers -
  • It’s Time to Celebrate Merlot Again

    … the ten year anniversary of the movie, Sideways! Since the winery’s September 2013 release of the wine Upright, crafted from 100% Klipsun Vineyard Merlot, the bold red has received raves from consumers and critics alike, earning 92 points and “Cellar Selection” designation from Paul Gregutt of Wine Enthusiast. The celebration is being hosted…

    Washington State Beer and Winein Merlot- 1 readers -
  • “Sideways” at the Wine Bloggers Conference…#WBC14

    … visited before and adored due to the sun, surf, and rolling hills. This time, I got to really try the wines in true detail. More specifically, I went to the region surrounding the quaint town of Buelton…yes, this is the Buelton, of the movie Sideways. Sideways is now celebrating its tenth year of snubbing Merlot and exalting Pinot Noir. This movie…

    April Yap Hennig/ Sacred Drop Channelin Pinot Noir Merlot- 4 readers -
  • Oregon Uncorked: Patricia Green Cellars Revisited

    … Son's visit and I wanted him to depart with dreams of Oregon Wine Country bouncing about in his memories, as a sweet good-bye for now and a invitation to say, I hope to see you again soon Son. "Let’s just stipulate that in the hierarchy of pleasures, people come first. Now that we agree on that, good food and drink can help make any party better…

    Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog in Pinot Noir- 1 readers -
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