Sideways

  • Let’s Talk Merlot, People!

    … France. The word comes from the French word “merle,’ which means “blackbird.” The grape is genetically linked to Cabernet France and a sibling to Cabernet and Carmenere. What do you get in a Merlot? The better question is what should you get from good Merlot? The textbook characteristics are black cherry, plum, olive, cedar, blackberry, currant…

    3 readers - Howard W. Hewitt
  • Sur les traces de Sideways

    … Si vous êtes un amateur de vin, vous avez assurément vu ou entendu parler de l’adaptation cinématographique du livre de Rex Pickett, Sideways. Le film a été tourné il y a dix ans dans le comté de Santa Barbara, où s’est tenue la Wine bloggers Conference plus tôt cet été. Accompagnée d’Alex, un ami anglais, j’en ai profité pour partir sur les…

    2 readers - Marie Hélène/ L'Apprentie Sommelière
  • Sideways 10th Annivesary

    … Fess Parker winery is called Frass Canyon in the Sideways movie Follow the characters in the movie Sideways. We have two days of adventures on the Sideways wine trail. It starts in the town of Los Olivos. Purchase your picnic food and supplies at the Los Olivos Market or Panino Café in Los Olivos. Head north from Los Olivos to Highway 154…

    3 readers - Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways
  • 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…

    6 readers - David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog
  • 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 at EFESTE’s…

    1 readers - Washington State Beer and Wine
  • “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…

    4 readers - April Yap Hennig/ Sacred Drop Channel
  • Oregon Uncorked: Patricia Green Cellars Revisited

    …, they're just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and ancient on the planet." ~ Miles [Sideways] No matter what you thought of the movie [good, bad or indifferent] or some of its more painful inconsistencies, I believe this line [seen above] from the movie was spot on. There are, really, only a few, small tucked away, corners…

    1 readers - Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog
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