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.

    Howard W. Hewitt- 3 readers -
  • 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…

    Marie Hélène/ L'Apprentie Sommelièrein Pinot Noir Merlot Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • 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.

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getaways- 3 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

    …? “Sideways” was released on Oct. 22, 2004, ten years ago, and it was nominated for five Academy Awards on Jan. 25, 2005. It won one, for best-adapted screenplay,–and closed May 19, 2005. With popularity like this, how much does movie culture ultimately affect the wine industry? In the panel, “The U.S. Wine Consumer: Who, What & Where,” given…

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

    … flavors, 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…

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