BOTTLE SHOCK – 7 Movie Clips and the Trailer

     August 2, 2008

Opening next week, in limited release, is “Bottle Shock.” The film recently played at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and it’s the story of what happened to the wine industry in 1976.

Although any store you go into nowadays stocks a huge selection of California wines, there was a time when the world didn’t think much of wine produced in the United States. It was the same time that wine produced anywhere but France was considered subpar.

But what happened in 1976 changed all that.

It was the year that a small American winery bested the French wines of the time and sent the wine industry into a tizzy – putting California wines on the map for good.

Based on a true story, Bottle Shock chronicles the events leading up to the famous ‘Judgment of Paris’ tastings, told through the lives of father and son, Jim and Bo Barrett. A former real estate attorney, Jim (Bill Pullman) sacrificed everything to realize his dream of creating the perfect hand-crafted chardonnay. His business, however, is struggling, and he’s not only trying to overcome differences with his slacker son (Chris Pine), but is also fighting off the creditors.

Meanwhile in Paris, unwitting British wine shop owner Steven Spurrier (Alan Rickman) hopes to revive his own failing business by sponsoring a competition which will pit the traditional French powerhouse against the California upstarts. Little did Steven and Jim realize that they were both on course to change the history of wine forever.

Anyway, to help promote the film we’ve been given 7 movie clips and the trailer. I encourage you to take a look as the cast is great and if you’re a fan of wine you’ll definitely dig the movie. Also…the new Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) is in the film…so if you haven’t seen him in a movie yet…now’s your chance.

Again, “Bottle Shock” opens next week. We’ll have interviews with the cast in the next day or two.

Bottle Shock Trailer

Movie Clip 1 – The first meeting

Movie Clip 2 – An argument

Movie Clip 3 – help at the airport

more clips on page 2 ——->


Movie Clip 4 – The trucker

Movie Clip 5 – The kiss

Movie Clip 6 – A meeting

Movie Clip 7 – The bartender

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