Merlot: After Sideways

Merlot: After Sideways

There are many movies that have impacted the wine industry. Bottle Shock, Somm, and just making the festival circuits now is, Somm Into the Bottle… but none that has had as much impact as Sideways, a film written and directed by Alexander Payne (insider scoop: Kelly auditioned for him in The Descendants).  This episode is about the movie Sideways and how it influenced wine drinkers, the scenes and how it influenced us and one of the best quotes about wine ever! Plus – a $1870.00 bottle of wine?! Could it really taste that much better?

“I like to think about the life of wine . . . How it’s a living thing. I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing; how the sun was shining; if it rained. I like to think about all the people who tended and picked the grapes. And if it’s an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now. I like how wine continues to evolve, like if I opened a bottle of wine today it would taste different than if I’d opened it on any other day, because a bottle of wine is actually alive. And it’s constantly evolving and gaining complexity. That is, until it peaks, like your ’61. And then it begins its steady, inevitable decline . . . And it tastes so f——g good.” – Maya ( Sideways)

Word of show is MERLOT.

Debra and Kelly

In Debra’s Glass:85030a6a8055b7b519f0d204d470af9c

Januik * 2013 Merlot
Black cherry, dark berries and chocolate – still very young! 

Pair it with lamb chops. Something herb-y with rosemary and spices. (PIN RECIPE)

Twitter: @nhjwinery

In Kelly’s Glass:FW0606FFA05

Nine North *  Parcel 41
Delicious scents of black cherry, cocoa & oak, with rich berries & vanilla  finishes..

Pair this fabulous wine with scallion and brie stuffed burgers (PIN RECIPE)

Sipping from our amazing new crystal stem glass from Julianna Glass!


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