All posts tagged: Wine Film

Charlie Arturaola

Three Wine Movies From a Heady Decade for Fine Wine

In a power decade for fine wine sales, three wine movies explored the question: what is real (and fake) in the wine world? There is something quite unreal about the circus around fine wine. Especially over the past two decades, it has become a game for the supra-mangerial that has no relation to the humble product from the vineyard. Step back from these three wine movies and it is easy to see why the question of authenticity, and what is real in wine, became so important in the 2010s. Sour Grapes (2016) Sour Grapes is the true story of the young emperor of fine wine, Rudy Kurniawan, who dazzled the fine wine auction scene in the early 2000s and went on to flood the fine wine market with counterfeit wine. Embarrassingly, a lot of wine experts went along for the ride. Jay McKierney writes that “The night before the auction I personally consumed, by my best estimate, over $20,000 worth of his wine – including the 1945 Mouton Rothschild and the 1947 Cheval Blanc – and I was one of fourteen …