What I’m Watching: Bottle Shock
A story that many wine nerds and historians know by heart, the 1976 tasting of California wines versus the wines of France, in which Chateau Montelena’s Chardonnay came out on top, alerting the world to the fact that our wines were a force to be reckoned with, made its way onto the big screen. An entertaining, yet overly dramatic movie featuring a cast of B list actors tell the tale of the Barrett’s, Steven Spurrier, and the most influential blind tasting of all time. While not a must see, it is available on Netflix Instant Watch, and goes well with almost any bottle of wine and a night off (which more and more of us seem to have plenty of).
Chateau Montelena on the other hand, is a winery not to be missed.