6 Wine Films to Inspire Your Inner Sommelier

Are you a wine lover? Do you find yourself constantly looking for new places to explore for wine? Then these wine films and documentaries might just be the answer to your search. Travel the world, meet some knowledgeable people, and find yourself in an entirely new place without traveling. These movies, if nothing else, will provide a much-needed escape from life’s stresses. 

1. Uncorked (2020)

Elijah has a passion for wine with dreams of traveling and experiencing first-hand all the wines of the world. He goes about achieving his goal by joining a wine club, which leads him to his ultimate experience. The film shows the struggle of fulfilling his dream of becoming a sommelier instead of succeeding his father in the family restaurant business.

2. Wine Country (2019)

The 2019 comedy has a great cast which includes Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, and Ana Gasteyer. The wine film follows a group of friends to Napa Valley to celebrate their 50th birthdays. Unfortunately, the ladies discover their former friend betrayed them, only to find out that she needs their help.

3. The Perfect Pairing (2022)

Lola, played by Victoria Justice starts her own wine business and flies to Australia to secure a prospective client. By any means necessary, she signs on to work on the client’s sheep farm to prove herself. As she works to earn the clients’ trust, feelings blossom along the way for the lead farm hand. This romantic wine comedy was released in 2022 and was written and directed by Stuart McDonald. 

4. Somm (2012)

Somm (2012) is a wine documentary that follows four wine enthusiasts on their journey through the world of sommelier head exams. The film explores the lives of sommeliers from four different perspectives and highlights their passion for the job and how they view the world. Somm is directed by Jason Wise and aired on the Sundance channel.

5. Bottle Shock (2008)

The movie is based on a true story about the 1976 Paris Tasting and California vs. France wine rivalry in Napa Valley. This wine film stars Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, Chris Pine, and many others. It follows the lives of two young men who were determined to bring their wines to Paris in hopes of being awarded Best of Show at one of the most prestigious wine competitions in the world.

6. Mondovino (2004)

Mondovino is a documentary that follows the director as he takes a wine tour of Napa Valley. The film looks at the wineries and vineyards that host them and uses some footage from the Napa Valley cooperative. You also get a behind-the-scenes look as the director goes wine tasting, walking with his dog, and even tasting wine for his blindfolded friend. The movie had many humorous moments and an interesting story about why people enjoy drinking wine.

Wine is a passion for many people, and these wine films are a great way to share that passion with others. Additionally, besides being entertaining, they can provide you with helpful wine tips and even give you the motivation to travel the world. Order a bag of McClain Popcorn to level up what’s sure to be an epic movie night.

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