Drinking Pleasure

October 19, 2008

Picking up a bottle of wine for dinner used to be simple. It pretty much depended on how much you wanted to spend, since everything came from France. Not anymore! We'll look at what happened to the wine world in 1976, when wine from the Napa Valley won a blind tasting and turned the industry upside down. The makers of the new film "Bottle Shock" share the story.

  1. Alice Feiring on "The Battle for Wine"

    Wine journalist Alice Feiring opposes the dominant, market-driven, one palate fashion of the wine industry.

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  2. Randall Miller and Jody Savin on "Bottle Shock"

    Randall Miller and Jody Savin wrote, directed and are distributing the 2008 Sundance Festival film, "Bottle Shock."

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  3. Koren Zailckas on "Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood"

    Koren Zailckas started drinking at fourteen; she tells Steve Paulson how frighteningly easy it is for very young girls to get alcohol.

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  4. Neil Steinberg on "Drunkard: A Hard-Drinking Life"

    Neil Steinberg tells Jim Fleming, among other things, why AA seems to work, even when you intellectually reject its basic premises.

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