Touted as the next "Sideways," because it's a wine flick not because it's a buddy movie on a tasting tour of Santa Ynez Valley, "Bottle Shock" will be this year's must-see for any oenophile. The movie is about the 'Judgment of Paris' wine tastings when Napa's Chateau Montelena kicked some French wine butt in 1976 (what patriotism!), putting California wines on the map for good. It follows the lives of Jim and Bo Barrett (played by Bill Pullman and Chris Pine, respectively), their friends and family, and unwitting British wine shop owner Steven Spurrier (played by Alan Rickman) who pit the Frenchie traditionalists against the American upstarts. The movie has a limited release on August 6, but we got our hands on five pairs of tickets for a screening on Monday, July 28 at 7:30pm in West Hollywood. If you want to see the movie before it opens, drop us a line and tell us why you love the vino. Best story (or first five answers, whichever comes first) wins.
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The union also includes workers from G&B Coffee inside Grand Central Market and the company’s warehouse