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   Calvinesq  2008 Movie (one of my favorites )
In the 1970's a British wine shop owner, a sommelier, in Paris comes to the Napa Valley California to take the best wine he can find to Paris for a blind taste test against French wine. Based on a true story, California wine bests the French wine in the competition. (My heart goes out to the victims of the recent devastating fires in California wine country. ) Actors and Movie?

   November 9 at 16:36 EST .

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   StormCnter  Our eldest granddaughter is progressing through her education and work opportunities in the wine industry to become a sommelier. It's much harder to achieve that level than most might think. I agree with Calvin that this was a good movie and based on a really nice story. I'll wait for others to provide the answers.
November 9 at 17:25 EST .

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   MeiDei  I can only add that I believe the fellow in the middle is Alan Rickman.
November 9 at 17:31 EST .

  9 people like this.



   Calvinesq  Yes, Mei, you win the Hans Gruber award for naming the late Alan Rickman, a wonderful actor. Please continue...
November 9 at 20:52 EST .

  7 people like this.



   StormCnter  Ok, I'm in. The film is "Bottle Shock". I recommend it as a feel good movie.
November 10 at 11:50 EST .

  8 people like this.



   Calvinesq  Storm gets the movie title. The other actor in the pic is Chris Pine and the actress is Rachael Taylor. Other cast members included Bill Pullman, Freddie Rodriguez and a smaller part by Dennis Farina. Yes. It is a feel good movie.
November 10 at 12:46 EST .

  6 people like this.



   MeiDei  Gads, Chris Pine looks not so gorgeous there. ; )
November 10 at 13:46 EST .

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   MeiDei  BTW, thought but belatedly written: nice to have you back Cal.
November 10 at 16:08 EST .

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   Calvinesq  Thanks, Mei. Been busy at work and doing my music.
November 10 at 16:25 EST .

  5 people like this.



   Calvinesq  Also, Storm, best to your granddaughter. Hope she can teach me some things about wine someday!
November 10 at 16:26 EST .

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   StormCnter  We tease her a bit, Calvin, when she insists we do a certain amount of rolling a bit around in our mouths and inhaling the fragrance before anyone can actually drink it. However, she is very good.
November 10 at 16:37 EST .

  5 people like this.