Cela dit, on sent que ce sont les Français qui savent mieux ce qu'est que de vivre... les autres savent compter.
independence" - Robert Parker on his success - true and inspirational.
Intriguing takes on wine stars such as Michel Rolland and Robert Parker. I once wrote to Parker about an important wine question and he responded so I must say his good repuation is well deserved. The French complaining about Parker is really sad, they blame their internal corruption on him, why don't they stick to their good values instead?
Good movie on wine, globalization/diversity, and subtle barbs at Imperlists from France to England to America to the Jewish aristocracy. Not sure if I agree with Mouton-Rothschild that people don't know its Jewish but these are the good times...
Some important questions raised about how Jewish vineyards were treated by Nazis - in one case they note the sad and ironic murder of a Catholic by the Nazis.
With the dilemmas of selling wine to Nazis the film touches on how "agnostic" money is, no values, for better or for worse.
The ending of the film is powerful with the "inside view" bordering on issues of faith.
This movie is basically about man's search for truth and I do believe their is truth in wine, why else did Jesus teach us to serve each other wine and bread? :)
PS - I think I'd like to try some 20 year old Burgundies aged the old fashioned way with no oaky make up!