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Wine for the Confused Reviews

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½ February 7, 2010
This was alright. Low budget, but fine if you like john cleese and wine.
½ January 9, 2010
A low budget informative piece that was made fun by the comedy of John Cleese, reassuring the viewers to go with that personally tastes good. Disappointed that it did not discuss blushes and rose's.
½ September 13, 2009
A great educational video that does what it advertises: It presents wine for those completely confused about the whole subject.
August 17, 2009
Tactful, thorough, approachable explanations of all the basics in enjoying wine. Trusting your palate, the 3 major grapes from each color, simple explanation of the crush, ferment, and barreling, plus cool interviews and footage of a tasting party and a wine dinner. Cleese gets lots of cool winemakers from north of Santa Barbara to participate, plus vintners, chefs, sommeliers, and retailers. He even goes over shopping, storing, and serving basics, all in about an hour.

If you're already pretty hip to wine, it won't tell you much you don't already know, but watching Cleese is fun. And if you tend to answer wine questions for friends with any frequency, his tact and vocabulary set great examples for how to handle them.
½ March 7, 2009
A great, funny tutorial on wine for... those confused about wine.
January 10, 2009
Good film for wine novices or those wanting to learn a little more. Cleese makes visits to a few wineries in the Santa Barbara area and talks to some of the winemakers about their wine and tries various types of wine. Interesting conversations and insights. Basically, the entire thing comes down to, drink what you like, not what other people think is good, but be open to new things. I enjoyed the film, expecially the added conversations in the extra features. Cleese was funny, and while Brendan Fraser is included in the case, his presence is pretty minor, the high point being when he recites his tasting notes on a certain wine as being "put it back in the horse".
½ June 17, 2008
Entertaining and informative. John Cleese on wine.
½ March 24, 2008
This movie had potential, but fell through the cracks. To bad.
March 15, 2008
Informative and funny, John Cleese does a very good job of explaining the basics of wine without making it snobbish. What is most appealing is the way he is able to keep the viewer feeling like a normal person and not being spoken down to. Additionally, his characteristic humor keeps what could otherwise be a rather dull subject interesting to the last moment. Be sure to watch the Extras (all of them): they provide information just as relevant, if not more relevant than the actual program itself.
March 10, 2008
A decent primer on the wine basics, with the added bonus of Cleese's charm and humor, albeit understated and brief.
½ February 6, 2008
Very educational movie that demystifies the wine-making process, as well as how to choose what you like. Don't expect a riot of laughs, though. Cleese's intent is not to be funny, but to educate. Highly recommended to anyone that wants to learn more about wine and how it's changed over the centuries.
January 6, 2008
Not too exciting nor enlightening. I learned a couple new things.
November 15, 2007
Fabulous and it actually made me interested in the stuff. Suffers a bit from poor editing, but very entertaining and enlightening overall.
½ September 26, 2007
I saw this a couple years ago with Trevor. It was great and easy to understand.
½ June 16, 2007
A concise and humorous introduction to wine...if you are a wine idiot like me, it can be very helpful with the basics. As Cleese argues, never let anyone tell you what kind of wine you like...make up your own mind. Quality is truly in the mouth of the beholder =)
June 13, 2007
Best wine movie with John Cleese in it, ever!
June 10, 2007
Now I know about wine! Thanks John Cleese.
½ June 10, 2007
This is a great little informative movie that takes the snobbery out of wine tasting.
½ February 5, 2007
While wine can at times be a stuffy subject for aristocratic snobs, John Cleese attempted to bring it down to the level of the average person while still explaining some of the more intellectual levels of becoming a wine connoisseur. Unfortunately, poor camera work, poor editing and poor sound mar this otherwise educational and entertaining introduction to wine.
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