May 30th, 2008
I love pinot. So imagine how much fun it's been selecting the wines for the bi-monthly wine club "Miles' Pinot Selections". I've been thrilled by discoveries of some emerging greats (think Tudor, Roessler Cellars, Breggo, Labyrinth...) as well as confirmed my love for some of the established greats like Arcadian, Au Bon Climat and Byron. I'm not too upset that, while enjoying all our new discoveries, much of our cellar at home as gone untouched. I'll get around to digging through it again one of these days.
Which brings me to this You Tube video clip I found. It's the character Miles, from the 2004 movie "Sideways", in the scene that inspired me to begin the Sideways Wine Clubs, start blogging, and invest in our wine shop, once again proving the old chestnut that the best way to make a million bucks in the wine industry is to start with two million. Watch it for yourself (though if it inspires your love of pinot, I encourage you to simply join our club instead of jumping into the business - you'll save a ton of money!)
Beautifully written by Rex Pickett (book), Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor (screenplay). Perfectly rendered on the silver screen by the brilliant Paul Giamatti. It's worth seeing over and over.
"Napa makes Anna Nicole Smith wines. We make Isabella Rosellini wines." Joe Davis, Owner/Winegrower at Arcadian Winery
I Need Your Vote! VOTE DAILY!
. Help me continue this free blog by taking 5 seconds to vote here!