• Publication date: January 29, 2014

Bottle Shock

A twist of fate changes the world of winemaking forever; when ‘Académie du Vin’ founder and wine connoisseur Steven Spurrier holds the 1976 ‘Judgment of Paris’, a blind winetasting, to introduce Parisians and the world at large to the fine wine coming from Napa Valley…

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2008

MBC 2:

December 2, 2015 10:30 (KSA) ~ December 2, 2015 09:30 (CLT)

A twist of fate changes the world of winemaking forever; when ‘Académie du Vin’ founder and wine connoisseur Steven Spurrier decides on holding the 1976 ‘Judgment of Paris’, a blind winetasting, to introduce Parisians and the world at large to the fine wine coming from Napa Valley…

With his vineyards mortgaged to the bare bone, Jim Barrett of Napa Valley is approached by Spurrier to participate in the winetasting, but is shot down cold by Barrett who suspects that the French have set this up as an opportunity to mock and humiliate wines coming from other parts of the world. However due to a rare chemical occurrence during the development of the wine, the bottled wine turns brown…

Starring:

  • Alan Rickman as Steven Spurrier
  • Chris Pine as Bo Barrett
  • Bill Pullman as Jim Barrett
  • Rachael Taylor as Sam Fulton
  • Freddy Rodriguez as Gustavo Brambilia
  • Dennis Farina as Maurice Cantavale
  • Eliza Dushku as Joe

Directed by:  Randall Miller

Rating:  PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexual content and a scene of drug use