SYNOPSIS

There are certain unforgettable moments in history when America has triumphed against long odds and proved itself to the world: Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon; the U.S. Men’s Hockey team beating the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics.

But one such moment has never received the recognition it deserves: In 1976, a small American winery sent shock waves through the wine industry by besting the exalted French wines in a blind tasting, putting California wines on the map for good.

Novice vintner Jim Barrett risked everything to realize his dream of creating the perfect hand-crafted California Chardonnay. Meanwhile in Paris, struggling wine seller Steven Spurrier came up with an idea for a publicity stunt to help his floundering shop. Little did Spurrier and Barrett realize they were about to change the history of wine forever.


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RELEASE DATE

March 20, 2009

DIRECTOR

Randall Miller

WRITER

Jody Savin, Randall Miller, Ross Schwartz & Lannette Pabon (story & screenplay)

COMPANY

Paramount Pictures

GENRE

Comedy, Drama

CERT

12A

RUNTIME

110 minutes