Tag: Sideways

  • Burrowing Owl Merlot, 2010

    Sideways is now a play.  Sideways, the book which became an Alexander Payne movie, which transformed wine tourism, at least in California, is now hitting the West End.  A great article with author Rex Pickett can be found here.   My biggest regret about Sideways is that while the volume of Pinot drunk in America […]

  • Ghost Pines Merlot, 2009

    I guess ever since Miles in Sideways declaimed Merlot over sex with a hot chick it’s been pretty much relegated to the con-no-sir dustbin.  Good, all the more Ghost Pines for me.  (I will also take the supposed glut of Pomerol and St. Emilion which the wine press has presumed was a post-Sideways effect but […]