Sideways in Japan, $20 Champers, Bordeaux takes on the world! – sipped & spit

CHUGGED: Pinot?
If you missed the Japanese remake of Sideways, check the trailer above. Glad the dump bucket scene was included! For more details, check out the Wine Economist’s post who says that they changed several key plot details, notably making it a paean to Cabernet, not Pinot.

CONQUERED: world wine bars
The Bordeaux wine trade unveils a plan to boost sales of lower priced wines from the region. A part of that is opening wine bars selling only Bordeaux in London, NYC and Hong Kong. I can hear the dust falling in the NYC one already! [theaustralian.com.au]

SIPPED: bargain bubbly?
Champagne under $20? A blogger explores who makes the Kirkland Champagne at Costco ($19.99). [Goodcheapvino.com]

SIPPED: honey laundering
Off topic, but check out this fascinating story about fraud in the world of honey. [Globe & Mail]

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  2. The Japanese “Sideways” has been our for a few years already — I bought a copy of the DVD on eBay. I included the trailer as a coda to my review of “Vertical,” the new novel that is the sequel to “Sideways.” You can read the review here
    http://wineeconomist.com/2011/01/10/vertical-not-necessarily-sideways/


  3. Mike –

    Thanks for correcting the bit about the Sideways trailer–my apologies for the lack of hat tip! Interesting that you also note that it focused on Cabernet and lacked a “Sideways effect” in Japan.

    But did it help propel renewed interest in Cyndi Lauper?


  4. That’s asking a lot from a simple road trip film, Tyler!


  5. A little late with the Kirkland article, but still a good read :)


  6. Tyler: I watched the Japanese version of “Sideways” so you don’t have to. A review and a lengthy blow-by-blow I would never do for most movies is here:

    http://wblakegray.blogspot.com/2009/09/sideways-gets-lost-in-translation.html


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