The author of this article posits that the movie “Sideways” has had a long lasting effect on the way we view and buy wine. Pretty hard to argue with him on that point, or on any other in this well written piece. In fact, this was a refreshing read for me. Since starting this site I have read hundreds of articles looking for news and ideas to pass along. It amazes me to see how much some writers get completely wrong, even in some of the better articles. The writer of this article seems to get it all right.
He finished with some suggestions from the region where the movie was set. Of the ones I have tried, I would have to say that he is making some good suggestions. I will be on the look out for the ones that I haven’t yet enjoyed.
From the article:
The movie also accentuated fruit-forward pinot noir, which I think helped us break out of the cab and merlot rut we were stuck in. As we explored pinot noir, we discovered other fruit-forward wines from the region like zinfandel and syrah, and that’s when things really took off. The red wines are well suited to our fruit-loving palates and typically are less expensive than those from Napa and Sonoma.