Top Wine & Beverage Appreciation movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent Sideways on DVD Sideways
Synopsis
Two men go on an excursion to California wine country and end up inducing joint midlife crises when pinot noir lover Miles convinces engaged Jack to enjoy his last days of bachelorhood in style. But the pair end up choosing women over wine.
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Cast
Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh, Marylouise Burke, Jessica Hecht, Missy Doty, M.C. Gainey, Alysia Reiner, Shake Toukhmanian, Duke Moosekian, Robert Covarrubias, Patrick Gallagher, Stephanie Faracy
Director
Director
Alexander Payne
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Indie Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Indie Dramas, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine
Rent Bottle Shock on DVD Bottle Shock
Synopsis
France's position as the world's top wine producer went unchallenged until 1976, when the Montelena Winery put California wines on the map -- a story delightfully told in this full-bodied tale about the heady early days of Napa Valley's success.
Cast
Cast
Alan Rickman, Chris Pine, Bill Pullman, Rachael Taylor, Freddy Rodriguez, Dennis Farina, Bradley Whitford, Miguel Sandoval, Eliza Dushku, Danny DeVito, Mark Famiglietti
Director
Director
Randall Miller
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine, Dramas Based on Real Life, Indie Comedies, Indie Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Food Stories
Rent John Cleese's Wine for the Confused on DVD John Cleese's Wine for the Confused
Synopsis
Monty Python's witty John Cleese aims to educate the masses with this enlightening, snoot-free wine guide that finds Cleese guiding novices through the basics -- finding wines you like, getting the best value, and serving and storing wine at home. His user-friendly vintner's tour includes lessons in wine vocabulary and identifying subtle flavors, as well as useful tips for corking up condescending sommeliers.
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Cast
John Cleese, Alyce Eichelberger
Director
Director
David Kennard
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Food & Wine, Wine & Beverage Appreciation
Rent Beer Wars on DVD Beer Wars
Synopsis
With her entertaining documentary, Anat Baron ushers viewers into the backrooms and breweries of the ultracompetitive beer industry and reveals what it takes for independent brewers to compete with the corporate giants who dominate the business.
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Cast
Sam Calagione, Rhonda Kallman, Anat Baron, David Rehr, Jeff Becker, Maureen Ogle, Benj Steinman, Bob Lachky, Norman Adami, Frits van Paasschen
Director
Director
Anat Baron
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine
Rent Three Sheets on DVD Three Sheets
Synopsis
Armed with a thirst for adventure -- and the perfect libation -- comedian Zane Lamprey scours the planet on an alcohol-themed travel bender that finds him sampling spirits in Hong Kong, Belgium, Chile and a host of other exotic locales. With each new stop, he sheds light on the locals' little-known drinking customs, inspiring viewers at home to expand their horizons when it comes to ordering cocktails.
Cast
Cast
Zane Lamprey
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Reality Programming, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Food & Wine, TV Documentaries
Rent Somm on DVD Somm
Synopsis
Filmed in six countries over a two-year period, this documentary follows four sommeliers as they embark on an all-consuming course of study for the prestigious (and nearly impossible to pass) Master Sommelier exam.
Cast
Cast
Brian McClintic, DLynn Proctor, Dustin Wilson, Ian Cauble, Fred Dame
Director
Director
Jason Wise
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Biographical Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine
Rent Wine for Dummies on DVD Wine for Dummies
Synopsis
Renowned sommelier Sterling Roig is your guide for this unpretentious tutorial designed to uncork the basics of good wine for the unlearned enthusiast, with lessons that focus on understanding wine styles and grape varieties. Topics include navigating a restaurant wine list; pairing wine with food; opening, tasting and serving wine like a professional; and the ABCs of color, aroma and flavor. Extras address the 10 most common wine myths.
Cast
Cast
Sterling Roig
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Food & Wine, Wine & Beverage Appreciation
Rent Jancis Robinson's Wine Course on DVD Jancis Robinson's Wine Course
Synopsis
Mixing cultural history and winemaking logistics, Jancis Robinson (editor of <i>The Oxford Companion to Wine</i> and a columnist for <i>Wine Spectator</i>) offers a basic understanding of how wine is made, and how to taste, store and drink it. The program also offers a look at winemakers around the world and their reactions to various competitors' wines, as well as a brief look at scandals that have hit the world of wine.
Cast
Cast
Jancis Robinson
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine
Rent All in This Tea on DVD All in This Tea
Synopsis
Few people know the fascinating history of tea growing and making. This intriguing documentary aims to change that by following renowned tea importer David Lee Hoffman as he scours the far-flung corners of China to find the richest teas on earth. Tea making is an art and tradition that goes back generations in the East, and Hoffman makes it his goal to bring to the rest of the world the exquisite teas produced by struggling small farmers.
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Cast
David Lee Hoffman, James Norwood Pratt, Gaetano Maida, Winnie Yu, Song Diefeng
Director
Director
Les Blank, Gina Leibrecht
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine
Rent Red Obsession on DVD Red Obsession
Synopsis
Russell Crowe narrates this sobering study of how the tastes of China's nouveau riche are driving up wine prices in France's Bordeaux region -- and pushing out Western customers who can no longer afford it.
Cast
Cast
Russell Crowe
Director
Director
David Roach, Warwick Ross
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Food & Wine, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Australia/ New Zealand
Rent The Historic Pubs of Dublin on DVD The Historic Pubs of Dublin
Synopsis
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Frank McCourt (Angela's Ashes) as he leads you on an intimate tour of Dublin's most charming and famous ale houses, including The Stag's Head, Doheny & Nesbitt, Neary's and The Long Hall. Besides helping you decide where to begin your pub crawl when you next visit the Emerald Isle, this engrossing program explores the profound significance that a good pint in a good gathering place have long had in Irish culture.
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Cast
Frank McCourt
Director
Director
Duane Huey
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine
Rent Uncorked!: Wine Made Simple: Vol. 1 on DVD Uncorked!: Wine Made Simple: Vol. 1
Synopsis
Wine connoisseurs and novices alike will appreciate this informative program hosted by food and wine expert Ted Allen. The acclaimed PBS series teaches viewers everything they've ever wanted to know about wine. Each step of winemaking is thoroughly explained from harvesting to bottling and, finally, to tasting. In this first volume, visit vineyards in Napa Valley, the heart of California's wine country.
Cast
Cast
Ted Allen
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Food & Wine, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, PBS
Rent A Year in Burgundy on DVD A Year in Burgundy
Synopsis
This documentary follows seven wine-making families in the Burgundy region of France through the course of a full year and delves into the cultural and creative process of making wine, as well as its deep ties to the land.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
David Kennard
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Food & Wine
Rent Starbucking on DVD Starbucking
Synopsis
In 1997, freelance computer programmer Winter (just Winter) committed himself to the goal of visiting every company-owned Starbucks Coffee in the world. So far, the siren's song has lured him to more than 6600 stores and counting. But why? Everyone chimes in with a theory or an opinion. It's all about the caffeinated journey in this documentary about a man chasing a goal, and the folks he meets along the way.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Bill Tangeman
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine
Rent Beer Nutz: The Quest for the Holy Ale on DVD Beer Nutz: The Quest for the Holy Ale
Synopsis
Explore the finest beers, bars and breweries in North America in this whirlwind tour of eight cities. With an eye toward great local micro and boutique breweries, the series is a frothy treat for any beer connoisseur. Each episode explores the local beer customs of a city and its breweries. The drinking destinations are Denver; Boston; San Francisco; Burlington, Vt.; Portland, Ore.; Chicago; Milwaukee; and Vancouver, British Columbia. Cheers!
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Food & Wine, Wine & Beverage Appreciation
Rent Tales from the Vineyard: First Taste on DVD Tales from the Vineyard: First Taste
Synopsis
An unusual educational series that explores the charm and appeal of wine, Tales from the Vineyard will satiate wanna-be sommeliers and casual wine lovers alike with its tongue-in-cheek approach to a subject that's deeply serious to foodies. This introductory episode teaches everything you need to know to appreciate wine, including a basic primer on the various types of grapes, how to read a label, how to buy a good vintage and more.
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine, PBS
Rent Drinking Made Easy on DVD Drinking Made Easy
Synopsis
Join comedian Zane Lamprey and his friends as they drink their way across America, sampling the best brew and cocktails each city has to offer. Along the way, they learn some fun facts about the local drinking traditions and history.
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Cast
Zane Lamprey, Wes DuBois, Stephen McKenna, Marc Ryan
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Reality Programming, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine
Rent On the Irish Whiskey Trail on DVD On the Irish Whiskey Trail
Synopsis
Get a taste of the traditions that have remained at the heart of Irish whiskey production in this spirited program. Whether you're a whisky connoisseur or a greenhorn, you'll enjoy traveling from one end of the Emerald Isle to the other in search of the finest examples of the whiskey distiller's art. Through interviews and tours of modern distilleries, the history, spirit and romance of this classic Irish libation are revealed.
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Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Travel & Adventure Documentaries, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine, Special Interest
Rent Enjoying Wine with Mark Phillips on DVD Enjoying Wine with Mark Phillips
Synopsis
Learn everything you wanted to know about wine but were afraid to ask with this engaging program. Mark Phillips, the founder and executive director of the Wine Tasting Association, takes the snob factor out of the equation with his humorous and practical approach. He leads the novice through the ins and outs of wine selection; serving and storing wine; restaurant ordering; avoiding wine headaches; microwaving and freezing wine; and more.
Cast
Cast
Mark Phillips
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Food & Wine, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, PBS
Rent Mondovino on DVD Mondovino
Synopsis
Soak up the rich history, aesthetics and politics of winemaking in this epic documentary series, which features 10 stories that delve into multigenerational family sagas, modern-day marketing, globalization and more. This intoxicating series, which formed the basis for Jonathan Nossiter's feature documentary of the same title, includes appearances by such luminaries of the wine world as Robert Mondavi, Robert Parker and Michael Broadbent.
Cast
Cast
Jonathan Nossiter, Hubert de Montille, Albiera Antinori, Robert Mondavi, Neal Rosenthal, Michael Broadbent, Robert Parker, Aime Guibert, Alix de Mondille, Salvatore Ferragamo, Michael Mondavi
Director
Director
Jonathan Nossiter
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine
Rent Art of the Drink: Vol. 1: Bar Essentials on DVD Art of the Drink: Vol. 1: Bar Essentials
Synopsis
Get the training you need to mix the perfect drink with professional instructor Anthony Corporale, who takes you behind the bar to show you liquor varieties, mixing techniques and recipes for favorite cocktails. Corporale teaches his students as you watch, so you'll learn right along with them. This program is the perfect instruction guide for the amateur mixologist or the pro seeking some new techniques.
Cast
Cast
Anthony Caporale
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Food & Wine, Wine & Beverage Appreciation
Rent A Taste of California on DVD A Taste of California
Synopsis
Host Simon Kane guides viewers on a mouthwatering tour of the lush vineyards, top restaurants, historic sights and other attractions of California's wine regions. Along the way, Kane passes along no shortage of tips that vino lovers will cherish. Stops include Calistoga, Calaveras County, Tahoe, Paso Robles, Napa, Amador County, Santa Barbara, Tulare County, Monterey, El Dorado County, Sonoma County, Marin County and Temecula.
Cast
Cast
Simon Kane
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Food & Wine, Wine & Beverage Appreciation
Rent From the Ground Up on DVD From the Ground Up
Synopsis
Filmmaker Su Friedrich takes viewers on a visually enlightening journey from Guatemala to the United States, breaking down the process of coffee production one step at a time, from crop growth, to harvest, to processing and, finally, distribution. Spartan in its use of dialogue, the film makes a powerful statement not only about working conditions and the need for fair trade with the developing world, but about our consumer culture as a whole.
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Cast
Director
Director
Su Friedrich
Genres
Genres
Documentary, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine, Indie Documentaries
Rent Summer Quenchers on DVD Summer Quenchers
Synopsis
Learn all the secrets for making dozens of refreshing summertime cocktails -- including a Hemingway daiquiri, mojito, applejack swizzle and the venerable Long Island Iced Tea -- in this comprehensive presentation from master mixologist Kyle Branche. Also included are detailed instructions on making a Floridita, Bahama Mama, Rum Runner and Sex on the Beach, and special features explore bar equipment and flavoring accents.
Cast
Cast
Kyle Branche
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Food & Wine, Wine & Beverage Appreciation
Rent The Entertainer on DVD The Entertainer
Synopsis
Get ready to mix it up with this fun instructional program by bartending and cocktail expert Kyle Branche. From classic favorites to today's hot new concoctions, Branche shares not only the ingredients but the techniques for mixing the perfect drink. The slate includes libations such as mojitos, the Lemon Drop, Surfer on Acid and Ambrosia. The program also features guides to bar tools, glassware and garnish.
Cast
Cast
Kyle Branche
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine, Home & Garden, Entertaining
Rent Modern Mixology: Making Great Cocktails... on DVD Modern Mixology: Making Great Cocktails...
Synopsis
In this video tutorial, bartender Tony Abou-Ganim offers tips on how to furnish your home bar and how to use the equipment, demonstrates how to prepare garnishes and shares his techniques for making 20 classic cocktails.
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Cast
Tony Abou-Ganim
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Food & Wine, Wine & Beverage Appreciation
Rent Taste of Life on DVD Taste of Life
Synopsis
In this culinary travel series, host Catherine Blythe embarks on an eclectic international food tour that drops in on cutting-edge chefs, restaurateurs and gourmands in Malaysia, Miami Beach and beyond. In Catania, Sicily, a stop at Mount Etna reveals the virtues of volcanic soil, while the American South's finest French restaurant turns up in Memphis, Tenn. But nothing parallels traditional Thanksgiving dinner in Plymouth, Mass.
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Cast
Catherine Blythe
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
TV Shows, TV Reality Programming, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine
Rent Reserva Especial: Com Renato Machado on DVD Reserva Especial: Com Renato Machado
Synopsis
Brazilian television personality Renato Machado hosts this comprehensive series profiling France's greatest wine regions, including Champagne, where Machado reveals a few secrets about the popular bubbly beverage. Machado also visits Bordeaux, where he follows the grape through the fermentation process; Bourgogne, where he walks through Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards; and Alsace, where he takes a closer look at Riesling wines.
Cast
Cast
Renato Machado
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Special Interest, Wine & Beverage Appreciation, Food & Wine
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