Bottle Shock - Movie and Blind Taste Test

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  • We will do a Blind Taste test of Napa Valley and French wines, and watch the movie Bottle Shock.

    About the Movie:

    In 1976, Steven Spurrier, a sommelier in Paris, comes to the Napa Valley to take the best he can find to Paris for a blind taste test against French wine. He meets Jim Barrett, whose Chateau Montelena is mortgaged to the hilt as Jim perfects his chardonnay. There's strain in Jim's relations with his hippie son Bo and his foreman Gustavo, a Mexican farmworker's son secretly making his own wine. Plus, there's Sam, a UC Davis graduate student and free spirit, mutually attracted to both Gustavo and Bo. As Spurrier organizes the "Judgment of Paris," Jim doesn't want to participate while Bo knows it's their only chance. Barrett's chardonnay has buttery notes and a Smithsonian finish.

    Chardonnay and a good movie..what more can a girl ask for? The amount of interest will determine the venue- it will be either North Van or Vancouver, on a Friday night in July.

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  • Lon in L.

    174 have signed up? Seriously? I don't think Drew's place has enough chairs. ;)

    May 30

  • Catherine

    This is all new to me but combination of wine and movie sounds like a good one to me.

    May 30

  • Steve

    Hi, I am not an official organizer, but I would like to see this happen. I have an amenity room at my apartment that will hold about 30 (not 158!). I will check for availability in early December and see if I can book it for this event. When I have a confirmed date, I will post it here and the first 30 people who contact me through Meetup will be the group. If it is fun and successful, I may try again in the new year with another group of 30, until we work our way through the wait list. If you are born from Jan.-June you will bring French wine, and if you are born July-Dec. you bring a Californian. If you are born in an even numbered month you bring some cheese and crackers, and if you are in an odd month you bring some cold meat. We will stick the wine in bags, people will taste and vote and we will see who wins. Maybe we will taste, watch half the movie, taste some more, finish the movie and then finish off what ever is left.

    4 · November 8

    • Mireya

      Sounds fun Steve, lets do it with good wines, good food, good music, good movie and good people... why not? lol

      November 9

    • Lon in L.

      Uhmmm... i just joined today. .. just read the comments. Is this group still active? If not, can't someone borborrow the members list and get it started again? Either that or can someone please recommend an active wine Meet Up to me?

      December 19

  • Lon in L.

    July?? I just joined today, so forgive my newbie ignorance, but why on earth not get together sooner? (Today is December 19, 2014 )
    Especially with such an amazingly huge interest in this event! (I'm just sayin'!)

    December 19

  • Marcia S.

    It's Halloween soon. Let's think of this as

    THE THREAD THAT WOULD'NT DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 · October 20

    • Tracy

      A 3+ year old soiree that never got off the ground. What a good idea this would have been!I suppose the organizer keeps it on to make the front page look busy. Kinda like lining up for 45 minutes in front of the night clubs on Granville, just to be let in to a 3/4 empty venue! lol

      2 · November 8

    • Marcia S.

      Perfect analogy , Tracy!

      November 29

  • Kim H

    Hello, sounds like an awesome group! Love the previous post idea, count me in! Have a super week!

    November 28

  • Sarah H.


    November 9

  • Carla K.

    I would love to see this movie with you all but how do I RSVP is there is no date set aside yet?

    October 20

    • Dan

      This event idea has been awaiting a venue and date since 2011... someday someone will pull it together

      1 · October 20

  • myrtle m.

    Love nappa wines travel often to California so I have been exposed to their wonder Vancouver is more convienent oakridge sounds perfect

    October 25, 2013

  • Richard

    Since I am not the organizer.Therefore, would the person in charge
    phone the Oakridge mall tel:[masked], for renting the Auditorium, 4 hrs min, $65 per hrs, need non profit certificate for this
    rate, probably need a liquor license for wine tasting?

    September 4, 2013

  • Richard

    Did anybody check out Oakridge Senior Center, it is large enough for
    a hundred, it should not be a problem for wine tasting and see a film!

    September 3, 2013

    • Canon B.

      Sounds good. Close to the train station too. Do they charge for using the space?

      September 3, 2013

    • julie

      That sounds like a great idea! :)

      September 4, 2013

  • Jacqueline

    I'm very interested.. but depending on date, time & location. I can't make it on Fridays.

    September 3, 2013

  • Jacqueline

    I'm interested in this event... Please confirm exact date, time & location. If I've missed it, will there be a second event?

    September 2, 2013

    • Steve

      I already volunteered my place for 30, but no response from the organizers...

      2 · September 2, 2013

    • Canon B.

      Cool, thanks very much for this. Please remind the group where in the region your place is, and maybe we can start eyeing a date?

      September 3, 2013

  • Liz H.

    Please confirm date & location when available so I know for sure. This is just a note of interest in this type of event.

    September 2, 2013

  • Liz H.

    Please confirm date & location when available so I know for sure. This is just a note of interest in this type of event.

    August 17, 2013

  • Stefanie

    Hi-Anyone knows when ? Day and time?

    June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad you host this event ^^ See you there.

    June 1, 2013

  • Dan

    This meetup idea has been sitting here with no action for almost 2 year now... Not holing my breath bout it happening!

    April 5, 2013

  • Stefanie

    date abd time?

    April 4, 2013

  • Stefanie

    Where is location?

    April 4, 2013

  • Stefanie

    Lot people are going?

    April 4, 2013

  • Richard

    Is that mean, this Meetup have no tasting test or any meet up event in the near future?

    April 4, 2013

  • Marcia S.

    This is beginning to be like an urban myth. Misty is no longer on the scene. It was first posted almost two years ago. Drew, somebody, anybody, can we put this event out of it's misery?

    April 4, 2013

  • debbie

    that sound great

    April 3, 2013

  • Chris F.

    Does a weak wine taste better sipped from a great glass? How can that be tested?

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It's great idea, look forward to meeting everyone and a good wine tasting...

    March 15, 2013

  • Fatima

    I will love to meet new friends...and taste a good wine...see you soon...

    March 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, I'm noticing that this group doesn't meet too often, which is too bad, because it's a great idea. Is there the possibility of an event planned between now and July?

    February 3, 2013

  • Chris F.

    I just got all these wine glasses from my brother. Nice ones. Riedels and Rosenthals. Does it really make a difference what kind of glass I use? Hey, if the only thing available is a dixie cup then it's that or right through the neck like beer. Some of these wine glasses are so big I can get my face right into it. What's the best wine glass out there? (besides dixie . . .)

    January 15, 2013

  • debbie

    that sound so much fun...when is it

    December 13, 2012

  • Jennifer B.

    I would love to go if I could get a date and place :)

    November 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    If this is still going to happen at some point?

    November 25, 2012

  • Amy

    Love to join! If this falls on a day when I'm home, I will be there.

    November 6, 2012

  • Canon B.

    Sounds great. Unfortunately, I'm on the road for 3 or 4 weeks, so I'll have to miss this one.

    October 20, 2012

  • ron

    My office has a very large board room that may be perfect for this it is downtown it may be available.

    October 20, 2012

  • Liza

    So, are we going to do this event soon? There seems to be several offers and suggestions.

    October 7, 2012

  • Steve

    I could do this in my apartment's amenity room, but only for 30.

    October 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope the event will be on a Saturday evening.

    September 11, 2012

  • Linda W

    Sounds like fun. I'm in.

    July 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    holy.. i just noticed it has been posted since july of 2011!!!!!!

    July 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    second storey theatre in port coquitlam also can be rented... are we doing this or what!!!!

    1 · July 10, 2012

  • lynda

    Beautiful location, tasting fine wine, meeting men......what more can you ask for. I am There. Hope the location will be vancouver.

    July 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this event. Watched Bottle Shock a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it.

    July 2, 2012

  • Owen T.

    Can we commit to having this happen sometime in August?

    1 · June 12, 2012

  • Dan

    With that number of people you may also be able to get a distributor like Mark Anthony Brands or Beam Global or a local specialty store like Liberty Wine Merchants or Marquis or Everything Wine to do a tasting and offer on site sales... Misty mentioned July in original post - now October?

    June 12, 2012

  • Canon B.

    Fascinating idea, Dan. Thanks for suggesting it.

    June 12, 2012

  • Dan

    With close to 50 signed up you might want to consider the Rio Theatre on Broadway. They obviously have professional projection - but also have new liquor licence so could serve legally. They would also promote event if you want so could attract new members to this group. Contact Corinne Lea there if you want to check it out... she's always looking to create new community events for her theatre.

    June 12, 2012

  • Susan

    Clearly this event is not going to happen :(

    June 5, 2012

  • Catherine H.

    I live in Richmond. My complex has a room we can seat 18 or so. Walkable from Brighouse skytrain, I can book with two or three weeks notice.

    1 · April 13, 2012

  • Canon B.

    I might be able to host. Our condo does have a theater room, but I have never checked it out, so I don't know if it's appropriate. I have loads of Napa Cab in my wine fridge. And I own a copy of the DVD.

    I'll check out the room (if I can remember!) and check back in at this space.

    By the way, I live on the Yaletown Marina, for those wondering how far they would have to travel - 1 block away from the Canada Line.

    1 · April 13, 2012

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