If – like me! – you didn’t make it up early enough to catch The Wine Geese, the first part of the series is online here (I can’t seem to find it on the Lyric podcasts page) and there’s more information about the documentary on the Lyric FM website competition over at GreatFood.ie to win a trip to Bordeaux, staying at Château Magnol, the home vineyard of Barton & Guestier. When you listen to The Wine Geese, you’ll hear more about the Barton family and their ties to Ireland from Lillian Barton.
I did somehow hear some of this recently, can’t think where or when – but thank you for the link to the full episode(s).I wish I had more time to keep up with everyone whose writing I enjoy, and I’m sorry not to be a more frequent participant here.By the by, I see that the writing-wine-NZ connexion is being reinforced with what looks like a scenery-chewing film adaptation, filmed in Auckland, of Elizabeth Knox’s “The Vintner’s Luck”. Trailer here at the moment.
Scenery-chewing is right! Demented wigs, handsome angels, not-so-laced-up bodices and passionate wine makers – what more would you need for a night at the flicks?!Speaking of wine films, did you get to see Bottle Shock last year? I know that Tomas talks to Jim Barrett of Chateau Montelena for The Wine Geese. He’s a fascinating character.
No, I haven’t seen Bottle Shock yet. I have Mondovino lurking on the laptop for a rainy day, though, and I gather there’s another wine spoofumentary on the way – so no shortage of wine watching. We have a coupla bottles of Montelena on the shelf, though. Maybe I could pick up some sale-inducing stories…I must find out when the NCOG trip to Sunnyside is on – we’re not so far away these days and perhaps I could sneak in at the back.
It sounds as if Bottle Shock rather sensationalised the whole thing – despite Jim Barrett having had a hand in approving the script for the film. I’d still like to get a look at it, and at Mondovino.We’re heading to Sunnyside on Sunday 9 August. I’ll email you with the details – maybe see you there!