Mondovino

If Sideways made you curious about vino, this fierce, funny and challenging doc opens up a world worth debating. Jonathan Nossiter has a nose for what gets lost as the wine industry goes global, pushing speed over maturation and squeezing out the individual in favor of mass production. Since the crisis applies to film, music and other arts, Mondovino is a potent provocation that gets to the heart of Paul Giamatti's crack in Sideways about "no fucking Merlot."

From The Archives Issue 380: October 14, 1982