Vintage Screenings combine fantastic films with themed wine tastings in the stunning setting of Averys Wine Merchants’ historic wine cellar. Back by popular demand, Sideways is the the quintessential Vintage Screening movie – just don’t mention Merlot!
Drink along to this surprise comic hit, which follows two amateur wine tasters on a misadventure through Santa Barbara Wine County, with a selection of delicious wines in the style of Pinot Noir.
When aspiring writer Miles (Paul Giamatti) takes his best friend Jack (Thomas Haden Church) to Santa Barbara County for his stag party, he expects it to be a sophisticated weekend of wine tasting. However, Jack is desperate for one final fling before his marriage, and Miles is dragged along. As Miles’ plans are derailed and the hedonistic behaviour increases, both men are forced to address their own shortcomings and reevaluate their relationships – including the ones that they are forming in Santa Barbara.
Starring: Paul Giamatti | Thomas Haden Church | Virginia Madsen | Sandra Oh
Director: Alexander Payne
Screenplay: Alexander Payne | Jim Taylor
Producer: Michael London