Wednesday, 6 January, 2016
They say that no good story starts with “I was eating a salad” and the big screen and literature know it well. A glass of wine has inspired great artists, a good example is the film “Casablanca”, where champagne is an important element of many scenes that were recorded in the history of the classics.
Other examples are: the romance amongst vineyards between Keanu Reeves and Aitana Sanchez Gijon characters in the film “A walk in the clouds”; the italian grape harvest during World War II in “The Secret of Santa Vittoria”, with Anthony Quinn; the much acclaimed “Sideways”, the adventures of two men at their forties around the California vineyards. Also, we must add the big scenes, suspense would not be the same without the wine served at each audience with il capo in “The Godfather”; the wine at the disturbing dinners prepared by Hannibal Lecter or the more light-hearted, like Woody Allen’s comedy, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”.
Literature is not far behind this trend. The classic novel by John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath”, set in a decaying USA at the beginning of the ‘30s is another great example. Edgar Allan Poe also used wine as one of his main characters in “The Cask of Amontillado”, a dark story about vengeance, published in 1846; in Chile the writer Sergio Allard published in 2013 “Uvas de la Esperanza”, the first chilean novel in the gender about wine.
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