"Wine Calling" Movie Review

"Wine Calling" Movie Review

11 out of 12

I love a good glass of wine. But, I haven’t put a lot of thought into how wine is made. Wine Calling sheds some light on the laborious process of natural winemaking.

The French documentary takes viewers to vineyards in south France where a new wave of traditional winemaking and farming practices is happening, and the sense of innovation, expertise, and community that the movie communicates is a major asset to this industry and the film’s entertainment value.

I am certainly no expert in fine wines, but one of the things that makes this documentary so inspiring is the winemakers talking about how they entered the wine industry with very little knowledge as well. They emphasize that winemaking is a constant learning process, and even with their experience now, they must learn and adapt every year to hopefully execute their craft successfully.

“There’s no Holy Grail in winemaking,” one interviewee says as he explains the need to always adapt. But what is abundantly apparent in the documentary and in their work ethic is the passion these people have for the art of making wine.

It’s a documentary full of winemakers not afraid to admit their flaws. But, they’re a group that are also rightfully obliged to drink to their successes.

 Acting and Casting - 2 | Visual Effects and Editing - 2 | Story and Message - 2 | Entertainment Value - 2 | Music Score and Soundtrack - 2 | Reviewer's Preference - 1 | What does this mean?

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