Came across this a while back but with this wine mockumentary gaining some momentum and set for wider release (I believe) in August I thought I would share it here.
Corked is a movie that, in the genre of This Is Spinal Tap and Best In Show, ridicules and mocks the world of wine. To me I am not sure you can beat Spinal Tap for this genre of movie but the makers of Corked (@corkedthemovie for the Twitterati) are certainly doing their best. Oliver Styles at Decanter.com profiles the cast of characters:
Characters in the film include Jerry, the independent winemaker ('eventually, I'll be the hospitality host – if I ever get a tasting room'), the marketing boss ('I certainly don't have to drink wine to sell wine'), Donald, the PR director of a large winery ('this is our provincial Italian courtyard - many people feel it evokes Tuscany...I like to think of it as a French chateau') and Dane, a vineyard manager with a 120dB bird scarer.
Dane is looking like a scene stealer in this film but you know how misleading trailers can be. While the trailer looks hysterical PTC is hoping this isn't all there is to Corked as is so often the case with movie trailers. For your viewing pleasure, here is the trailer!