Bottle Shock producer Marc Lhormer on wine, film (Video)

bottle_shock_movie_posterThe movie BOTTLE SHOCK, based on true events, is all about upstart Napa wineries making a name for themselves against the favored French powerhouses at the now famous 1976 Paris Tasting—an event that shook the wine world. California wineries took first in both white (Chateau Montelena) and red (Stags’ Leap).

So it’s quite extraordinary that Loni and I had a chance to catch up with the film’s producer, Marc Lhormer, over lunch on the hallowed grounds of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. Located along the twisty and scenic Silverado Trail, the winery to this day continues to produce some of my favorite Cabs.

In this interview, Marc talks about BOTTLE SHOCK distribution and sales, social media campaigns and background on the script, characters and story. (Note: we included a brief opening segment with Kirk Grace, vineyard manager)

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  • Sue Furdek

    I'm afraid you referenced the wrong winery. It was Stag's Leap Wine Cellars, not Stags' Leap Winery (a neighbor down the road) that won the Paris Tasting and hosted the luncheon where your interview was taken. It's a common mistake given the similar names but the wineries and wines are quite different. For more insight, I encourage you to read the book Judgment of Paris which weaves the wonderful story of th historic Paris Tasting and all of its colorful characters. <br />
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    We're delighted you enjoy our cabs.<br />
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    Cheers,<br />
    Sue Furdek

  • Clinton Stark

    Sue, thanks for the clarification. We've fixed the error. Must be something about stags and that area!

  • I’m afraid you referenced the wrong winery. It was Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, not Stags’ Leap Winery (a neighbor down the road) that won the Paris Tasting and hosted the luncheon where your interview was taken. It’s a common mistake given the similar names but the wineries and wines are quite different. For more insight, I encourage you to read the book Judgment of Paris which weaves the wonderful story of th historic Paris Tasting and all of its colorful characters.

    We’re delighted you enjoy our cabs.

    Cheers,
    Sue Furdek

    • Sue, thanks for the clarification. We’ve fixed the error. Must be something about stags and that area!

  • I’m afraid you referenced the wrong winery. It was Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, not Stags’ Leap Winery (a neighbor down the road) that won the Paris Tasting and hosted the luncheon where your interview was taken. It’s a common mistake given the similar names but the wineries and wines are quite different. For more insight, I encourage you to read the book Judgment of Paris which weaves the wonderful story of th historic Paris Tasting and all of its colorful characters.

    We’re delighted you enjoy our cabs.

    Cheers,
    Sue Furdek

  • Sue Furdek

    I’m afraid you referenced the wrong winery. It was Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, not Stags’ Leap Winery (a neighbor down the road) that won the Paris Tasting and hosted the luncheon where your interview was taken. It’s a common mistake given the similar names but the wineries and wines are quite different. For more insight, I encourage you to read the book Judgment of Paris which weaves the wonderful story of th historic Paris Tasting and all of its colorful characters.

    We’re delighted you enjoy our cabs.

    Cheers,
    Sue Furdek

    • Sue, thanks for the clarification. We’ve fixed the error. Must be something about stags and that area!