Fifth part of the passionate history between cinema and wine. End of June, the holidays approaching with a sun already at the “rendezvous”, it smells barbecues with friends, small restaurants and “road-trip” on our beautiful French roads. Obviously, this is the menu of the day!
We go back 50 years to find the famous Louis de Funès. Then he played Mr. Septime, the owner of a famous gourmet restaurant, who did not hesitate to disguise himself as a customer to measure the professionalism of his staff … sometimes on the verge of humiliation. Look at it!
Here poor Paul Preboist, the sommelier, does what he can to face this enraged fellow. It nevertheless recommends classics:: the AOP Muscadet, a dry white wine from the Nantes region based on Melon de Bourgogne, because of its floral and citrus flavor, goes very well with seafood … and why not with a radish. With the Sauternes, we go in the extreme inverse and brings you all that has more fat in this legendary AOP of the southwest of France, true sacred place of the sweet wine. It reminds of good memories… But what do you want to face a “demi-doux” ???
2) Now we go for barbecue with friends. Always synonymous with good table wines and feasting, our band of friends seems rather oriented sangria. Why this video is found in this section will you tell me? Watch and talk about it again:
If this comedy “Barbecue” does not remain in the annals of the cinema, this scene makes an impression by this famous sangria to the Petrus. There, one returns to the mythical: located in the appellation Pomerol, but never classified, it is nevertheless considered one of the lords of Bordeaux. In the 1920s, Mme Loubat tried to compete with the Médoc wines by drawing the best of the terroir. But Petrus changed its dimension with the arrival ofJean-Pierre Moueix, who brought the legendary oenologist Jean-Claude Berrouet. A eux deux, Petrus devient une référence mondiale, jusqu’à le faire connaître aux Kennedy… Together, Petrus becomes a world reference, until it becomes known to the Kennedy … Besides, we do not compromise with quality: mediocre vintages, you can not find 1956, 1965 and 1991, considering these years unworthy of his fame! Small shade however: in the extract Guillaume de Tonquédec uses the term “castle”, or Petrus is one of the few Bordeaux not to mention, having no building on the estate. Besides, look carefully at the label of a Petrus and you will not see a castle …
3) Finally, if you do not have the time to take the car to make a small wine route, Benoît Poelvoorde gives you an excellent idea to get there at less cost:
Same thing as the previous one, if the film did not packed me, the idea of the Salon des Vins to make the wine route, I admit that it was necessary to find this one! But finally, accompanied by his father (in the person of Gérard Depardieu), the wine route becomes concrete and takes place in the Beaujolais … hence the film gets its name: Saint-Amour. A member of the ten wines in this region, mostly gamay, there are light wines and red fruits. However, some producers put on the guard and leave the wines more tannic and structured. What good memories…again ! And then let’s be honest, who never came out from a “salon” slightly (see downright) alcoholic 😉