Monday, June 8, 2015
Liquid Memory: Why Wine Matters author and Mondovino director Jonathan Nossiter returns with a fresh look at small-scale Italian vintners who eschew pesticides and chemicals. Drawing parallels between organic wine farming and film restoration, Nossiter intersperses strong testimony from four farmers in their vineyards in Piedmont, Tuscany, and Emilia with clips from silent comedies and newsreels. Preserving centuries-old traditions in the face of globalization (and crooked politics), their stories of resistance and environmentalism prove a strong vintage. A must-see for any foodie, wannabe sommelier, or even the casual wine fan, who will be hard-pressed to not buy organic after watching.