09 June 2012

Weekend Cooking: Corked! (Movie)

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I love a good mockumentary and when I learned that Corked! was about the wine business in northern California, I decided to take a look.

The film, by Ross Clendenen and Paul Hawley, looks at four vineyards as they get ready to compete for the prestigious Golden Harvest Award. As we travel around wine country, we learn truth about barmaids, producers, marketers, and tourists. From one-man operations to snooty faux-European chateaux, the cameras don't miss a thing. At first all seems to be running smoothly--albeit unconventionally--until a dead body is found in a vat. Tensions are high as we follow the wine makers to the gala event and the announcement of the coveted award.

For a fun evening, set out some cheese and crackers, open a bottle or two, and watch Corked! Maybe not the best movie I've ever seen, but definitely worth the watch.


Beth S. 6/9/12, 6:26 AM  

Hmmmm... I'm not sure about that one. I don't usually have luck with mocumentaries. Just not my style of humor I guess.

Libby 6/9/12, 8:06 AM  

Yea, I'm a big fan of satire. :D The kids would probably even get a kick out of it because as a rule teens like to mock (but not to be mocked)!

(Diane) bookchickdi 6/9/12, 8:25 AM  

It seems like the filmmakers are going for a Christopher Guest-type movie here.

jama 6/9/12, 8:31 AM  

I'm up for it! Looks like a fun summer's evening entertainment. :)

caite 6/9/12, 8:51 AM  

Having a couple of bottles will help, no doubt..lol

Heather @girlichef.com 6/9/12, 9:47 AM  

Ha! This looks funny. I'll definitely look for it - summer fun! =)

Peggy Ann 6/9/12, 10:16 AM  

Hmmm, don't have to drink wine to love wine? It looks hilarious!

Esme 6/9/12, 10:40 AM  

This sounds like fun-where do you find your movies-you come up with titles I have never heard of.

Uniflame 6/9/12, 10:48 AM  

I wonder if the film will be good to watch if you never have wine. But I love the look of vineyards with all those tasty grapes :)

Peaceful Reader 6/9/12, 11:31 AM  

Ahhh. I'm so happy to have made it back to weekend cooking! I love the sound of this mockumentary. Thanks for highlighting it.

Rose City Reader 6/9/12, 11:46 AM  

That's going on my Netflix queue right now!

Heather 6/9/12, 12:23 PM  

Sounds amusing. Thanks for the review.

Little Nell 6/9/12, 1:36 PM  

I’ll look out for this one, thank you!

Robin McCormack 6/9/12, 2:51 PM  

Sounds like a show my hubby and I would enjoy watching. We love wine.

Carole 6/9/12, 4:39 PM  

Hi Beth, the movie does sound like fun. This week I have linked in Feijoa chutney and Food on Friday: Avocado. Have a great week.

PS Yesterday I started June's Books You Loved - you or some of your readers might like to contribute to it.

Sandy Nawrot 6/9/12, 5:00 PM  

I like Christopher Guest mockumentaries, but not totally sure about this one. I would have to be in a goofy mood!

Tasha B. 6/9/12, 8:17 PM  

It seems like California wine snobs are rich fodder for comedies. ;)

bermudaonion 6/9/12, 9:05 PM  

I've never heard of a mockumentary but this does sound interesting.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog 6/9/12, 9:44 PM  

I haven't seen this before, the poster illustration is hilarious. oops!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 6/9/12, 11:31 PM  

Looks like a fun movie, I like mockumentaries, have to check it out! I made a mistake on my link title. It's not rustic guacamole or grilled calamari which was very good. But the title of the link should be South Carolina BBQ Sauce. Are you able to fix that? Sorry! The URL is correct.

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