André - The Voice of Wine

André - The Voice of Wine

USA / Deutschland 2016, Dokumentarfilm


"André – The voice of wine" takes us on a cinematic journey from Russia through Europe to America as we embrace the story of André Tchelistcheff, who devoted his life to the ancient craft of winemaking. André was a Russian aristocrat who spent his early years working and studying all around Europe before going to Napa Valley, California, where his life was filled with both tragedy and success as he helped to move the Californian wine industry from a virtually moribund state after the repeal of Prohibition. He had a direct impact on the 1976 Paris blind tasting, known as the "Judgement of Paris", staged by Steven Spurrier which turned the world of wine upside down.

André was not a businessman, but an artist and scientist whose heart and soul were devoted to wine. His philosophy about life and his love for wine continues to influence generations of wine makers throughout the world. The film will be told through André's own voice and the voices of those who knew him best featuring some of the most important wine makers today including Christian Mouiex, Michel Lafarge, Marchese Ludovico Antinori, Count Gelasio Gaetani d’Aragona, Greg Lafollette and Francis Ford Coppola among others.

Source: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)


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Originaltitel (DE) André - The Voice of Wine



Length:98 min
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Kulinarisches Kino