I wanted to give any interested parties plenty of notice on this.
Sideways is the featured movie at Food 'n Flix for May and guess what - I am hosting!
Sideways is about wine, friendship and discovery. Two of the main characters are Miles and Jack, both in their forties and unmarried. Except Jack is soon to be married...and he is looking for one last fling if he can manage it and Miles just wants to introduce his friend to California's wine country.
Miles and Jack are played by Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church (not exactly eye candy but ...hey) and they take a week-long road trip to enjoy the sights of vineyards, sample wines and just chill out on their last bachelor outing.
Virginia Madsen and Sandra Oh are the leading ladies. They are women who appreciate wine and want to become better acquainted with Miles and Jack.
Interesting fact about this movie (to me): Miles speaks passionately about Pinot noir and is outspoken about his hatred of Merlot. After the movie release in the U.S. (October 2004), Merlot sales dropped 2% while Pinot noir sales increased 16%. A similar trend occurred in British wine outlets according to "Sauce", a Food & Drink column in The Sunday Times. Wow....a movie caused a drop in sales of one particular wine ...over a comment. In a movie. That's amazing.
Ok, moving on........Here’s how to participate in Food ‘n Flix for the May movie:
1. Watch the film – Sideways. Taking inspiration from the film, head into the kitchen and cook or bake or make something.
2. Post about it on your blog with a link back to this post and a link to Food ‘n Flix. Use of the logo is optional but appreciated.
3. You must post must be current (during month of film). And of course we don’t mind if your post is linked to other events.
4. Email your entries to me at: email@example.com and please include:
-Your blog’s name and URL
-The name of your dish and the permalink to the specific post you’re submitting
-Attach a photo of any size (or give me permission to “pull” one from your post)
-Please Indicate “Food ‘n Flix Submission” in the subject line
Deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 30. My round up will be posted the first week of June.
OK, get out there and become inspired by Miles and Jack!