Friday, April 27, 2012

Grab your wine glass......Sideways is the featured movie at Food 'n Flix

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: and please include:

-Your name

-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!


  1. Yay! I'm excited that you picked Sideways this month. I haven't seen it since it first came out...but I did order it from Amazon and it's been sitting on my shelf waiting for this month! Can't wait to watch it again and get inspired. Thanks for hosting this month, Tina. =)

  2. You are very welcome Heather. We like a wine themed movie!

  3. Me too. I can't wait to re-watch this film. I am already thinking about food/wine pairings. Thanks for picking a great foodie film and thanks for hosting.

  4. Hey there lady! Looks like a good movie choice and just so happens to be one that I haven't seen yet. Hopefully I'll get my act together in time to participate. So many times I end up watching the movie and then never get around to making anything. Hope you guys are doing well!

  5. You guys will have fun with this movie. I hope. I can't stand Jack...but that's just me :-)

  6. I have never heard of this movie, but i know we will love it. Now I have to find it.

  7. This movie is a lot of fun to watch, I've seen it several times and will watch it again (good occasion!). Open mind in required to watch it! :)

  8. Thanks so much for hostessing!! You've done a great job!!

    Thanks for the disclaimer Marina! I wasn't offended by the depiction...I was offended by his personality! LOL! I had a hard time pulling inspiration from the mind didn't go to food and wine pairings. Maybe that's why it was a struggle for me. A fun struggle, but a struggle nonetheless!

  9. I'll send you an email, but I just posted a Corn & Cheese Chowder for Sideways. Thanks for hosting--it was fun to watch this one again as it's been a while. ;-)

  10. I finally got my post up! Thanks for hosting - I am looking forward to the roundup.


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