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Reel Reviews – Special Roundtable – Sideways

Reel Review – Sideways Roundtable Discussion. As promised, I got together with the guys from Grape Radio for a great roundtable discussion of the film Sideways. We had a blast discussing the film and its impact on Merlot, Pinot Noir and the beautiful wine country of Santa Barbara, California.

Enter the Sideways DVD give away:
(Entry Period has ended.) Heres your chance to get in on the action – Fox Searchlight Pictures provided us with 5 copies of the DVD to give away. To enter, click on the “Email entry for Sideways contest” in the right-hand column under Sideways DVD Contest. Note: Double your chance to win by also entering at Grape Radio. The contest expires April 14th, 2005. Thanks again to DVDtalk for all their help. While you are at it, you can help support the podcast by voting here thanks! Update: winners have been announced.

Direct download: Reel Reviews – Sideways (44:06min 20.3MB)


Links to continue the Sideways experience:

Wineries in the movie:
> Sanford Winery
> Andrew Murray Vineyards
> Firestone Winery
> Fess Parker Winery (Frass Canyon)

Other show links:
> Hitching Post II Restaurant
> Los Olivos Cafe & Wine Merchant
> Sideways Tour Map

7 Responses to “Reel Reviews – Special Roundtable – Sideways”

  1. Gravatar Icon 1 Cody Sims Apr 13th, 2005 at 12:56 pm

    I borrowed the movie from my friend THE SAME DAY HE BOUGHT IT. I have to get a copy. If i don’t win, I’ll still go out and buy a copy, but I’m a poor college student. HELP, i need more Sideways. Also wanted to say that I think Paul Giamatti is definately making his way up. Ever think of doing American Splendor as a Reel Review?

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Harry Fuller Apr 13th, 2005 at 6:04 pm


    I have to say this podcast was the best. When people ask me what is so great about podcasting I will point them immediately to your site and this podcast in particular (as well as Grape Radio!) you guys were amazing. What impresses me about your podcasts is your sincerity and the enthusiasm for your subject matter. I usually go straight from the podcast to my Netflix queue to get the movie and I definitely will be picking up a few from your Amazon links. Keep up the outstanding work.

  3. Gravatar Icon 3 Michael Apr 14th, 2005 at 8:28 am


    Thanks for the comment and good luck! The contest wraps up tonight and we’ll announce winners soon. Also, I really like American Splendor – that is one I’ll certainly have to do.

  4. Gravatar Icon 4 Michael Apr 14th, 2005 at 8:32 am


    Thank you very much for you kind words about the shows. It is gratifying to know that people are enjoying the show.

    Thanks again.

  5. Gravatar Icon 5 Joe Apr 15th, 2005 at 10:08 am


    Another great show. Loved the roundtable with the Grape Radio Guys. The insight into Sideways and the different wines was fantastic. Keep up the great work.


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