Mondovino

Mondovino (2004)  

Posted by notbanned at Aug. 12, 2014
Mondovino (2004)

Mondovino (2004)
DVDRip | 712x464 | .MKV/AVC @ 1500 Kbps | ~188min | Audio: English AAC 192 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: English | 2.24 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Explores a thesis: that the deep colored, oak-aged taste of Bordeaux wines has become the world standard, following the writing of critic Robert Parker, the magazine "Wine Spectator," the consulting work of Michel Rolland of Pomerol, and the money of Mondavi, a publicly-traded corporation based in Napa with a family history of wine making. Wine makers worldwide, many using Rolland as a consultant, pursue this structure, color, and taste - to the detriment, argue some, of wine that should reflect the character of the land where the grape is grown, including the lighter Burgundy. A few old wine makers, from Aniane, Sardinia, and Argentina offer this argument.

Natural Resistance (2014)  

Posted by JohnSmith at Sept. 21, 2015
Natural Resistance (2014)

Natural Resistance / Resistenza Naturale (2014)
DVDRip | MKV / [email protected] kb/s | 720x304 | 1h 22mn | 797 MB | Italian: AAC, 122 kb/s (2 ch) | Subtiltes: English
Genre: Documentary

Ten years after the landmark wine documentary Mondovino, filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter returns to the subject, documenting the drastic shifts that have affected the industry in the time since. This time, the threat is no longer globalization, but an individual society. Natural Resistance follows four Italian winegrowers who live the life we all dream of: Giovanna Tiezzi lives in a converted 11th century monastery, and grow grains, fruit, and wine in a way that links to their ancient heritage. Corrado Dottori is a refugee from industrial Milan, who inherited his grandfather's farmstead and tends to it as an expression of agricultural social justice. Elena Pantaleoni works her father's vineyards and strives to create a utopian reality. Finally Stefano Belloti, the controversial radical farmer poet, disrupts the long established rules of farming from his avant-garde property in the Piedmont. Each of these farmers have encountered a fierce resistance as they struggle to make their dreams of a natural, sustainable, and ecologically just winemaking industry a reality. But these natural winemakers stand up against the "New World Economic Order" to offer a model of charmed and joyous resistance, hoping to stir the hidden rebel in all of us.