Michel Rolland (shown above).
feng shui are bandied about. The wealthy wine folk here come across as generally shallow, image-conscious, entitled hypocrites. (Above are shown two members of the Mondavi family.) Simply hearing what the local liquor store owners have to say about these people pretty much seals the deal. Mr Nossiter never bulldozes; he simply asks questions and allows his interviewee's answers to become the noose that effectively hangs them.
Robert Parker (above) in Chapter 5: The Appian Way, and also learn about a then-relatively-new mode of production called "garage wines." You may note along the way the occasional look at the household pets or local birds. Nossiter has an eye for all sorts of fun moments and odd objects.
terroir, and we begin to understand the great important of this. As the Wine Spectator editors explains, "Terroirs go against the business of globalization." We also see more of wine critic Robert Parker, hear the love story of the De Montilles, and discover some delightful stuff about one of our favorite actresses, Charlotte Rampling.