John Cleese – Wine For The Confused
I really enjoyed this…John Cleese is warm and funny, but actually interested in this subject and conveys it well. This is NOT some sort of “sommelier course” in wine, it is directed toward those with basic knowledge who want to learn a little more. People expecting some sort of advanced info be warned. Cleese picks a few common types of wine and visits local (to him) California vineyards to learn about the production process, and a little more about each type of wine. Some basic info about serving wine, ordering wine in restaurants, etc., is included…along with John’s mantra, “Drink what you like!”
It’s altogether un-snobby and enjoyable. My only complaint is that it’s too brief. I would like to see Cleese host some sort of ongoing wine series on the Food channel. I really love his style.
Regarding the preview of the movie at the beginning…I don’t know what the other reviewer was referring to when mentioning a preview with “lots of nudity”…that certainly wasn’t on the dvd I watched. What was there was a preview for a foreign film which had some sexual innuendo. Nothing too offensive, and certainly not worth giving this dvd a bad review!