There are certain unforgettable moments in history when America has triumphed against long odds and proved itself to the world: Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon; the U.S. Men's Hockey team beating the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics. But one such moment has never received the recognition it deserves: In 1976, a small American winery sent shock waves through the wine industry by besting the exalted French wines in a blind tasting, putting California wines on the map for good.
Two things worry me. One, Gailor didn't see it or hear anything about it at Sundance 2008. She goes every year and gives me a heads up on films she thinks will interest me. And two, our film critic Michael Sragow (and you know what I mean when I say "our") says it isn't being screened for critics.