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The famous Sommelier Charlie Arturaola fell from grace after a momentary loss of his taste during the shooting of a movie. The image of "a Sommelier without palate" destroyed his career. After a few years, Charlie becomes a taxi driver The Duel of Wine, but he never gave up of dreaming to get his reward back. When Charlie accidentally gets to know the newcomer Italian sommelier, he will come with a helping hand from his friend Lino they both make a crazy plan to try to get back into the wine world and never ever gave up of dreaming to get his reward back. Charlie needs to recover it quickly. In search of a solution, he approaches major people in the wine world. He asks Michel Rolland, who suggests he “washes his palate with the finest wines of the world.” This leads him on a journey far away from his hectic party lifestyle and into the vineyards of Rioja Alavesa. While his wife (in real life and film), wine consultant Pandora Anwyl, becomes agent to star sommelier Luca Gardini (the Italian named 2010’s Best Sommelier in the World by the Worldwide Sommelier Association), Charlie must trick his way into the ultimate fictional wine taste-off, called the Duel of Wine, in Italy, Paris and New York.
Charlie has starring two films The Way of Wine and The Duel of Wine both are fun films with larger-than-life Charlie Arturaola providing plenty of laughs and madcap silliness amongst the serious side of wine. It is also an educating funny film for those who work in wine. It is a documentary, educating the wine rules especially for the sommeliers, drama with Love, and passion that set amid the vines and Charlie movies.
Charlie Arturaola, a charismatic Miami-based well-known sommelier, in his second feature film by Argentinean filmmaker Nicolas Carreras. The Duel of Wine, it is now presented in Miami on Wednesday 28th February 2018 6. P.M in the O-CInema #Ocinema Movie Northwest 29th Street, Wynwood, Miami, Florida, South Florida-USA
• Appetizer: Organic Pork Sausages & Black Pudding Sausages
• Grass-Fed Beef: Rump Cap or “Picanha” & Flap Meat or “Vacio”
• Side Dish: Mixed Green Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Balsamic Vinaigrette
• Artisanal Bread: Supplied by Sullivan Street Bakery
• Tannat from Canelones, Familia-DEICAS Uruguay
• Malbec from Argentina, Familia Catena Zapata, Argentina
• Chianti Classico, Carpineto, Tuscany, Zaccheo Family, Italy
• Sagrantino di Montefalco, Umbria, Italy, Arnaldo Caprai Family, Italy
• Barbera D’Asti, PIEMONTE, MICHELE CHIARLO Family, Italy
• Prosecco BISOL, Veneto, Bisol Family, Italy
• Carignano del SULCIS, Cantina Santadi, Sardegna Italy
• Zenato Winery, Veneto Nadia Zenato Family, Italy
The film has been making the rounds of international film festivals in Spain, Valladolid, Brazil, Australia; it was shot in some of Italy’s most evocative cities and wine regions, from Piedmont and the Veneto to Umbria and Sardinia.
The film is a madcap blend of farcical comedy and emotion, wine tasting and infomercial, featuring cameos of winemakers and chefs playing themselves. Among them are the naturally comic Marco Caprai of Montefalco’s the elegant Nadia Zenato of Valpolicella’s, the reserved Riccardo Illy of Brunello di Montalcino’s members of the Academia del Barolo and master chefs Gianfranco Vissani of Casa Vissani in Umbria and Jean-François Rouquette of Pur’ at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome.
“We’re showing some of the best wine European regions, the evening next Wednesday will be a tasting and special food,” says Arturaola. “It is the first time this film is presented in Miami Florida where there are wine traditions so it is a Florida Premiere.”
A native of Uruguay Charlie Arturaola is one of the ten top of the American Sumillers Association. He speaks five languages.
At times, The Duel of Wine can seem contrived as the action bounces among vineyards, detouring into Spain’s Basque Country and Rioja Alavesa.
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