Shared by my dear friend and wine correspondent Jos Vitol, Mondovino is a documentary film by American filmmaker Jonathan Nossiter, who happens to be a sommelier himself with a life long passion for wine.

The documentary exposes the globalization effects that wine critics like Robert Parker and oenologists like Michel Rolland have into the development of a single wine style, independent of terroir, grape varieties, fermentation or character development processes. Small independent wineries, who develop their own particular style of wine,  struggle against what appears to be a carefully formulated procedure to fit the taste buds of the masses. It is a 2h00 minute long documentary, but I can assure you that you will enjoy the witty comments by the true personas, who still produce wine for the love of it!

Next time you order a bottle of wine, make sure it’s not a globalized wine…