Coming to VOD today, Friday, November 18: SOUR GRAPES
Jerry Rothwell and Reuben Atlas’ chronicle of an unprecedented wine fraud debuted at Hot Docs. Screenings followed at the recently concluded DOC NYC, Sheffield, Melbourne, Hamptons, and Tallgrass, among other events. It now comes to VOD via Netflix.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
Rudy Kurniawan, an unassuming young Indonesian man, makes a splash when he begins to attend specialty wine auctions. An apparent wine savant, his aggressive buying helps lead the wave that sees fine wine prices skyrocket before the 2008 financial crisis. Kurniawan amasses $35 million from auctioning off rare wines from his own collection. But after suspicious bottles are discovered making their way through elite wine circles, controversy erupts, prompting an investigation with surprising results.