Wine, Food & Film
If you love nothing more than good cinema and good wine, then our Wine & Film Series was made to order for you at O-Cinema
If you love nothing more than good cinema and good wine, then our Wine & Film Series was made to order for you. We’re bringing you the best in contemporary world cinema and pairing it with some of the world’s finest wine for an unforgettable evening.
This month we’re presenting our most ambitious edition yet. Wine tasting from some of the finest vineyards in Argentina and Chile, delicious tasting of Organic Grass-Fed beef from Uruguay and the Miami premiere of The Way of Wine, with one of the wine world’s most celebrated figures and the star of the film, Sommelier Charlie Arturaola, in attendance.
The Film: THE WAY OF THE WINE The famous sommelier Charlie Arturaola arrives at the Mendoza, Argentina, to take part in the glamorous event “Masters of Food and Wine”, after having “travelled the world on a wine bottle”, as he usually says. Once in the event and before his tasting, between glamour, stress and marketing something unusual happens: he loses his palate. Charlie needs to recover it and fast. In the search of a solution for his problem, he has decisive encounters with the most important people of the wine world, like Michel Rolland, who thinks that he has to “wash” his palate with the best wines of the region. Charlie starts a journey from huge wineries through small vineyards and wine harvest’s processions getting closer with the people of the villages who work the vine. Realizing the failure of the advice, his journey becomes a return, getting away from that glamorous world where he thinks he belongs. It turns into a new journey towards his essence, his loved ones, his pains and real ghosts. “The ways of the wine” oscillates with cruelty between comedy and the true drama of a man who got lost because of his desire of belonging to a world, other than his own. An official selection of the prestigious Berlin and San Sebastian Film Festival’s, The Way of the Wine is a delightful sojourn into the world of wine.
THE WINES: Bodega Norton - Famed Argentine winery Bodega Norton will take us on a journey through their varied wines. With 5 vineyards spread over the main terroirs of the province of Mendoza – all of them within a privileged zone known as the First Zone for the quality of its grapes – Bodega Norton has the best grapes for the production of quality wines. Casa Bianchi - With 85 years in the wine business and recognized around the world for their exceptional wines, the Bianchi family has been a pioneer in the Argentine wine development and their wine is exported to more than 40 countries around the globe. Today, the fourth generation of the Bianchi family is the heir to the founder’s legacy to the art of creating wines. An art that grows and is enriched from generation to generation. Amplus Select - The word ‘Amplus’ comes from Latin for important, sophisticated, distinguished, and honorable. This line of fine wines from Chile represents the union of tradition and distinction of its Italian ancestors with the innovation of new times. These are modern wines with tremendous complexity and elegance, with whites that feature all the potential of the new Leyda Valley and reds with the tradition of Peumo in the Cachapoal Valley.
THE FOOD: Gaucho Ranch - Enjoy a varied pairing of fine wines from Argentina and Chile and Organic Uruguayan beef under the stars in O Cinema’s courtyard before the Miami premiere of The Way of the Wine. Our friends at Gaucho Ranch will offer up a delicious sampling of their 100% natural grass fed beef which is free of antibiotics, hormones and grains. This beef hails from the South American Pampas of Uruguay. Gaucho Ranch cattle roam the grasslands and graze on all natural pastures as much as they need and live in a stress free environment on a 100 year old family owned farm where Gauchos are still the traditional caretakers of the animals. The beef will be prepared on-site on a charcoal grill by Grill Master Javier Costa Alsina.
Menu will include tasting of: Organic Pork Sausages Organic Grass-Fed Ribeye Strip Steaks Organci Grass Fed Flap meat Organic Grass Fed Picanha Mignones artisanal breads Celebrated Sommelier Charlie Arturaola in person!
Sommelier Charlie Arturaola is legendary in culinary and oenological circles. A charismatic wine expert, Charlie approaches his life’s passion with expert knowledge and contagious enthusiasm. His unique presentations are enjoyed around the world where he is one of the most highly sought after educators and sommeliers in the fine wine world.
Arturaola is the president of the Miami based Grappolo Blu Inc. where he lectures, conducts educational tastings, acts as an expert appraiser for insurance companies, consults with foreign importers, and mentors new members of the wine community. His fluency in five languages has taken him from Brazil to Bordeaux and from Montefalco to Patagonia, allowing him to deliver his passion for wine in Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Charlie has been a featured sommelier and educator at many of the greatest wine festivals: Food & Wine Magazine’s Aspen Food & Wine Classic, The New York Wine Expo, Masters of Food and Wine in Mendoza and Buenos Aires, The Boston Wine Expo, Masters of Food & Wine in Carmel, and the Jackson Hole Wine Auction. He’s also presided at trade events, and conducted seminars at Fenavin, Albacete University, and Enologia 32. Charlie has been named Chevalier by the Ordre des Coteaux des Champagnes, a Distinguished Visiting Sommelier at Johnson & Wales University in Miami and adjunct professor for the school of hospitality at Lynn University.