Natural Wine and Agriculture to the Rescue
From the director of Mondovino, a lively discussion of the expanding world of natural wine that considers the movement as a potential remedy for our current cultural crisis.
What if, ten years from now, an artist--a filmmaker, for example--will have become as marginal and anachronistic as a blacksmith? What if the actors in the cultural world are on the brink of extinction, not about to disappear like prehistoric animals, but worse--submitting to the status quo? Absorbed by a marketplace that increasingly devalues true artistic work? In Cultural Insurrection, award-winning filmmaker and sommelier Jonathan Nossiter considers these questions and offers a solution inspired by the rebellious, innovative figures transforming the way we produce and consume wine. This new generation of artisans, working closely with the earth to create exceptional natural wines, has assumed the role of dissenters that artists have abandoned, and we should look to them in order to revitalize contemporary art.
“Praise for Mondovino: The Series: “Subtle, full-bodied, characterful, blessed with a long, elegant finish that keeps you thinking...likely to leave you thirsting for more.” —TIME OUT “Thought provoking, witty, and entertaining.” —USA Today “Although Nossiter set out merely to find the character behind the wine industry, he ended up with a poignant look at some important issues, including deforestation, the corporation versus the independent company, and even communism. The result is an inside examination of a world very few people see.” —Peter Travers, Rolling Stone “A thoroughly engrossing deep dive into the world of winemaking...Nossiter, a former Sundance winner and a sommelier--now there's a combination--knows his stuff and asks all the right questions.” —The Hollywood Reporter”