10/10/2018.- The Cinema & Wine series returns for the fifth year running at the 63rd Seminci festival, featuring new activities and three screenings that invite audiences to delve into and learn more about the world of wine. Grand Cru, the feature documentary by director David Eng, brings us the story of Canadian Pascal Marchand, who arrived in the French region of Burgundy at age twenty-one. Falling in love with the place, he settled there and embarked on a journey not without its obstacles: a path to winemaking.
Argentina’s Nicolás Carreras depicts in his El mejor sommelier del mundo how the finest professionals devoted to this craft have only three days at the World Sommelier Competition to showcase their mastery and dedication. Competitiveness thus becomes one of the storyline’s protagonists. Lastly, Wine Calling, the documentary film by French director Bruno Sauvard, mixes rock and wine culture in a story where prominent winemakers share their experiences in the Occitanie region.
The showman José Corbacho will once again host this edition of Cinema & Wine, with an Honorary Spike awarded to wine grower and vintner Carlos Moro. Seminci’s Cinema & Wine series is promoted by the Ribera del Duero, Cigales and Rueda denominations of origin, as well as Valladolid City Council, Valladolid Provincial Council, the Department of Agriculture and Livestock of the Regional Government of Castilla y León (Tierra de Sabor), the LAVA arts lab, El Norte de Castilla newspaper, and the Europa FM and Onda Cero radio stations.