Starry Eyed “La La Land” with a Sparkler Filled With Stars on This Week’s Podcast

 

Stars are celebrated across the board on this week’s “Wine and Film, A Perfect Pairing” Podcast on reVolver Podcast. Gary has waited for months to celebrate the beauty, magic and music of “La La Land,” going so far to call it his absolute favorite film of the year. To pair with our starry eyed romantics, and two of our favorites, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, the original sparkler from the monk who saw stars in his glass, Dom Perignon. Gary’s review and a few notes on this classic Champange below. As well as his review from KXAS/NBC DFW here.

To pair with our starry eyed romantics, and two of our favorites, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, the original sparkler from the monk who saw stars in his glass, Dom Perignon. Gary’s review and a few notes on this classic Champange below. As well as his review from KXAS/NBC DFW here.

To listen to the show, follow the link here and click “Episode 26,” or subscribe through iTunes, Google, Spotify or iHeartRadio. And thanks for listening. We hope you are enjoying the show as much as we are. Now, run to see “La La Land.”

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The Film: “La La Land”

“La La Land” is an Oscar contending film starring Ryan Gosling as a jazz piano player looking for a place to play, and Emma Stone as an actress looking for a part to play. So what do they do? They meet, they fall in love, and they sing and dance because, well, they’re in “La La Land.”

“La La Land” seamlessly crosses back and forth between fantasy and reality. Mia and Sebastian are both career driven and living in a city known for beating down careers but that doesn’t stop them from showing up at the Griffith Observatory and dancing with the stars.

31 year old writer-director, Damien Chazelle, the director of “Whiplash,” created “La La Land” as a tribute to life’s possibilities. His movie is hoplessly romantic and emotionally realistic.

John Legend plays a friend and musician, and the film features an elevated discussion on what it takes to be an artist.

“La La Land” is rated PG-13 and from beginning to end will make you smile, think, and feel. It’s a cinematic masterpiece bathed in the colors of life that says romance and careers can be messy, even melancholy. But don’t let it stop you from dreaming. This is my favorite film of the year.

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For this magical, beautiful film of love and whimsy, you have to have champagne wishes and caviar dreams. And, it seems only fitting to go back to the beginning with a classic Dom Perignon Vintage Brut Champagne. Always a vintage brut, never released as a non-vintage, house style, as it always represents the best of that vintage year.
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Dom Pérignon lived from 1638–1715 in the Abbey of St. Peter in north-eastern France. He was a Benedictine monk and cellar master, noted for exclaiming that he was “seeing stars” in his glass of sparkling wine. Though it has never actually been proven he said it, though he did do many great things to improve the overall quality of wines, including perfecting the art of producing white wines from black grapes. He also introduced corks to fastened bottles to help keep wines fresh and sparkling.

The first vintage of Dom Pérignon was 1921, released for sale in 1936, several centuries after Dom Perignon passed away. The current release is 2006.

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