This week’s “Cogill Wine and Film, A Perfect Pairing” Podcast, on reVolver Podcasts, takes us around the galaxy, and the country, with the latest Marvel Comics film sure to be a blockbuster, pairing with a “SAVED” wine from tattoo artist, Scott Campbell, and we both have a wine-filled adventure in Sonoma for the 28th Annual Passport to Dry Creek Valley. More on the film and wine below.
We’ll follow up with details on “Passport to Dry Creek,” including where to stay, sip and eat in the beautiful region, shortly….I am still dreaming about the Ahi Poke at Valette in Healdsburg… To listen to the show, click here and link to “Episode 45.” And be sure to subscribe through iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify or IHeartRadio.
The Film: “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 2”
Break out your 1980’s mixtape because, “The Guardians Of The Galaxy,” are back and reunited feels so good. Chris Pratt returns as Peter Quill, the half human, half celestial still looking for his past. The engaging oddball family includes Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Bradley Cooper as a talking raccoon, Dave Bautista as Drax, and the scene stealer, Vin Diesel, this time as “baby” Groot.”
Explaining what happens in “Vol. 2” is like explaining our current tax code, but the multiple plot lines involve a sister conflict and plenty of familiar faces including Sylvester Stallone, Michael Rooker as a blue buccaneer, and Kurt Russell as Ego.
“The Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” is directed with a sense of chaos and urgency by James Gunn and just when you think his movie might fall apart, it doesn’t. The effects are elaborate, even over the top, but what makes it worthwhile for kids and adults are the characters who are irreverent and endearing.
“Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” will be satisfying to fans and confusing to newcomers so the more you know going in the better. And the music is terrific from Cat Stevens to Fleetwood Mac to Looking Glass. It’s all about family, no matter how weird you feel or how odd you might look.
The Wine: Saved Wines
For our “guardians” who are out to save the planet from Kurt Russell, SAVED Wines from tattoo artist, Scott Campbell and named after his SAVED tattoo studio in Brooklyn. The goal and the name of SAVED wines is to represent the freedom you find when you fully give in to your passions.
This idea is something Gary and I both relate to as we took the leap from stability in corporate America to follow our passions in wine and film. Though we both miss the consistency of the paycheck we had in those days, I think both of us share the joy we have found by being able to express ourselves and our love of the artistry found in wine and film through our work today.
SAVED creates two wines, a robust Red Blend and Magic Maker Rosé, with labels by Scott Campbell, each with a hidden meanings behind the design. Each embodies the symbolism of the life stories that are so often shared over a bottle of wine, again something we celebrate and cherish.
I prefer their SAVED Magic Maker dry Rosé. A blend of Grenache, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese for a fresh, crisp and lively wine layered with tangerine, strawberries, and apple, perfect for summertime Rosé sipping.