The inspirational real back story of "Bottle Shock" and who was truly behind the Napa Valley Winners at the 1976 "Judgement of Paris".



Mark and Steven at the Berlinale Film Premiere

On March 9th, 2021, my dearest friend, mentor and one of the kindest people I've known in my life passed away. I send my deepest condolences to his wife Bella, his family and friends. The wine world has lost one of the most important personages and wine ambassadors and a true light in the industry and in our lives. Steven Spurrier will be missed dearly and with him a one of lights of our terroir of earth has left. Steven was also kindly part of and a champion of this film. I love him and will dearly miss him. May you rest in peace and always have fine wine wherever your travels yonder take you. Rest in Peace dear Steven. With love, Mark Tchelistcheff


World Premiere at Berlinale
The Berlin International Film Festival

North American Premiere at
The Mill Valley Film Festival

Winner Best Documentary
Devour Film Food Festival

Winner Best Documentary
Vero Beach International Film Festival


Berlin International Film Festival
Sofia International Film Festival
Moscow International Film Festival
Transatlantyc International Film Festival
Haifa International Film Festival
Mill Valley Film Festival USA
Boulder International Film Festival
San Louis Obispo International Film Festival
Sonoma International Film Festival
Winner Best Documentary
Devour International Festival
Vero Beach International Film Festival






A Feature Length Documentary Film
Directed by Mark Tchelistcheff
Narrated by Ralph Fiennes




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