How a French winemaker poured himself into the film "Back to Burgundy"
After seeing so many films get winemaking wrong, one vintner decided to lend a helping hand.
Everyone’s a critic. But Burgundy vigneron Jean-Marc Roulot is particularly emphatic about giving a thumbs down to most films set in wine country. “So many are just clichés. The work is wrong, the way people speak about wine is wrong, the way they taste is wrong.”
With Back to Burgundy, a new film by Cédric Klapisch, Roulot had the chance to make it right. Not only was he there as a supporting actor playing the part of winery manager, he’d also been tapped to serve as script consultant and technical advisor to the writer-director, another stickler for factually based dramas.
Published in EATER.COM on April 11, 2018.