Nov 05 2006

MacMurray

Type: Pinot Noir
Year: 2004
Location: Healdsburg, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California
Link: macmurrayranch.com
Rating: 7 out of 10
Description: MacMurray Ranch was purchased from the Porter family by famed actor Fred MacMurray in 1941. Fred raised his family on the ranch and they enjoyed the natural wonders of Sonoma County. This is a classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, with concentrated fruit flavors of deep black cherry complemented by subtle oak to add richness and depth on the finish. The secondary notes hint at the subtle spice, mushroom, forest floor or earthy notes.

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Nov 05 2006

Casarsa

Type: Pinot Grigio/Pinot Blanc
Year: 2003
Location: Italy
Rating: 5 out of 10
Opinion: I had this wine at my brother-in-law’s wedding reception. It was consumed along with the chicken dish. The wine was a combination of Pinot Grigio and Pinot Blanc (51%/49%). The wine did not compliment the dish as I had hoped it would. The wine lacked body and had a weak finish. Good party though.

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Nov 04 2006

The Shining v2.0

This is an overdue post about a trailer that was cut as part of a film editing contest. This trailer won the contest and is by far one of the funnier things I have seen this year.

Robert Ryang works as a film editor’s assistant in Manhattan for one of the owners of P.S. 260, a commercial postproduction house, cutting commercials for the likes of Citizens Bank, Cingular and the TriBeCa Film Festival.

A few months ago, he said, he entered a contest for editors’ assistants sponsored by the New York chapter of the Association of Independent Creative Editors. The challenge? Take any movie and cut a new trailer for it, but in an entirely different genre. Only the sound and dialogue could be modified, not the visuals, he said.

Here is a link to the trailer: The Shining Trailer

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