The great thing about documentaries is they give one an eye into the world, and with Our Blood Is Wine we focus on the 8,000 year-old winemaking tradition of The Republic of Georgia. The one line summary has me eagerly awaiting its DVD release in May . . .
Director Emily Railsback and sommelier Jeremy Quinn visited Georgia, whose history of wine dates back to 6,000 B.C., to learn more about the region’s winemaking methods and, more importantly, get to know the area’s inhabitants. After 70 years of Soviet occupation and one 7-year Russian embargo (2006-2013), Georgia’s wine revival is in full bloom.
The documentary had its world premiere at the 2018 Berlin Film Festival and it’s currently available on streaming platforms (Amazon Instant, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, Vudu). Since I’m as old school as the Georgians who make the wine, I’m still all about physical media (and thus Blu-ray and DVD street dates still hold their value).
The DVD, which comes out May 22 via Music Box Films, features deleted scenes, original sketch and poster gallery. I’ll be requesting a streaming link and be reviewing this title as soon as possible, so stay tuned!