If there's any movie genre that begs for a real-world tie-in, it's wine-themed films. Who wants to watch people swirling glasses of deliciousness and not get to taste any of it?
That's the driving force behind a new wine-and-film festival happening in Santa Barbara, California between February 14 and March 2. Organizer Wil Fernandez is screening both feature-length and short films in multiple locations over the three-week period and simultaneously serving wine from the producers featured onscreen.
You might be wondering how a festival could fill a lineup with wine-themed films. Well, the criteria are a bit broad: These are not movie premieres, but the films must have been produced in the last two years. Here's the lineup: