Serie 30', Dokumentation, Deutschland, 1989, 15 x 30', Farbe
Whether you’re an expert and connaisseur or just enjoy a glass of good wine now and again, the documentary series THE WINEMAKERS is for you!
Christian Rischert has travelled through the most famous and important wine-producing regions, such as Burgundy, the Southern Tyrol or Tuscany, to create one of, if not the, most comprehensive and entertaining guides to the grape and its juices ever seen. His commentary, backed-up by thorough research, brings the world of wine to both the layman and pro- fessional in a way few other documentaries ever have or could.
While the series concentrates on the facts of winemaking, Rischert doesn’t neglect the people who make it, allowing them to talk about their own lives, the regions in which they live and their lives as vintners. It’s anintimate look inside another world as viewers learn of the problems and opportunities facing this ancient industry in today’s modern world of globalisation and technology.
Experienced documentary filmmaker Rischert also lets the viewer ex- perience this life close up as the wind blows through the vines, the grapes give off their scent and the sun bathes the idyllic landscapes. But neither does he shrink from showing the less than idyllic side of the industry, with its hard, unfair and even illegal practices. The result is a playful, emotional and rational, high-quality depiction of wine, mankind and society. So raise a glass to THE WINEMAKERS, documentary television at its best!