Max Koch Uncorked

Wine-soaked adventures through a twisted life…

Alexander Payne

A Very Special Gift

My very dear, very generous friend, Nicole, AKA Green Girl, recently hooked me up with a very SPECIAL gift. Turns out her sister works with the great and immensely talented Rolfe Kent, who provided the score…one of my all-time favorites, in fact…to Alexander Payne’s now legendary film, Sideways. I’m telling you, not a trip to California Wine Country […]

“Sideways” the NOVEL

Stunningly enough, I had never read Rex Pickett’s 2004 novel of “Sideways” until the beginning of this year. I think I avoided it for so long because I was so hopelessly smitten by the film adaptation, I didn’t feel I wanted to cheat on it by reading the book (the movie’s in my Top 5 of […]

Harvest Movie Night: “Sideways” at Kalyra

The wife and I are wine club members at Kalyra, and we’re all fired up to take in one of their Harvest Movie Night events this weekend. Can you guess which one? I’ll wait… You did it! Yes, that’s correct, we’re gonna sit outside and watch “Sideways” at the vineyard amphitheater while tasting Kalyra wines and mowing on […]