Bill Pullman lowers his voice when he confesses he’s not really a wine guy. Not his fault.
“I lost my sense of smell when I was in my early 20s. So, it affects my ability to really determine the nuances. It’s like golfing for me, I can only joke at it or cheat,” the actor said in a recent call from Chateau Montelena in the northern end of Napa Valley. It’s the setting and main location for the movie “Bottle Shock,” opening today.
Although we told the actor Alan Rickman that we liked his new film, “Bottle Shock,” we also had to admit to him that we knew less than nothing about its subject matter, the making of wine. Rickman admitted that, having now done “Bottle Shock,” he still knows very little about the art and science of viticulture. But that’s not to suggest that he simply walked away from the movie, either.