Sideways (2004) is an American comedy-drama film about two men, Miles (Paul Giamatti) and Jack (Thomas Haden Church), both in their forties. To celebrate Jack’s upcoming wedding, they decide to go on a wine trip through Santa Barbara County, California. The groom-to-be, however, falls in love with local wine pourer Stephanie (Sandra Oh) and encourages his friend Miles to date her friend Maya (Virginia Madsen). The story revolves around this double romance, against a background of beautiful vineyards in Santa Barbara wine country. Sideways is an excellent film to accompany your Californian Pinot Noir.
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