Uncorked – unmissable or incomprehensible?

Publicity still for Uncorked the movie

Contrasting views on a new movie with a wine-related theme, from wine writer Maggie Rosen and from Jancis.

Maggie Rosen writes Uncorked (a Netflix feature film, written and directed by Prentice Penny) is a clever and engaging take on the trope of the domineering old-school father, Louis (Courtney B Vance), who expects his son to take over the family business – a Memphis barbecue joint – and the son Elijah (Mamoudou Athie), who wants to do his own thing, in this case, become a Master Sommelier.

The film does a good job of tilting some familiar themes just enough to...