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I enjoyed this wine as the summer night unfolded a much needed rain storm. What goes well with wine, rain and the night? Obviously, a black and white movie. For this particular occasion it was, “The Most Dangerous Game” featured on TCM paired with a bottle of 2012 Trimbach Riesling.
This is a cinematic tale of the hunter becoming the hunted where the main character is eventually humbled by his epiphany when he says, “The animals I hunted; now I know how they felt…” Creepy and Gothic factors in this film include the scheming Russian Count, a doorknocker that features a wounded beast holding its female victim, and a massive tapestry inside the Count’s castle with a brutal looking centaur in the jungle with its human prey.
I was moved by a line said in the beginning of the movie, as it reflects heavily on a number of wildlife concerns in the world today. “I was thinking of the inconsistency of civilization. The beast of the jungle, killing just for his existence, is called savage. The man, killing just for sport, is called civilized. It’s a bit inconsistent, isn’t it?”
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Wine: Trimbach Riesling 2012