A Toast to Alan Rickman

We at Wine Star Services, along with the vast majority of America, are Alan Rickman fans and are saddened to know that we won’t get to experience any new cinematic delights like those he has given us over the years. But we do get to relive and re-experience the moments he has left us with… including this one when he played Steven Spurrier, a sommelier, in the movie, Bottle Shock. I love how his character reflects on wine in this moment of the movie:

“Wine is sunlight held together by water.” The poetic wisdom of the Italian physicist, philosopher and stargazer, Galileo Galilei. It all begins with the soil, the vine, the grape. The smell of the vineyard. Like inhaling birth. It awakens some ancestral – some primordial – anyway, some deeply imprinted, and probably subconscious place in my soul.


Cheers to you, Alan Rickman, and for making this contribution to the wine-loving world.


  1. A wonderful remembrance.

  2. It was a pretty cool movie, but I think they still could have made it a bit better. More dramatic and with more conflict….Oh well, any wine movie is good I think. We need more wine themed movies to come out.

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