Jacques (Bernard Campan) is divorced and runs a small wine shop on the verge of bankruptcy in a small French town. Hortense (Isabelle Carré) is also single, full of life and eager to find true love. One day she walks into his store looking for a good drop of wine to share with a group of homeless people that she regularly cooks for, and before too long she has signed up for a tasting workshop at Jacques’ store.
The road to romance though, is not exactly smooth, especially when both of them are harbouring secrets – and nursing past hurts. Carré ('L'Enfant de Personne') and Campan ('Tous Inconnus') are both César award-winning actors and have convincing on-screen chemistry for an unlikely couple. Just like a good wine, ‘The Tasting’ has a lasting finish.
This film will be preceded by a special Tasting of English sparkling wines in the Jubilee Hall at 2:30pm and Gail Gardner, MD of the beautiful local vineyard Ashling Park less than 4 miles from us, will talk us through her trophy-winning wines and the rise of English wine.
It’s a real treat for your taste buds before this delightful film!