Paul Giamatti, left, and Thomas Haden Church, starred in “Sideways.” Giamatti’s character disses merlot, and a drop in its popularity followed. It’s not clear how much effect the movie had on drinking habits, but merlot remains a favorite among consumers.
Paul Giamatti, left, and Thomas Haden Church, starred in “Sideways.” Giamatti’s character disses merlot, and a drop in its popularity followed. It’s not clear how much effect the movie had on drinking habits, but merlot remains a favorite among consumers. Merie W. Wallace Twentieth Century Fox
Paul Giamatti, left, and Thomas Haden Church, starred in “Sideways.” Giamatti’s character disses merlot, and a drop in its popularity followed. It’s not clear how much effect the movie had on drinking habits, but merlot remains a favorite among consumers. Merie W. Wallace Twentieth Century Fox
Nosh Pit with Chris Macias

Nosh Pit with Chris Macias

Chris Macias chops it up about local food issues

Reassessing merlot 10 years after ‘Sideways’

November 15, 2014 10:00 AM

UPDATED November 15, 2014 06:00 PM

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's food and wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farmworkers in Lodi. Chris judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. Reach him at cmacias@sacbee.com or 916-321-1253. Twitter: @chris_macias.