The Duel Of Wine

The Duel Of Wine

by Nicolas Carreras

Synopsis | Cast & Crew | Technical Information

The famous Sommelier Charlie Arturaola fell from grace after a momentary loss of his taste during the shooting of a movie. The image of “a Sommelier without palate” destroyed his career. After a few years, Charlie becomes a taxi driver, but he never gave up of dreaming to get his reward back. When Charlie accidently gets to know the newcomer Italian sommelier, he will come with a crazy plan to try to get back into the wine world!

Awards & Festivals

Irish Premiere at Galway Film Fleadh!
World Premiere at Montreal World FF! 
European Premiere at Valladolid FF!
Official Selection at Galway IFF, Uruguay IFF, Comedy Cluj, Cine Global Dominicano and Cine Latino Australia!


Charlie Arturaola: Charlie Arturaola 
Lino Pujia: Lino Pujia
Pandora Anwyl: Pandora Anwyl
Luca Gardini: Luca Gardini

Director Bio

NICOLÁS CARRERAS graduated in Film Direction at the Universidad del Cine (Argetina), where he is currently teaching. He works as a director, photographer and editor. Many of his films received international awards. At CACTUS CINE, his production company, he produces for cinema and TV. In 2010, he directed the documentary THE WAYS OF WINE, winner of the FIPRESCI Award at Mar del Plata Festival, and it was screened at Berlinale and San Sebastian at Culinary Section. THE DUEL OF WINE is his first feature.

Cast Bio

CHARLIE ARTURAOLA is a Chef, Sommelier, wine educator, appraiser and lately, an actor. He has traveled the world working in top cruise lines, luxury hotels and high end restaurants. He has appeared as guest speaker in the top Wine Trade Expos and festivals in the Americas and Europe. 
Recently, Arturaola starred in a docu-drama, THE WAYS OF WINE, about his life at the vineyards. In 2015, Arturaola will win a recognition to his wine career the prestigious International Wine & Spirit Award, naming him “Wine Communicator of the Year” at the oldest tasting institution IWSC in London.


Director: Nicolas Carreras
Screenplay: Federico Marcello
Cinematography: Agustin Vidal 
Editor: Sebastian Carreras
Sound: Esteban Perroud
Producer: Lino Pujia
Production Companies: Indepindie Films & Cactus Cine

Original Title: The Duel of Wine / Sony FS700 / 16:9 / 95 min / Stereo / Italian, Spanish, English, French with English subtitles / DCP / Italy, 2015

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