On May 28th the highly anticipated amber wine documentary Call it Amber by director Andraž Fistravec, and producer Vida Kaučič of Studio Alp premiered to the world in Koper, Slovenia, in conjunction with the Orange Wine Festival.
Marcel de Cocq attended the event and covered the experience for us:
With the enjoyment of the warm Adriatic coastal atmosphere, the release of the movie took place in Gledališče Koper Teatro, in Koper’s historic scenic town center. Sensationally it was like a true gala premiere, but instead of having Hollywood stars, it was a delighted festive gathering of honorable Amber Wine icons, of which many are featured in the film.
Present among many others were: Saša and Suzanna Radikon, Dario Prinčič, Movia, Josko Renčel, Valter Kramar, Burja, Šumenjak, JNK, Gordia, Rojac, Zaro, Draga Miklus, Tamara Podversic and from Georgia Giorgi Natenadze.
It was an honor to attend the event and to see the first public presentation of the project which became a beautifully passionately produced document of great importance that gives unique insight and understanding while telling the fundamental history of amber wines.
The really informative, smart, educational and approachable production was exciting, captivating and joyful to watch, which with subtle typical humoristic personality became a well, creatively designed, able amalgamation of portraits of pioneers of the amber wine renaissance.
Needless to say, Simon J Woolf the author of Amber Revolution was among the guests who played a key role in the documentary and its creation which in great extent became a beautiful film adaptation of his inspiring book.
On a personal note I would like to pay tribute to Simon’s work and emphasize how Amber Revolution has been of significant influence in a monumental altering phase of life, when the book was released and I was at the beginning of my journey through the world of natural wine.
Together with many wines discovered, reading the book was an eye opening, perspective changing experience and therefore it was a real pleasure seeing the endeavors of everyone involved in Call it Amber pridefully take shape on the screen !
Text by Marcel de Cocq
Photos by Call it Amber