Experience “Life on the Douro” on the West Coast this week–and taste the wine too!

Documentary film maker Zev Robinson will screen his new film Life on the Douro on the West Coast this week starting with LA tonight Tues. Nov. 15 and then San Francisco on Th. Nov. 17. The film will be followed by a tasting of some very fine Port and Douro wines from Graham’s, Dow’s, Niepoort, Crasto, Taylor Fladgate, Quevedo, Mourao, and possibly Sandeman, Ferreira and Portal. In addition to seeing a beautiful and engaging film with a fascinating story, this is an amazing opportunity to taste wines that are rare and difficult to find in the US.

“Directing this film has been one of the great experiences of my life,” says director Zev Robinson, “the Douro is one of the wonders of the world that should be seen at least once in a lifetime, and Portugal is a country that deserves to be much better known.”

Doors open at 6 PM, the film will start at 6:30, presented by director Zev Robinson, followed by a Q&A, and a wine tasting presented by Oscar Quevedo, marketing director for the Quevedo winery http://quevedoportwine.com/,  and Roy Hersh of http://www.fortheloveofport.com, one of the world’s leading experts of Port and Douro wines, one of the world’s leading experts of Port and Douro wines and organizer of  tours of the region.

Chaplin Theater and Raleigh Cafe,
Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90038
Tickets are $32.00 and can be purchased here –

Delancey Street San Francisco
Screening Room and Private Club
600 Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tickets are $32.00 and can be purchased here –

Life on the Douro can also be viewed Saturday, November 19, at Paso Robles Film Festival (exact time TBA) –

I had been looking forward to attending this film in Los Angeles and seeing Zev and Oscar again but I took over teaching a college class that meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and can’t cancel class. I’ll have to miss Saturday in Paso Robles because it is the 50th Birthday celebration and concert of my lifelong friend Jeff Kaiser. I’m so disappointed I’ll be missing out on the film and the tasting!