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February 28, 2005 | Dan Crane, Special to The Times
Though they didn't get to saunter up the aisle to accept an Oscar, Julian Davies and Roy Gittens, the men who provided the inspiration for "Sideways," the novel and subsequent film, were nonetheless in high spirits at Sunday night's Sideways-Centric Oscar Viewing Party/Irregular Wine Tasting at the Echo on Sunset Boulevard.
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February 28, 2005 | Dan Crane, Special to The Times
Though they didn't get to saunter up the aisle to accept an Oscar, Julian Davies and Roy Gittens, the men who provided the inspiration for "Sideways," the novel and subsequent film, were nonetheless in high spirits at Sunday night's Sideways-Centric Oscar Viewing Party/Irregular Wine Tasting at the Echo on Sunset Boulevard.
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June 17, 2004 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
It's a book signing, excerpt reading, film teasing and wine tasting. Tonight's special edition of the Echo's Extreme Wine Tasting celebrates the release of local author Rex Pickett's "Sideways" (St. Martin's Griffin, New York), a wine-centric road-trip story based on his adventures with pals Julian Davies and Roy Gittens.
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July 10, 2008 | Elina Shatkin
THE CROWD at the Echoplex is cheerful and chatty, but as they sip an elegant French Gewurztraminer infused with "subtle tones of honey, grapefruit and tropical fruit" (or so says Wine Spectator), their ersatz sommelier, Julian Davies, slugs down a distinctly pedestrian bottle of Red Stripe Jamaican ale. This curated eclecticism is par for the course at Irregular Wine Tasting, where an Italian Cabernet Sauvignon might be followed by a milky junmai sake.
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