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3-21-05
A to Z Winery Grabs "Sideways" Wine Name

According to Sam Tannahill, winemaker and part owner of A to Z Winery, business partner Bill Hatcher has trademarked the name "Sideways" for use as a wine name and plans are underway for an Oregon Pinot noir with that name. Bill heard about the movie from customers and was surprised to discover that the name had not been taken.

Bill contacted the film's director, Alexander Payne, and asked for his cooperation. "We've had some good talks with Payne and Pickett", said Sam when contacted today.

At this time, A to Z may be producing a "Sideways Pinot noir" but final details as to release date and label are still being decided.






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