View Full Version : The mistake was potatoes!

18-05-2011, 07:49:36

"When the police came to arrest the suspect, he was eating a human liver with potatoes,"

I think it's supposed to be fava beans. I bet he had white wine too!

18-05-2011, 07:51:25
In the book it's not Chianti... but I can't remember what it is.

Chianti is a shit choice for eating with liver for a supposed wine buff.

18-05-2011, 07:53:24
I believe it was Amarone ( yum yum yum)

18-05-2011, 07:57:21
Apparently in the book it was a big Amerone.


18-05-2011, 07:57:38

Tizzy's favourite.

Greg W
18-05-2011, 07:58:01
In the book it's not Chianti... but I can't remember what it is.

Chianti is a shit choice for eating with liver for a supposed wine buff.Because your average wine buff knows what to drink with a human liver? :eek:

18-05-2011, 08:03:49
I think they just chose it because "a nice Chianti" sounds a lot more menacing than the book's "a big Amerone".

I didn't mean it wouldn't go. The Chianti would probably be ok as a match, it's just got the reputation of being a bit of a cheap rough wine (especially in the 90s) so it's like they are trying to indicate a fine wine, but picked one that had a terrible reputation at the time. Which is why I think it was a shit choice.

But it sounded really cool, and is one of the most memorable film lines of all time, so from that point of view it was a great choice.

Cheshire Cat
18-05-2011, 08:41:17

it depends what you had picked
you could have stumbled in some ordinary Chianti "table wine"
but there are a lot of "Classic "Chianti , which is an above-average wine

of course, if you don't look for quality, you don't get it
but you can't label such a generic denomination with the reputation of just its bottom-tier

even if Chianti defines a specific zone in Tuscany, it encompasses indeed a wide variety of production spots and brands.
Depending on the winemaker and the cru, it can range from top-top italian wines like Barolo, maybe almost Brunello, down to wide-market beverages capitalising on the name and little else.

Dunno which made their way to the foreign market, but only the worst Chiantis can be rough/terrible, and you've got to be unlucky to pick those



admittedly tho...
my favorite tuscan wine is not Chianti :D
but not Brunello either:


I think I'd have no problem at all making it go with liver

Greg W
18-05-2011, 08:49:58
And he did specify a nice one, as opposed to a poor one after all. ;)

18-05-2011, 08:57:22
I always reckoned they changed it for the film cos more people would know what Chianti was.

Mmm, liver, fave beans and Amarone.
Hold the liver and beans.....