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Peter M. Cohen
by Staff
Magazine Issue: U.S. Vol. 4.6
Peter M. Cohen

Age: 30
Occupation: Film Writer, Producer and Director
Credits: Writing, Directing, Producing "Whipped"; Writing - Untitled ImageMovers/DreamWorks comedy; Producing - Lipton Brisk animation commercials "Babe Ruth" and "Bruce Lee"
Resides: New York City
Claim to Fame: Steve Martin's dog humped my leg on the set of "Sgt. Bilko" (I was an assistant to the director at the time)
Favorite Music/Band: Lenny Kravitz and The Beastie Boys
Favorite food(s): Pasta, Sushi, Filet Mignon, Pop Tarts
Favorite Drink(s): Snapple, Rolling Rock, Amstel Light, Gin and Tonic (in that order)
Favorite Book: George Orwell's "1984." It's probably also the last time I read a book
Favorite TV Show: "Seinfeld." Currently none. I haven't had much time lately
Favorite Film: "Midnight Express" and "The Jerk"
10 Questions

How often do you have a glass of wine?
Whenever I eat out, I have at least one glass of wine, so that's about five days a week.

If you could only drink one wine (or type of wine) for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Pinot noir. It's a very versatile wine that goes with any type of food. And the California pinots are really beginning to stand up to the best French Burgundies.

Why do you think people feel intimidated about wine?
There's so much selection, and the price range is so broad. It makes people insecure about their knowledge of wine and question if they're paying too much or too little for a bottle.

How long does an open bottle last in your house?
A half-hour if a friend's over, five minutes if I'm alone.

What's the best/worst bottle of wine you've received as a gift?
The best bottle of Champagne I almost received was from my sister, who sent me a bottle of Cristal for my 25th birthday at Morton's. Her credit card was denied, so I had to pay for it myself. The Champagne cost more than the meal.

Ever drink wine right from the bottle? Through a straw? Outta someone's navel?
A few times from the bottle. Never with a straw. And maybe I'll use the navel idea in my next film.

What would be your dream meal?
Filet mignon, a glass of Miramar Torres pinot noir and Heidi Klum.

Would you be turned off by a screw cap on an expensive bottle of wine?
Definitely. I gave up screw caps when I sold "Whipped."

Ever use wine to lure someone into bed? (Details, details!)
Yes. Dunnwood. "It works every time." This is addressed more in "Whipped."

Favorite winery/wine producer? Why?
Francis Ford Coppola. Because he makes great films and great wine.

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